Valuable Management and Investment Lessons from the world of Search Funds
Since the launch of the first search fund in 1983, over 500 of these investment vehicles have been founded. With historical pre-tax IRRs of over 33% and pre-tax returns on capital of more than 3x, these asset classes are starting to attract the attention they deserve beyond North America. In this session, Professor Jan Simon will provide insight into the world of search funds and deliver valuable lessons for investing and managing beyond the world of search funds. This session would be of interest to anyone wishing to understand more about innovative investment models and how managers and investors alike may benefit from this collaborative approach.
- Jan Simon
Jan Simon teaches capital markets, investment, alternative investments and sports management in IESE’s MBA program and is section head for international MBA students.
Prof. Simon earned his MBA from IESE and his law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium. He holds a postgraduate degree in investment advice from EHSAL Brussels, Belgium, and his PhD at the University of Essex, UK.
Before joining academia, Prof. Simon worked as executive director for Goldman Sachs, helping to set up its pan-European sales trading desk in London. Prior to that, he was vice-president and co-head of Salomon Brothers’ emerging markets trading desk in London.
Prof. Simon is co-writer of the website BankCV.com, which won the Association of Business School Award for New Business and was short-listed for the Computer Weekly Award in the start-ups category in 2001. He serves on the board of management of several start-up companies.