Simon is resident in Cayman and a former investment manager with global multi-asset class research and management experience including equity, credit, hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds. He holds degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Banking and Finance from the University of Manchester. Simon began his career on the buy-side, researching credit and collateralized debt and equities at Barclays Capital, before joining ING as a sell-side equity analyst. He then moved into portfolio management in the Cayman Islands, first at Butterfield Bank and then at EFG Bank. In 2013 Simon left EFG to set up an investment and wealth advisory business for institutional and high net worth clients and to serve as an independent director to funds. Simon is a former President of the CFA Society Cayman Islands and the current regional President’s Council Representative for the Latin America and Caribbean region of the CFA Institute. He has the CFA Charter, and has completed the UK Investment Management Certificate and Registered Representative Examination.