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Simon Luhr

Co-Founder & CEO

FinEx Group of Companies

London, UK

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Simon Luhr’s Biography

Simon Luhr has extensive experience in investment banking and is Founder and CEO of the FinEx group of companies.

A distinguished entrepreneur with a talent for identifying new opportunities, Simon has built many successful businesses over his 35 year career. He is highly experienced at establishing and running companies on a global scale and leads FinEx as CEO, providing clients with a wide range of investment opportunities. FinEx has a proven track record of providing high returns for clients.

As Founding Partner and CEO of hedge funds SW1 Capital and Marble Bar Asset Management, Simon was responsible for all aspects of their management. He played a crucial role in business development, which resulted in the successful sale of both firms.

Simon was Managing Director of global financial services group, Nomura, where he was also a member of the international management, capital commitment and risk committees. During his time there he built and oversaw the securities lending, delta one swap and prime brokerage divisions globally.

In his earlier career Simon was head of Europe and member of the global management committee of MSServices. This division housed prime brokerage, equity finance, global custody and MSCI at Morgan Stanley. Simon co-founded the equity finance business and played a key role in developing Morgan Stanley’s prime brokerage operations, which became the largest of its kind in the world.

Simon was involved in establishing FundClear and successfully led its sale to Capco in 2006. He was a Partner at Execution Limited and Crosby Capital Partners and started his career at Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers.

Simon is NED and investor at Asterisk Networks and MDX Technology Limited. He has invested in various companies including Privitar, Exogenesis Corp, Algarve Rocks and Track & Treat. He is a founding investor at LA-based software company, InvestCloud Inc., recently valued at over $1 billion.

Simon Luhr’s Newsfeed

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InvestCloud accelerates past $1bn valuation

InvestCloud has completed a recapitalisation that values the wealth platform at $1 billion. As part of the deal, two additional businesses are being rolled into InvestCloud, immediately pushing the valuation of the combined business up over $2 billion.

Privitar Closes $80 Million Series C Funding Round Led by Warburg Pincus

Data privacy leader to expand platform capabilities, accelerate growth, and empower businesses worldwide to unlock the advantage of safe, useable data.

Simon Luhr’s Background

FinEx Group of Companies
Co-Founder & CEO
Jan 2011 - Present
FinEx manages investment in private equity, hedge funds and exchange traded funds. ETFs are investment tools that help track the performance underlying financial indexes and commodities. With a highly skilled and diverse group of Partners, FinEx has a proven track record of providing high returns for clients.
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SW1 Capital LLP
Managing Partner / Founding Partner & CEO
Apr 2008 - May 2011
SW1 Capital LLP is an investment firm based in London. It was founded by Simon and he was actively involved until its sale.
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Current Board Positions

Asterisk Networks
Non-Executive Director & Investor
Jan 2020 - Present
London, UK
Asterisk Networks facilitates peer to peer securities lending through their securities finance, fintech platform. The platform enables beneficial owners, banks and hedge funds to negotiate and log terms of global securities lending and repo transactions electronically.
MDX Technology Limited
Non-Executive Director & Investor
Sep 2017 - Present
London, UK
MDX Technology Limited provides market data solutions for the global trading community. MDX services over 25 of the world’s leading financial institutions with its innovative technology.
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Investments

InvestCloud, Inc.
Founding Investor
Apr 2010 - Present
West Hollywood, CA, USA
InvestCloud, Inc. develops leading digital financial technology solutions in the form of an extensive range of digital apps. In February 2021 InvestCloud completed a recapitalisation that valued the wealth platform at $1 billion.
Privitar
Investor
Feb 2016 - Present
London, UK
Privitar helps businesses realise the potential of data-driven insights to support the decision making process while also ensuring data protection. In April 2020 the firm completed an $80 million Series C funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing.
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