Richard SimmonsPortfolio Manager at Derby Street Managers
Richard Simmons, Portfolio Manager, launched Derby Street funds in Cayman Islands in 2013. Richard Simmons has over 22 years of investment experience. In 2001 he was authorized by the FCA via Credo Capital, a multi-billion wealth manager in London, to become a professional money manager, and prior to that Richard was investing on his own and for friends and family accounts.
Richard started his career in commercial banking in 1986 and his positions included Head of Bank of Ireland's Corporate Banking centre in London and Assistant Director of Henry Ansbacher, the merchant bank. Between 1997 and 2001 Richard was a non-executive director and a lecturer at Cass Business School and Imperial School of Management.
As his career became deeply focused on equity investing, he was commissioned by Financial Times/Longman to write one of the first academic studies of Warren Buffett, “Buffett Step by Step”. §Richard graduated with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from The Queen's College, University of Oxford and holds an MBA from Cass Business School.