Simon Garfield

Senior Portfolio Advisor, EMEA

As a Senior Portfolio Advisor, Simon’s primary role involves working with the firm’s European and Middle Eastern clients on portfolio construction, strategy allocation, and other aspects of portfolio advisory.

Prior to joining Aksia in April 2016, Simon was Head of Portfolio Management at HSBC Alternative Investments Limited, where he was responsible for HSBC’s funds of funds and their discretionary and advisory hedge fund mandates, working with a range of private and institutional clients. Simon joined HSBC in 2003, initially in their investment banking graduate programme. He moved to the hedge fund team in 2005 and held several roles in research and portfolio management, before taking over as the portfolio manager for HSBC’s flagship fund (HSBC GH) in 2012 and as Head of Portfolio Management in 2014.

Simon graduated from Oxford University in 2002 with a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and received a M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics in 2003. He is a CFA charterholder.

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