Simon HedgerGlobal Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities at Principal Global Investors
Simon Hedger - Global Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Securities Simon is a global portfolio manager for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. Based in London, he is responsible for the firm's Europe, Middle East, and Africa real estate capability in REITs and listed real estate securities. Simon has real estate experience dating back to 1978, including extensive time spent in both the United Kingdom and Australia markets as an analyst and portfolio manager. Previous to joining Principal Global Investors in 2003, Simon worked for Domaine real estate funds where he managed the assets of its real estate syndicates and as a senior equities analyst at Prudential Bache/BNP Equities. His background also includes a variety of real estate related roles with Prudential Assurance Company, positions as fund manager for Paladin Commercial Trust, and GEM Commercial Property Trust. Simon received an MBA from the University of New England and is an associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Property Institute, and the FTSE EPRA NAREIT European Regional Index Committee.