Simon Lack

About the Author Simon Lack

Following 23 years with JPMorgan, Simon Lack founded SL Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, in 2009. Much of Simon Lack’s career with JPMorgan was spent in North American Fixed Income Derivatives and Forward FX trading, a business that he ran successfully through several bank mergers ultimately overseeing 50 professionals and $300 million in annual revenues. Simon Lack sat on JPMorgan’s investment committee allocating over $1 billion to hedge fund managers and founded the JPMorgan Incubator Funds, two private equity vehicles that take economic stakes in emerging hedge fund managers. Simon Lack’s deep experience in financial markets, managing complex trading businesses and overseeing hedge funds provide him with a unique perspective from which to manage investments and advise clients. Simon serves on the Board of Trustees of Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ where he chairs the Investment Committee, and also chairs the Memorial Endowment Trust Investment Committee of St. Paul's Church in Westfield, NJ.

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