Simon commenced his career in 1984 with Continental Illinois, working in the International Banking Division in London, Chicago and Brussels as a Relationship Banker. He moved to First Chicago in 1989, joining the Derivatives Group in 1990. He was recruited to CIBC Financial Products in 1995 in London. He joined ABN AMRO in January 1999 as Head of Derivatives Sales & Marketing for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

He founded Swapskills in 2002, which specialises in derivatives training and consultancy. He has extensive experience across fixed income, equity and commodity derivatives and has covered clients in the public, financial and corporate sectors.

Simon is the author of the Euromoney “Swaps in Practice: Products, Pricing and Applications” which was released in early 2005.