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

James is Director at Tilney Smith & Williamson, where he advises clients on their investments, governance and philanthropic activities. He specialises in looking after multi-generational and multi-jurisdictional wealth. Having started his career in 2005 as part of the M&A team at Citigroup in Frankfurt, James joined TS&W in 2016, as part of the acquisition of Thurleigh 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 Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP) having completed the Diploma in International Trust Management. In 2019 he became the first UK Investment Manager to complete the STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising (PPgD) in conjuncture with Alliance Manchester Business School. James sits on both the STEP Worldwide Council and the CISI International Committee. He is also an Ambassador for The Diversity Project.