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Founder and CEO: Simon Vine, Ph.D.

Strategy Focus: Direct Deals

Geographic Coverage: North America


Simon Vine, Ph.D. | Founder and CEO

Dr. Vine is the Founder and CEO of Yesod Capital LLC.  Prior to founding Yesod Capital, Dr. Vine served in various positions for approximately 20 years within Alfa Bank, the top Russian non-state-owned bank.  Most recently, Dr. Vine served as Co-Head of the Corporate Investment Bank (CIB) and an Executive Board Member, and prior to this role, Dr. Vine served as a Managing Director and Head of the Fixed Income and Derivatives Department at Alfa Bank.

Prior to Alfa Bank, Dr. Vine served as a Senior Director in charge of derivatives for the Treasury Department within American Express Bank, Ltd.  Prior to his role with American Express, Dr. Vine was a hedge fund manager at REFCO, Ltd.  Prior to REFCO, Dr. Vine served as a Head of FX and Precious metals Derivatives for UBS, NY and before that as an Options trader in the Options Department within Société Générale Bank.

Dr. Vine earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.  He also earned an MBA in Finance with a focus in Accounting and International Banking from Columbia Business School.   Dr. Vine also attended various executive training programs at INSEAD.  Dr. Vine has published multiple books on finance, including one endorsed by Nassim Taleb.   Dr. Vine is currently pursuing the Series 7 and 63 registrations with FINRA.