Howard Tisshaw is an independent consultant advising a number of wealthy families. He has a long history of investing in private equity and for 20 years was the CIO of a Norwegian family office, which had over 50% of its assets allocated to the asset class. Howard’s career has spanned management consultancy, investment research and corporate finance, both as a practitioner and academic. Formerly, he was a lecturer in Finance at Cass Business School, a research director at Hoare Govett, the head of research at a small investment bank and Chairman of the PEIA. After qualifying as an accountant, he gained an MSc and a PhD from Cass Business School.