After graduating with a BA(Econ honours) degree from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Philip Watson worked for 10 years as an analyst/fund manager for Robert Fleming and Co in London, Kuwait, and Paris. In 1982, he was the founding shareholder in a fund management company in London “TWH Management Ltd“ alongside Kuwaiti and Saudi shareholders.
In 1991, the Swiss Bank Mirabaud et Cie, bought 75% and the company was renamed Mirabaud Investment Management Ltd, and managed both institutional and private client portfolios with Philip as CEO.
In 2008, Mirabaud acquired Philip`s 25% shareholding in the London entity and he became CIO of Mirabaud Asset Management which include all the group`s institutional businesses worldwide. He retired from being CIO in 2017 and became a Non-Executive Director.
From 2009 to 2018 Philip was also a director of a FTSE 250 property company, London Metric Properties PLC.