Paul Simpson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of our multi-asset business (now Quilter Investors) in January 2018. Mr Simpson began his capital markets career in risk management, gaining experience in major houses such as Deutsche Bank and UBS, trading a wide range of equity market neutral and arbitrage strategies. Switching to investment management he was portfolio manager on a successful merger arbitrage fund at De Putron Fund Management Ltd, later concentrating on statistical arbitrage, with two years as a portfolio manager at Millennium Partners. Mr Simpson joined Old Mutual in 2006, where he initiated and was co-manager on the European Statistical Arbitrage fund (launched 2006) and Global Statistical Arbitrage fund (launched 2007). He was appointed Head of Alternatives at Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) in 2009, having managerial responsibility for quantitative multi-factor investment processes spanning hedge funds, alternative and long only UCITS funds. He was appointed Investment Director in January 2015.
Mr Simpson is Chair of OMGI’s Investment Director’s Committee and sits on the Boards of the Old Mutual UK, Irish and Cayman investment funds. He is also a member of OMGI’s Executive Committee. Mr Simpson has a BA in Economics from Cambridge University (1980) and an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre (1986).