Unreasonable Mentors

Simon Ollerenshaw

Head of UK Multinational Coverage, Corporate Banking, Barclays

Simon is an Unreasonable Mentor. Simon has participated in 2 programs, including Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2021, and has advised over 29 Unreasonable companies.
27 years’ experience in capital raising (equity, debt and derivatives) from working and living in the UK, Europe, Asia, US and emerging markets. Currently run a team which coordinates all of Barclays’ activities with our largest clients in the UK. 12 years at Barclays – very well networked across the wider firm.
Capital raising includes structuring advice, price-setting, helping clients to build and articulate an investment case, and co-ordinating the marketing process with investors. Worked with a very wide range of clients from small companies to governments and supranational entities.
Current team works across a very broad range of products, from capital raising to payments and FX, risk management, stock option plans and our credit card businesses.
Those are team sports – to deliver proper advice and execution to our clients, we need to be very closely aligned to a very wide range of colleagues internally. 
University degree in dead languages. Compete in running and rowing (‘crew’, for any Americans reading) in the moments between work and keeping my children out of trouble.