Simon Cox has been based in Hong Kong since 1989 and undertakes a limited number of directorships as well as supporting HighWater’s activities in Asia and providing an allocator’s perspective on various issues. Simon has worked with a number of private investment groups, including Search Investment Group (family office of Mr Robert Miller of Duty Free Shoppers) and Fleming Family & Partners (Asia).
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He was a founding partner of Ninepeaks fund-of-funds in Hong Kong and New York, managing portfolios on behalf of private groups such as the family office of the late Sir James Goldsmith and Rothschild et Cie, selling his interests to his partner in 2007. He currently advises a small number of private investment groups, acts as a director of a number of investment funds and sits on the investment committees of certain foundations and family offices.

In his various roles both in his own investment firm and managing a substantial private family office, he has accumulated extensive experience in dealing with a wide array of investment funds and allocators.

This has also included dealing globally with multiple legal, administration, broker and audit counterparties. Since 1997 he has been invested in more than 200 hedge, private equity and fixed income fund vehicles globally, as well as in direct investments in a variety of industries across Asia in particular. He has been a director of multiple operating and investment entities, including publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and Australia. He was also on the boards of certain operating and investment companies of the Getty family.

Simon initially worked from 1986 in financial investigations and audit with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Hong Kong and South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Natal and is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa). He grew up in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia).