Simon Ellis is the Global Head of Client Segments at HSBC Asset Management (AMG,) responsible for client strategy for global banks, wholesale channels and corporate pensions. His role encompasses strategy, sales, marketing, product and client service for the asset management needs of the Group's key clients globally. He is also leader of AMG's market response to MiFID 2 and Brexit, and a non-executive director. He has been in financial services for over 30 years, including spells with Henderson Global Investors, Axa Investment Managers, Fidelity and Legal and General. He has been head of retail in three of those companies, and CEO of multi-manager services in two of them, so has a very broad experience of fund distribution and key account management. Simon is a recognised industry spokesman and has been heavily involved with the UK's Investment Association over the years including having been a non-executive director of the association.