Founder, CIO and Chairman of Coller Capital, Jeremy Coller, the ‘Godfather of Secondaries’, is recognised as one of the 50 most influential people in European private equity, according to Financial News.
Jeremy’s career began as he pioneered the acquisition of private equity secondaries at ICI Pension Plan and was Head of Research at Fidelity International Investment Management.
In 1990, he set up Coller Capital, the world’s leading secondary private equity firm with assets under management of around $17 bn. Through the company’s expansion, Jeremy was recognised as the leader of the secondaries market's industrialisation, and named ‘Personality of the Decade’ by Financial News in 2013.
Jeremy is also widely known for his philanthropic work, mainly through the Jeremy Coller Foundation. As a grant-making organisation, it promotes entrepreneurialism worldwide and focuses on several programmes such as:
- The FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) Initiative: an investor network which seeks to raise awareness around the ESG risks associated with intensive animal farming.
- Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University: an innovative organisation aiming to advance the venture ecosystem worldwide through research, education and outreach.
- Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University: a globally top ranked management school providing outstanding education for innovators to succeed in the world of venture.
Educated at Carmel College and the Sorbonne, Jeremy has a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Sussex.