Simon is non-executive Chairman. He spent 27 years at Fidelity, starting as an analyst in 1981, living for a number of years in Japan, including as Chief Investment Officer for the Asia-Pacific region. He returned to the UK in 1999 to take up the position of Chief Investment Officer for Fidelity International—a position he held until 2005.
He is Chairman of Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust PLC and Merchants Trusts PLC. He’s also a Director of Ashmore Group PLC, and Chairman of The Investor Forum. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from The University of St Andrews.
Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas is the Chief Executive Officer of TS Lombard and was a founder of Trusted Sources before its merger with Lombard Street Research and incorporation into TS Lombard in 2016. Before establishing Trusted Sources in 2006, he was managing director of Breakingviews, the leading online financial commentary service started by former FT Lex journalists and purchased by Reuters in 2009. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in investment banking (BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse First Boston) working in Asia and Europe.
In the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Nicholas worked in the newly created Russian financial markets, where he played a key role in the creation of a new investment bank in Moscow and arranged equity financings for newly privatized energy companies. He graduated from York University with a degree in economics and is on the Board of the European Association of Independent Research Providers.
Nick is Managing Director, Product Management & Marketing at TS Lombard. Nick joined TS Lombard in 1998 as a sales person. In 2000 he joined the management team and built and led the sales team from 2000 to 2011 through a phase of strong global revenue growth before taking more responsibility for marketing, product development as well as taking on the role of Company Secretary. He joined the Board of the company in 2005 and was appointed Managing Director of TS Lombard in April 2016. He graduated from the University Of Liverpool with a degree in Politics & Philosophy.
Chris Deavin is Managing Director of Sales. He will lead TS Lombard’s global sales teams based in London, New York and Hong Kong. Chris lead the development of the Equity Research business for Morningstar in EMEA and Asiapac from 2013 to January 2016.
Chris joined Morningstar from S&P in 2007 after the acquisition of the Funds Information division. At Morningstar he managed the combined sales team in the UK selling fund, equity and credit research, data, consulting and software before moving to focus on Equity Research. Chris is also the current Interim Chairman of the European Association of Independent Research Providers and has been a board member since 2015. Chris has an MBA from Imperial College, and a Politics and Law degree.
Charles Dumas joined TS Lombard in 1998, becoming Chief Economist in 2005. He is recognised as one of the world’s leading macroeconomic forecasters. He has written several books on the global economy, including ‘Globalisation Fractures’ (2010), which earned praise from Bank of England Governor Mervyn King: “To understand the causes of the financial crisis, read this insightful analysis.”
Charles has 40 years’ experience as an economist and financial markets professional. In the 1980s he was Head of Research for JP Morgan in London. In the 1970s he was Director of European Economics for General Motors.
Before that he worked on tax reform for the Conservative Party and as a journalist on The Economist newspaper. He was a Managing Director in JP Morgan's New York M&A department from 1988 to 1992 and had previously worked in its capital markets group in New York and London.
Chairman, China team and Managing Director, European Political Research
Jonathan Fenby has covered China for 20 years, focussing on policy and the politics of the regime, and their impact on the economy. Former editor of the South China Morning Post, he has written eight books on China and visits the country several times each year.
His involvements with Europe dates back to 12 years covering France and Germany for the Economist, the London Times and Reuters. He has a widespread network of contacts across the continent and has written four books on France as well as writing and broadcasting regularly on European affairs for French, German, Swiss, Belgian and US media as well as speaking at conferences.
Jonathan was appointed a CBE in 2000 for services to journalism and has also been made a Knight of both the French Legion of Honour and the French National Order of Merit. He is a member of the advisory boards of China Dialogue and the central bank organisation OMFIF. He is an associate at the London School of Economics (LSE) and London University's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Managing Director, EMEA and Global Political Research
His 25 years’ experience covering the political economy of Russia and other FSU countries, including time working in Moscow-based investment banks where he was a top-ranked strategist and political analyst in broker surveys, started with a posting in Moscow as a UK diplomat in the early 1990s. In the decade from co-founding Trusted Sources until its merger with Lombard Street Research to form TS Lombard in 2016, he has also been producing broader political analysis on EMEA regional markets and geopolitics. Academic work in Italy during the 1980s underpins his lifelong interest in that country’s political economy. He is a regular commentator on FSU affairs in broadcast media and leading op-ed columns. He graduated from Oxford University, where he was also a Fellow of All Souls College.
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