Aberdeen’s Simon Fox to speak at Miami Summit
Simon Fox, senior investment specialist at Aberdeen Asset Management, will speak about portfolio diversification at the Funds Society Miami Summit 2017 to be held on 18-19 May at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami.
Fox will discuss the benefits of genuine diversification, which can be achieved through exposure to a broader range of asset classes, including infrastructure, emerging market bonds, loans, insurance linked securities, aircraft leasing and peer to peer lending. He will explain why Aberdeen’s unconstrained approach is offering “more”.
Fox’s key areas of coverage include Aberdeen’s multi-asset funds, hedge fund solutions and pan-alternative strategies. He joined Aberdeen in 2015, having spent 12 years at Mercer previously.
From 2010 he was a member of Mercer’s Alternatives Boutique, part of the Manager Research team; in his role as director of research for macro, currency and commodity strategies he had responsibility for global research and client consulting, including coverage of macro and managed futures hedge funds, currency and commodity strategies and multi-asset investments (diversified growth funds).
He was also a member of Mercer’s Alternatives Investment Committee and the fund of hedge fund rating review committee, as well as a regular contributor to Mercer’s broader intellectual capital – from hedge funds to commodities, timberland and agriculture.
Before joining the research boutique his primary role was as a senior client consultant – responsible for advising on the full range of investment consulting issues including investment strategy, portfolio structuring, manager selection, and performance monitoring.