Simon HopkinsCEO at Milltrust International Group
Simon Hopkins, serves as Chief Executive Officer of Milltrust International Group in Singapore and is an Investment Advisory Committee Member of The Climate Impact Asia Fund, a JV with WWF Hong Kong. He has been a senior figure in the international investment management industry for more than two decades. He was an early advocate of hedge fund investing for institutional investors, and has been a prolific capital raiser for single manager funds, funds of funds and listed closed-end funds.
Having spent over a decade at S.G. Warburg, UBS, HSBC James Capel and Nomura, Mr Hopkins created one of the industry’s first dedicated research and investment consulting businesses, Global Fund Analysis, to provide truly objective analysis for investor in 1996. At its peak GFA had over 27,000 registered users around the globe. Concurrently, Mr Hopkins played a pioneering role in seeding many top hedge funds through the Fortune Group, an award-winning alternatives investment banking and advisory business, which he merged with Global Fund Analysis in 2000. Fortune Group went on to become one of the U.K.’s pre-eminent hedge fund advisory firms with clients in 24 countries and a focus on pension funds, charities and endowments, as well as a number of the world’s leading families.
In addition to the group companies, Mr Hopkins serves as an investment advisor to the British Innovation Fund, a U.K. University Venture Fund, director of Swallowcourt, a UK healthcare business,
Xoomtrip, a GCC-based online travel agent, and Roslin Technologies (University of Edinburgh). He serves as a member of NUS Medicine International Council (NIC) and chairs Singapore-based Milltrust Ventures.
From 2015 to 2019, he was a director of CITIC Securities’ One Belt One Road Fund and from November 2011 to 2019, he was a director and investment advisory committee member of Novare Fund Manager, an African private equity firm. Mr Hopkins graduated from the University of Bristol Faculty of Law (LLB Hons) in 1986.