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Paul Simon


Paul Simon Advisory

Paul manages a single-family office in London with a focus on direct private equity investing in environmental assets and hospitality real estate. Paul has a strong interest in environmental finance and is advising a number of European families on impact fund allocations across asset classes. He is a board director and Investment Committee member of a Bermuda-based single-family office associated with a leading Central American family. In this role, he supports the family with high-level asset allocation strategies, manager selections and family governance, including intergenerational wealth transfer and Next Gen considerations. He also serves on the Investment Committee of a Mauritius vehicle associated with a French family office with a strong focus on real estate and private equity investing in Africa.

Paul has a keen interest in philanthropy. He is a Trustee and Treasurer for Ashden, an environmental charity. He is a former special advisor to the UBS Optimus Foundation/CIFF on an educational impact bond in India.

Paul is a frequent speaker to the family office and academic community on matters of sustainability, impact investing and private equity investing in Africa. Outside work, he is a marathon and ultra-marathon runner and avid reader of history and politics    

Paul is a Swedish national and holds a BA Hon in economics and history from Oxford University and an MSc with distinction in political economy from the London School of Economics.


Timberland Investing in Africa

Day II

Thursday, May 9, 2019