Simon co-founded the firm in 1994 and is the Executive Chairman. He was responsible for the creation of the infrastructure risk assessments having specialised in capital market infrastructure risk management for 18 years. He led the working group that created the CSD risk assessments, co-ordinated the custody bank assessment methodology development with a major external credit rating agency and developed the CSD and CMIRR risk assessment methodologies. He has directed and led the early public custody bank and CSD risk assessment engagements. He retains close relationships with many major financial institutions and capital market infrastructures around the world.
He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand as a chartered accountant, and spent four years with S.G. Warburg before spending five years with KPMG Management Consultants managing the securities and investment consultancy business. Prior to co-founding Thomas Murray he spent three years as an Executive Director of Davis International Banking Consultants, specialising in strategic bank consulting and primary research into the banking industry.
Ross has extensive experience in the Asset Servicing industry having worked with BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered Bank in their custody, securities finance, prime brokerage and index business. He worked previously with Thomas Murray for 13 years, principally developing the Custodian Selection and Monitoring activity globally.
Prior to re-joining Thomas Murray in April 2018, Ross worked for BNY Mellon in their Markets business and was responsible for regulatory matters in Europe and spent much of his time with regulators across the EU.
Our Company is led by Simon Thomas, Executive Chairman. Ross Whitehill is the Chief Executive Officer.
The Company Executive Management comprises:
Thomas Murray is the leading provider of data, risk assessments and analytics on global capital markets and financial counterparties.
Banks, funds and capital market institutions use Thomas Murray's products and services to supplement their internal resources, meet regulatory obligations and reduce costs.