Simon Hallett

Investment Management Firm Vice Chairman, Football Club Owner

“For many years, I have decried the absence from our schools of a syllabus that includes the critical thinking skills that we believe are essential to individual success and a properly functioning society. I am pleased to be involved with the Alliance - an organization that is devoted to rectifying that position and is backed by such eminent theorists and practitioners in the field.”

Simon Hallett is Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee at Harding Loevner, a global investment management firm that is responsible for over $60 billion in long-only equity portfolios consisting of high-quality, growing companies in developed, emerging, and frontier markets. During his career spanning over 30 years with Harding Loevner, Simon has acted as analyst, portfolio manager, and Chief and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Before joining Harding Loevner, Simon worked at Jardine Fleming Investment Management, and was located in Hong Kong.

Simon has conducted interviews with publications such as WealthTrack and Financial Advisor Magazine. He has also written insight pieces for Harding Loever that highlight the value of strong decision-making skills and dispositions in the workplace. In one piece, “Culture Club”, he explains, “We strive to sustain an environment in which colleagues do not feel threatened by disagreement and recognize that challenges—while discomfiting—are essential for good decision-making.”

Simon has appeared on a variety of industry podcasts, including Bloomberg Radio Masters in Business, The Long View, The Value Perspective, and the Money Maze Podcast, where he discussed behavioral biases, and compared managing an investment process to overseeing a professional football club.

Originally from Plymouth, England, Simon became the chairman of Plymouth Argyle Football Club in 2018, and is now the majority owner of the team, which competes in League One, the third tier of English football.

Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.