Simon spent most of his career as portfolio manager of a $1 billion hedge fund for a division of AIG in the United States.
After returning to the UK in 2012 and founding The ITI Group – with a mission to transform the provision of financial services for retail investors – he helped the company codify the underlying investment principles of maximising portfolio diversification and applying strict money management rules, using as a universe of investment options the fast growing and liquid ETF market place.
Simon remains committed to financial education at every level from schools to the work place and at an academic level. He is a member of the London School of Economics North American Advisory Board and a supporter of the India Observatory at the LSE. He is currently working on a project to better coordinate academic research into the sources and sustainability of Alpha (skill) based returns.