Stewart is responsible for Regional Business Development across the Vistra product suite while maintaining a leadership role in the Regional Management Team. He is also responsible for the Abu Dhabi Global Markets office as Senior Executive Officer driving strategy, sales and client management.
Stewart joined Vistra through the acquisition of Total Solutions Middle East in September 2017 as Managing Partner, having joined from Standard Chartered Bank Middle East where he held the position Regional Head of Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Prior to his role, he was located in the UK running a boutique Asset Management House covering Hedge Funds, Investment Trusts and Open Ended Investment Companies. He successfully managed the sale and transition of this business to Aberdeen Asset Management. He spent most of his career in London working for State Street Bank and Trust Company, ABN AMRO Mellon, BNP Paribas and AEGON Asset Management, hence he has been involved either in Asset Management, Asset Servicing, Banking and Offshore Tax & Trust structuring.
Having qualified in Glasgow with Business Management, Strategy and Operational Supervision, Stewart took on additional qualifications as a Pension Trustee, Offshore Tax & Trust Structuring, International Faculty of Finance - Fund Management, Registered and qualified as a Financial Planner with the Financial Conduct Authority, plus Banking qualification in Treasury and Cash Management.