Simon is Mercer’s Growth Markets Director of Strategic Research, based in Singapore. He is a member of Mercer’s Global Strategic Research Committee, which has oversight of investment-related intellectual capital and provides sign-off for investment solutions created by the Solutions Group and Client Segment Groups. He is a member of Mercer’s Equity Boutique, and also contributes regularly within the Hedge Fund Boutique. He serves as Chair of Mercer’s Asia Pacific Equities Ratings Review Committee, and is a voting member of Mercer’s Asian Fixed Income Ratings Review Committee and Multi-Asset Ratings Review Committee.
Having first joined Mercer in 2010, Simon rejoined the firm in 2017 after a period away from Mercer as Head of Investment Solutions in Asia for Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to joining Mercer in 2010, Simon was Managing Director of the Singapore office of a Swiss-headquartered private equity firm. Prior to that, Simon co-founded AsiaSource Capital, a boutique investment firm based in Singapore and New York, where he managed an Asia-focused fund-of-hedge-funds.
Earlier in his career, Simon worked in Hong Kong as a sell-side Equity Analyst at Cazenove, specializing in regional small & mid cap equities. Simon began his career as a Global Equity Analyst at Prudential M&G in London, and later transferred to Hong Kong with Prudential as an Investment Manager focused primarily on Asian equities.
Simon graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Oriental Studies, has an MBA from the HKUST Business School, and is a CFA® charterholder.