Simon is the current chair of the CSTA and has been involved in Canadian Capital markets on both the buyside and sellside. Early on, Simon started out on the buyside as part of a manager research team. Simon was focused on asset allocation and portfolio optimization. He then moved to head up sales for a large Canadian dark pool where he spent time highlighting the importance of dark liquidity for size discovery to the Institutional trading community. Simon continued his studies, at UoT Rotman, graduating with a Masters of Finance degree. After his postgraduate studies, Simon joined Virtu ITG. At Virtu ITG he has been consulting with global asset managers introducing tools to improve global best execution.