Simon HopkinsCEO at Milltrust International Group
Mr. Hopkins has been a senior investment professional for more than two decades, with a track record in building successful financial services businesses. He is the founder and CEO of Milltrust, a family-owned investment platform, overseeing investments across 32 developing public equity markets through an award-winning fund range, as well substantial institutional allocations to farmland investments in Australia and New Zealand, and science and technology investments through the British Innovation Fund. Milltrust’s latest initiative, in collaboration with the WWF-Hong Kong, is the Climate Impact Asia Fund, an active equity impact fund investing into the leading Asian-listed companies that make a positive impact against climate change.
Mr Hopkins has been a prolific capital raiser for single manager funds, funds of funds and listed closed-end funds. In 1997, he founded Fortune Group, a multi asset class advisory firm raising over 10bn USD of assets under managenent. The firm was sold to publicly-listed Close Bros Group plc. in 2006.
Mr. Hopkins started his career at S.G. Warburg, and held senior roles at UBS, HSBC and Nomura. He serves as a director of Swallowcourt, a UK care provider, Xoomtrip, a Gulf-based travel agent, and Roslin Technologies (University of Edinburgh), and is a member of NUS Medicine International Council. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Bristol in 1986 and recently completed a Non-Executive Director postgraduate diploma in Hong Kong. Mr. Hopkins resides with his family in Singapore.