Cole Simons


Cole is an individual who has 30 years experience in Bermuda’s Financial Services Industry at a management level. His early career was in the accountancy and underwriting sectors.   He was Vice President of Casualty Underwriting at Ivanhoe International Limited and Assistant Manager of Underwriting at GTE Reinsurance Company.  He joined Bank of Bermuda in 1988, starting in the Audit department where he worked on the team that audited Hong Kong and Guernsey.  In March 1989 he transferred to Global Fund Services’ shareholder services.   As an AVP, Cole headed a number of shareholder service teams, which provided quality service to local and international mutual funds and unit trusts.  Cole is now a senior member and Director of HSBC Bank Bermuda’s Private Banking division.

Cole has degrees in management and business administration from the University of Maryland and Humber College of Applied Art and Technology in Canada.   He is an Associate Member of the British Institute of Directors.

Cole has had an active political career previously with the UBP, rising to hold Shadow Ministries for Youth, Sports and Community and Cultural Affairs, Environment and Energy, and most recently for Tourisim and Business Development.  He is a director and trustee for a number of arts foundations but also has a passion for equestrian sports, fishing and reading.  Cole lives in Smiths Parish with his wife Rochelle and two daughters.

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58 Reid Street, Hamilton,
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