Simon’s career began in the city in 1981 trading physical commodities. Five years later he was transferred to New York to head trading and where he began developing a commodity focused hedge fund. This fund merged with AIG Asset Management in the mid-90s and was the first commodity fund to break the $1 billion barrier of assets under management. He returned to the UK in 2010 with a mission to transform the provision of financial services for retail investors.
Whilst running a hedge fund, Simon leaned the “secret sauce” of investment management which the ITI Group has now codified and is bringing to market in the form of a retail fund to deliver stable absolute investment returns at low cost – what every investor really wants.
Simon remains committed to financial education at every level from schools to the work place and at an academic level and is a member of the London School of Economics North American Advisory Board.