Simon Fraser (img. 1), the 18th Lord Lovat, 25th MacShimidh, was educated at Harrow and Edinburgh University (Bsc). Following his graduation he went into investment banking and spent 4 years in generalist equity sales for London institutions before moving to the buy side. Simon became a fund manager specializing in natural resources with an asset manager based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2010, Simon left Genevea and joined a large Paris based asset manager to focus on their commodity fund. This involves much travelling across the world to visit the mining and oil companies that they invest in leaving precious little time to return to scotland at this stage. Click here MacShimidh's Family Tree (PDF 140k).
Simon became Clan Chief at the age of 18 on the death of his grandfather, Shimi Lovat (img. 2). The same year the family was forced into selling the clan seat, Beaufort Castle (img. 3), to cover death duties left by his father. Simon has clearly stated his dreams to buy back the castle and other Lovat lands.
Simon has been very active from the beginning in clan activities, and strongly believes in harboring the goodwill surrounding the Lovat family and its rich history and connection with the people of the Aird. He strongly supports many of the clan connected organizations such as the Clan Fraser centre in Beauly, and the Beauly and Lovat shinty teams(img. 4), and he remains close to the community in Beauly despite not often being there due to working abroad.
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