Andrew Gibbs, Chief Investment Officer of Broad Street Asset Management, a discretionary investment management firm based in London, has been managing investments in Asia for over 30 years. After studying history at Cambridge University, with a strong focus on Asian 18th and 19th century history, he joined Manulife, the Canadian life insurance company, as a specialist Asian investment manager and compiled a report on the prospects for the life insurance market in Thailand. This started a long professional association with Thailand. In 1993, he moved to Hong Kong to work with Carlson Investment Management, launching and managing specialist investment trusts, focused on Asian smaller companies, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The Siam Recovery Fund, launched just after the onset of the Asian Crisis in 1997 was a Dublin listed investment company that specialised in Thai investment, which he managed until 2001. Returning to the UK in 2000, he managed Japanese investments for Quaestor Investment, part owned by Yasuda Life, which further enhanced his understanding of demographic transitions in Asian societies. Recently, he completed a study on Thai demography, the dramatic ageing of its society and the lingering effects of this on financial returns. Current research interests include the ability of middle and lower income societies to absorb and benefit from the current technological revolution. He is a trustee of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, one of the UK’s leading nursing charities.