23rd January, 2022
Simon Hynes has joined Fund Boards Council (FBC) as a Senior Adviser. In this role, Simon will help FBC develop offerings for fund governance professionals in Europe, focusing particularly on the growth of FBC’s distributor oversight and product governance programmes. FBC is dedicated to providing mutual fund boards with thought-leadership, practical insights, collaboration, training and consultancy on fund governance topics in the UK and cross-border.
Simon brings with him extensive UK & European Investment Management distribution experience, with leadership and board roles at Jupiter and Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). His UK AFM board experience saw detailed involvement in Assessment of Value, PROD and other regulatory initiatives.
He also built LGIM’s Retail sales presence in Europe and was integral to the development of its ETF business. Since 2020 Simon has also served as a non-executive director for NedGroup Investments.
Of his new role, Simon commented, “Providing insight into the work of European fund regulators particularly sparked my enthusiasm for sharing best practice in fund governance. Having robust governance, and being able to demonstrate this, is key the ability to impact the provision of better value to investors and regulatory compliance. I look forward to working with the FBC team to help support this aim for members and clients”.
As FBC’s footprint becomes more global and governance offerings have continued to expand, the need has grown for additional expertise.
Shiv Taneja, CEO of FBC said of Simon’s appointment, “In his advisory role, Simon will be a key asset to our executive team, with his deep experience in cross-border markets of Europe. It dovetails well with growing cross-border interest in FBC’s investment governance activities and the development of our distributor and product governance programmes.”