Founder and CEO
Simon Vandi is a Philanthropist, Investor, Entrepreneur, Investment Banking Executive, Data Scientist, owner of multiple businesses, RegTech, FinTech and Regulatory compliance Guru across twelve regulations, Fund Management, and Venture Capital SME.
Over the last 23 years, he has built several successful RegTech/FinTech applications for Tier one Financial Institutions, led Major Global Compliance, Merges and Acquisition, Capital Markets, Venture Capital Advisory, Fund Research, Business Intelligence, Integration, migration, Financial and Product control, Business Architecture and Data Science Programme initiatives across North America, EMEA, Asia and Emerging Markets for Fortune 50 companies such as Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank, Union Bank Switzerland, HSBC, Bank of New York and several companies within the Entertainment and venture capital sectors. His past remit included joint accountability migration with other teams for M&A governance, consortium management, branding & communications, and financial technologies of $72 Billion Assets under Management.
One of Simon’s key highlights was the M&A merger multi-bank integration of Deutsche Bank and RBS, Managing Business and IT stakeholder and Cross Product Groups, Legal and Compliance, Front Office Operations Business Requirements (Globally) - 300 Investment Products and Hybrids, 80 Business Systems totalling $3 Billion Asset Under Management
A Business Strategist of some of the most viable and successful businesses, he has mentored individuals, C-suite executives, and businesses globally to achieve a 360-investment readiness across various industries, including brokering new business relations with revenue potentials over $700 Million AUM. He was also a senior coach providing guided cross regulatory/Regtech/Fintech training to executives from over 20 plus financial institutions and insurance companies within the EMEA region.
Simon has a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design, Advance Qualifications in Investment Banking, Advance Derivatives, Private Equity, and Venture Capital, MiFID11, SFTR, CSDR, SRD II, EMIR, AIFMD, FATCA, CRS, GDPR, DAC6, AML, CFT, AI, and Machine Learning.
Simon currently provides cross regulatory compliance and RegTech/FinTech advisory to one of Europe’s oldest Investment Banks, Asset Manager, and Fund Management Financial institution. He also provides business mentorships to several start-ups and fund management mentorship to several fund managers in training.
Amongst his other accomplishment is owning a Tech and Accelerator consultancy firm with bases in UK and India, a book publishing firm, and a $100 Venture Studio fund currently in the development stage. He is also currently advising and reshaping up to 30 technology-focused businesses in need of seed capital between $500 thousand to $100 million.