Hugh Simon
Hugh Simon
Chief Executive

Hugh Simon, Chief Executive, established Hamon Investment Group in 1989. Hugh has been responsible for building Hamon’s institutional client base with leading groups. Hugh has managed top performing relative and absolute return funds, and built up an experienced team of fund management professionals to help manage these assets.

Over the last few years, Hugh has focused Hamon’s fund management efforts on increasing its specialization Greater China and Asian emerging markets as well as broadening the firm’s institutional relationships.

Formerly the Managing Director and President respectively of Lazard’s Hong Kong and Japan offices and a director of Lazard Investors in London, Hugh was responsible for establishing Lazard’s offices in the Far East and was in charge of overall investment and marketing for the Asian region. Before joining Lazard in 1984, he worked for Schroders in London, Australia and Hong Kong for five years. He has over 30 years of experience in Asian regional investments.

Edmond Wong
Group Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Edmond Wong is the Group Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the Group’s finance and accounting, fund administration, operational risk management, and company secretarial and regulatory compliance.

Edmond has over 20 years of experience in finance and risk control in the financial services industry and has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank (HK) and Indosuez W. I. Carr Securities (HK). In 1997, he joined Dresdner Bank AG Hong Kong Branch as the Head of Accounting and was subsequently appointed as the Head of Finance overseeing the financial management of Dresdner group’s asset management business, investment banking and corporate banking in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Hamon, he ran a high-technology venture with veteran partners and served as the Chief Financial Officer supervising the back office operations.

Edmond graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration and obtained his MBA from Warwick Business School of United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPA), a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Member of Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ACS) and a Member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS).