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Denise Simon

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt
Lazard Asset Management
Denise Simon is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Emerging Markets Debt team. She began working in the investment field in 1986 and has been investing in Emerging Market Debt for over twenty years. Prior to joining Lazard in 2010, Denise was with HSBC Asset Management (formerly Halbis) where she was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for three global emerging markets strategies. Prior to HSBC, she was a Partner and senior portfolio manager at The Atlantic Advisors (acquired by HSBC in 2005). Prior to this, Denise worked abroad from 1987-1998 in London and Germany, where she worked for major financial institutions trading global bonds and EM Debt. Denise has a BA in International Economics from George Washington University. Denise’s outside activities are focused on Mexico and music. She currently sits on the management board of the US-Mexican Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the board of the Richard B. Fisher Center of the Performing Arts, is the chair of the board of the Bard Music Festival, and is a member of the IC for the Bard College Endowment.