Simon is Chair of Ninety One’s SA & Africa Credit Committee and is a member of various other investment committees. Until December 2022, he was co-head of Ninety One’s SA & Africa Fixed Income team with responsible for the SA and Africa Credit team.
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. These strategies include the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a donor-funded debt strategy that supports sustainable infrastructure and the multi-vintage Ninety One Credit Opportunities range which targets private and illiquid credit in South Africa and the rest of Africa.
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.