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Simon is an experienced trader, risk manager and operations expert. His 28 year tenure in the Financial Services industry has included starting up new businesses for major investment banks, restructuring existing businesses and advising regulators.

Simon graduated from Exeter University and immediately started his career working as a jobber on the London Stock Market. After qualifying as a trader on the London Traded Options Market he moved into over the counter derivative trading and risk management and then into client focused algorithmic, rules based trading. Recently he has been the Chief Operations Officer and board member.

Since Sept 2013 Simon has been working as a consultant for the FCA as an expert advisor in the field of market abuse. In the preceding 5 years he worked at City Index as the Chief Operating Officer and main board director with particular responsibilities for the areas of legal, compliance, risk management, procurement, HR and the overseas offices. Successes included integrating the FX, CFD and Spread Betting businesses, cost savings through consolidation of the operational cost base and new office openings.

Before joining City Index Simon spent 10 years at Bear Stearns as a Senior Managing Director building and then running the Global Portfolio Trading and Algorithmic Trading departments. Based in the UK, he managed teams in London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, was a member of the London management committee and served as a trustee of the UK pension fund. Prior to this Simon worked at Nat West Markets where he began his career as an equity and derivatives trader.

As a founding partner Simon brings a wealth of experience in the areas of risk management, operations, regulation and market structures.