Simon GoodmanPartner & Chief Operating Officer at Anston Capital
With 15 years experience in building out Marshall Wace's proprietary operational, finance and technology platform, Simon enabled one of Europe's pre-eminent hedge funds to scale out its business from the start up stages of 30M to > 30Bn.
In his last role at MW, he was the firm’s Chief Information Officer, overseeing a global team of 40 technologists, responsible for an annual budget of circa £15M. Accomplishments included management of the development of both its famed algorithmic trading and quantitative research platforms, which culminated in winning the Financial News Best IT Department on the Buy-side a record 3 times. The MW platform also achieved the widely recognised top OQ1 rating by Moody's for its institutional quality under Simon’s management.
Previously, as the firm’s Global Head of Operations, Simon helped launch MW in both the US and Hong Kong, building out non- investment teams and infrastructural platforms in each region before becoming one of only 8 partners in 2007 as the firm's assets rose to 15Bn.
Post MW, Simon has since helped scale and develop two further financial firms using a blend of operational and technological expertise in the fintech arena. This experience has been honed across multiple asset classes, both in private, public and digital marketplaces, in each case enabling significant growth of these franchises.
Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Business from Oxford Brookes University, a CIO MBA from Boston University and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.