James von Simson
James von Simson
Director, Investment Management
Tilney Smith & Williamson

James is Investment Director who manages discretionary portfolios for private clients, trusts, companies and foundations. He is also responsible for Global Equity Fund Research for Tilney Smith & Williamson which totals more than £5.5bn of group assets. Having started his career in 2005 as part of the M&A team at Citigroup in Frankfurt, James joined Tilney in 2016 through the acquisition of Thurleigh Investment Managers where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager. He is a Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) as well as a Member (TEP) of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP). He won Outstanding Individual of the Year at the 2020 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards, Wealth Professional of the Year award at the 2018 Magic Circle Awards, and Investment Manager of the Year at the 2016 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards. He is one of only twenty financial advisors recommended by Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite Directory of leading advisors of UHNW clients, he is also listed as one of Citywealth’s Top 50 Wealth Management Advisors in Europe and in the Spear’s 500 list of leading Private Client Advisors globally. James sits on both the STEP Worldwide Council and the CISI International Committee. He is also an Ambassador for The Diversity Project.