Simon is a co-head of SA & Africa Fixed Income and is responsible for the SA and Africa Credit team at Ninety One. He joined in 2005 when he was tasked with building its credit business and capabilities. Ninety One now holds a leading position in managing diverse institutional credit portfolios, including both the listed and unlisted markets. Simon was previously with Investec Bank where he was responsible for debt origination (including corporate bonds, structured credit and securitisation) and was involved in the Southern African debt capital markets from its infancy in the late 1990s. Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Natal, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nijenrode University in The Netherlands, and is a CFA® Charterholder.