Having been involved with the investment trust and closed-end fund industries for over 30 years Mr Crighton has extensive experience within these sectors. Starting his career as an investment banker, soon running teams within major investment banks he then moved on to the buy-side, managing a portfolio of closed-end funds for institutional investors on a long and hedged basis. In 2011 he started to join the board of several closed-end funds and has since sat on many boards of funds and trading companies, overseeing restructurings, wind downs, as well as IPOs. He has expertise, and a particular interest in ESG issues.
Mr Crighton is also the Chairman of Weiss Korea Opportunity Fund and AVI Japan Opportunity Trust.