Vincent graduated from Liverpool University in 1973. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1984 and spent 13 years in industry with the Argyll Foods Group and Courtaulds. He gained his extensive experience in fund administration as finance director of GAM, Isle of Man and was also a director of their Dublin operation which was incorporated to take advantage of the new UCITS regime. Joining Barings as an executive director he was also appointed as a director to several listed companies and acted as company secretary. Vincent was general manager and company secretary of Bridgewater (IOM) Limited before moving to SMP Fund Services Limited as Director and Head of Fund Services which incorporates the newly acquired business of Chamberlain Fund Services.