James Burgoyne  Consultant

James has 15 years experience marketing to large global institutions and has been running a third party marketing firm since 2007. His firm markets single manager hedge funds as well as hedge fund-of funds and has lately specialized in Real Assets, including farmland, aimed at an institutional and family office client base. Prior to opening his own firm he worked in the Institutional Equities Division of Morgan Stanley in London after working in both Hong Kong and London for Deutsche Bank. James has a Masters in Business Administration ("MBA") from the London Business School and graduated with Business Level Mandarin. He is also an MA (Hons) graduate in History from the University of Edinburgh.

Jørgen Smeby  Founder and CEO

Prior to launching Simba Capital in 2004, Jørgen spent two years as Global Head of Equity-Linked Sales at HSBC, based in London. His responsibilities included fund-linked derivatives, listed and OTC equity derivatives, convertibles and CFD’s. Before joining HSBC, Jørgen spent ten years at Credit Suisse First Boston in London as a Managing Director in the firm’s Derivatives business with focus on marketing of derivative products across the asset classes to a wide universe of European clients. Jørgen started his career at Security Pacific Bank in Frankfurt in 1989. He holds a business degree from Mannheim University, Germany.

Leah Urban Office Manager

Leah joined Simba capital in 2014. During her career she has held a variety of cross-industry office roles, and has now brought these skills to Simba Capital as Office Manager. Having studied, lived and worked in both London and Paris, Leah speaks intermediate French, Spanish and Serbo-Croat. She holds a first class Bachelor of Arts Degree from Newcastle University in Geography and French, with advanced level IT qualifications including proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, SAGE, Adobe Creative Suite and Mac Osx operating system .