George Hodgson is deputy chief executive at STEP, the worldwide professional body for those specialising in advising families across generations. Prior to joining STEP he held a senior policy position at the Association of British Insurers, the main insurance industry trade body in the United Kingdom and has also served on the staff of the Treasury Committee of the UK House of Commons. Prior to moving to public policy work Mr Hodgson had a career in investment banking that spanned over 20 years as a top-rated economist and investment strategist. He holds economics degrees from the University of Durham and the University of Stirling, and has been the author of many articles and research reports on trusts, taxation and investment issues.