Global Lead, Company Formation
Simon joined Vistra in February 2013 and is currently the Global Lead, Company Formation.
He has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the fiduciary services industry and has considerable experience in the areas of corporate business, trusts and investment business. Simon is regularly consulted by regulators and governments on financial services matters, and has served on numerous industry committees, especially in the BVI. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, is recognized as a thought leader, and has been a driving force in the influential Vistra 2020 series, Vistra's flagship research on the corporate services industry.
Simon has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Manchester in the UK, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a Member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners. He was born and educated in the UK, is a long-term resident of the BVI, and is currently seconded to the UAE.
CFO Podcast: Major Trends in the Corporate Services Industry for 2021
06 Jan 2021
These six major trends are shaping the industry. Listen Here Vistra, a corporate services and technology firm with 4,600 professionals, recently released Vistra 2030: Unlocking opportunity…
The BVI’s Critical Role in Global Finance
27 Aug 2020
How transparency and data privacy will shape the future of IFCs?
02 Mar 2020
Simon Filmer talks to The Asset about relevance of Economic Substance for Asian clients
11 Dec 2019
How can companies demonstrate ‘substance’, and how can Vistra help?
10 Sep 2019
Why do the BVI and Cayman Islands remain favourable jurisdictions to set up businesses?
02 Sep 2019