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Jeremy Coller

Founder, CIO & Chairman

Coller Capital

London, UK

Jeremy Coller

Biography

Jeremy Coller is Founder, CIO & Chairman of Coller Capital which he established in 1990. It is recognised as one of the world’s leading investors in private equity’s secondary market.

A private equity veteran, Jeremy was recognised by the Financial News in 2018 as one of the 50 most influential people in European private equity and he has won numerous accolades. An entrepreneur and author, his book "The Lives, Loves and Deaths of Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors" was well received. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and presented at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.

Previously, Jeremy pioneered the acquisition of private equity secondaries at ICI Pension Plan and was Head of Research at Fidelity International Investment Management.

Jeremy’s extensive philanthropic work is run by the Jeremy Coller Foundation and includes Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return, FAIRR, which is a collaborative investor network raising awareness of intensive livestock production. Jeremy is also Founder of the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University which aims to become a global hub for excellence in multi-disciplinary research, management & entrepreneurship.

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.

Jeremy Coller’s Newsfeed

Private equity portfolios are not ready for downturn

In the next five years, investors expect conditions to swing in their favour including a reduction in fees; 1 in 5 expect an overall reduction in carried interest rates. “We have experienced one of the longest stock market expansions in history,” said Jeremy Coller, chief investment officer of Coller Capital, “but investors know that winter is coming. They are telling us that differences in the quality of managers’ strategies and teams will again lead to a significant divergence of returns between GPs – just as it did in the [Great Recession].”

These food giants are seizing the fake meat opportunity

"For too long big food has been playing catch up to consumers and start-ups on alternative proteins, when they should be leading this transformation," said Jeremy Coller, founder of FAIRR and chief investment officer of Coller Capital. "This report shows that some food multinationals are seizing the moment by setting clear strategic goals to increase their alternative protein exposure, supported by relevant metrics that are tracked and reported."

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Jeremy Coller’s Background

Founder, CIO & Chairman
1990 - Present
London, UK
Established in 1990, Coller Capital is a multinational investment company that provides liquidity solutions to investors. It is one of the world's largest investors in private equity secondaries, with offices in three of the world's top financial hubs, London, New York and Hong Kong.
Director
1985 - 1990
London, UK
Imperial Chemical Industries was a British chemical company and one of the largest manufacturers in Britain. Jeremy pioneered the acquisition of private equity secondaries in their pension plan.
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Other Business Interests

Founder
2016 - Present
London, UK
The Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return, FAIRR, was founded in 2015, by the Jeremy Coller Foundation. The collaborative investment network provides vital research and raises awareness regarding the risks of factory farming including the material ESG and the opportunities presented by intensive livestock production.
Founder
2008 - Present
Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL
Established in 2008, the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University aims to become a global hub for excellence in multi-disciplinary research, management & entrepreneurship.

Philanthropy

Member of The Advisory Council
2012 - Present
London, UK
Founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, The Elders are independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights.
Founder
2002 - Present
London, UK
The Jeremy Coller Foundation was founded in 2002 and is the philanthropic vehicle of private equity entrepreneur Jeremy Coller.

Publications

Book : The Lives, Loves and Deaths of Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors logo Book : The Lives, Loves and Deaths of Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors logo
Book : The Lives, Loves and Deaths of Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors
Author
2009
The Lives, Loves & Deaths of Splendidly Unreasonable Inventors is written by Jeremy Coller and is an exploration of 20 inventors who all had a huge impact on the evolution of the world. In the book, Jeremy argues that there are basic personality types, such as Principal, Broker and Consultant.

Awards

50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity
2018
London, UK
Jeremy Coller was nominated as one of the 50 Most Influential People in European Private Equity by Financial News for his prominent role in the financial services industry.
Private Equity Personality of the Decade
2013
London, UK
Jeremy Coller was recognised for his work in private equity as Financial News Private Equity Personality of the Decade.

Jeremy Coller’s Education

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Sorbonne
Diplôme Cours de Civilisation Française
MA Philosophy
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