Nigel Morriss, Founder and CEO of ORC, is a renowned Investment Operations authority with a global and GCC-focused perspective. Specializing in advisory services for institutions such as Sovereign Wealth Funds, Central Banks, Custodians, Asset Managers, Pension Funds and Family Offices, Nigel is an expert in managing the operational risks associated with investments. His proficiency extends to areas including ODD, custody and fund administrator, global operational standards and the GCC investments sector.


With extensive experience across the GCC, Europe, the US and Asia, Nigel provides strategic guidance to institutional investors, emphasizing best-in-class investment governance, operations, risk management and investment technology infrastructures.


Prior to establishing ORC, Nigel served as a Principal Investment Consultant and Head of Operational Consulting Group for Mercer in Dubai. He also held key positions, including Executive Director - Operations at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in London. His career includes roles at UBS Wealth Management, BlackRock and State Street, culminating in the development of Mercer’s operational advisory practice in the Middle East.


Nigel is recognized as a published thought leader on current and emerging investment operations risk trends. He shares his experience as an expert on the panels of GLG and Coleman Research. Nigel holds an honors degree in Law from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.