Simon HopkinsCEO at Milltrust International Group
Simon Hopkins is CEO of Milltrust International Group in Singapore. He is a successful entrepreneur and investment professional. He has been a senior figure in the international investment management industry for more than two decades.
In 2011, Mr. Hopkins founded impact-focused Milltrust International in Singapore dedicated to the mantra of “Sustainable Prosperity”, operating an award-winning, FCA authorised, investment platform focusing on three key secular themes, the development of Emerging Markets, Agricultural Investments, and Science & Technological Innovation. More recently he chairs the Singapore based Milltrust Ventures, a Milltrust affiliate investing in early stage deep tech companies, regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Mr. Hopkins started his career at British bank S.G. Warburg, which ultimately became UBS Warburg, subsequently holding senior roles at HSBC James Capel and Nomura International. In 1996 Mr. Hopkins created one of the industry’s first dedicated mutual fund research businesses, Global Fund Analysis (GFA), with over 27,000 registered users around the globe. Concurrently, Mr. Hopkins played a pioneering role in seeding many international hedge funds through the Fortune Group, an award-winning alternatives investment advisory business managing over 7bn USD, with clients in 24 countries. The firm was successfully sold to UK-listed, financial services group, Close Brothers Group PLC, in 2006, culminating in its full integration in January 2010.