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Simon Luhr, FinEx Capital Management, interview
09 May 2013
Simon Luhr has been involved in securities lending since its infancy. Now the CEO of a hedge fund firm, he tells Stephanie Baxter why he believes the industry is
still heading in the right direction
FinEx Capital Management
Simon Luhr is one of the founding fathers of the securities lending industry. He co-developed Morgan Stanley’s international prime brokerage business and then went on to establish Nomura’s securities lending, delta one swap and prime brokerage businesses.
Luhr left the industry in the late 1990s to set up two hedge funds, Marble Bar Asset Management and SW1 Capital, both of which have been successfully sold. Luhr is a respected name in the business and has employed now well-known figures such as HSBC Securities Services’ new global head of securities lending Roy Zimmerhansl, who worked under Luhr at Nomura.
Luhr is now managing partner and CEO of FinEx Capital Management, a firm that manages its own hedge funds. It also very recently became an exchange traded fund (ETF) issuer when it pioneered Russia’s first ETF, a corporate bond fund.
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