Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to all of Citywire’s Fund Manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Ex-Threadneedle chief Simon Davies named Square Mile chairman

Ex-Threadneedle chief Simon Davies named Square Mile chairman

Square Mile Investment Research has hired former Threadneedle chief executive Simon Davies as a founding investor and chairman.

Commenting on Davies' appointment, Richard Romer-Lee, managing director of the investment consultancy, said: 'Simon brings significant industry and leadership experience as well as a proven ability to lead, manage and grow successful businesses and he provides strong, focused governance.'

Davies, who also served as chief investment officer and chairman at Threadneedle retired from the firm in June 2012, after leading the company’s transformation from a small UK manager of in-house insurance assets to a top international asset manager. 

He joined Threadneedle as chief investment officer in 1995, a year after the firm was formed through the merger of the investment operations of UK insurers Allied Dunbar and Eagle Star.

Under Davies' leadership Threadneedle saw assets under management rise from £22 billion to £68.8 billion with the firm managing mandates for individuals, pension funds, insurers and corporations around the world.

In a career spanning 30 years' career Davies has also held positions at Gartmore and NM Rothschild & Sons, and was more recently chairman of Cofunds and the Investment Management Association.

He currently serves as chairman of the JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust, and a non-executive director of Grainger, and Old Mutual Wealth Management.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

JPM’s Negyal: Back divis to temper EM volatility

Omar Negyal, co-manager of the JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income trust, says a dividend approach to emerging markets reduces the volatility of investing in the asset class.

Play WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

WMR: Why Russia will lose this war

Author and journalist Adam Lebor believes a perfect storm is brewing when it comes to the Russian economy. .

Play WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

WMR: Gerard Lyons warns Asia is the real risk, not Russia & Ukraine

Chief economic adviser to London mayor Boris Johnson outlines the geo-political risks in Asia and explains why the risk of another eurozone crisis must not be underestimated.

Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: 'new normal' now is as dangerous as when it was applied to tech

Profile: 'new normal' now is as dangerous as when it was applied to tech

7IM's CIO Chris Darbyshire says he has been re-energised by his new role, but has little time for 'new normal' doom-mongers

Wealth Manager on Twitter