Simon is a Principal within Mercer's Alternatives Boutique, part of the Investments business. As Director of Macro, Currency and Commodity Research, Simon is responsible for developing the Boutique's intellectual capital and research coverage in global macro hedge funds, currency and commodity strategies. He also has broad input into less liquid natural resource strategies, such as timberland and agriculture. Simon serves on a number of Mercer's Ratings Review Committees, including as Chair of the Macro committee and member of the third party fund of fund committee. He is also a member of Mercer's Alternatives Investment Committee, responsible for the oversight of Mercer's fiduciary investment portfolios in the alternatives space. Simon has a degree in mathematics from Oxford University and a Masters in European politics and policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and has ten years investment experience with Mercer.