An accidental hero


Unlike his primary school peers, Simon Bond never harboured hopes of a career in astronautics, the police force or the cowboy industry. Instead, he says: “I wanted a nice, boring office job.”

Bond started his working life as a chartered accountant (“mission accomplished!”), but found the constant exams a grind. 1986’s Big Bang was creating opportunities in the City, and Bond took up a job as a fund manager’s assistant at Hambros Bank.

It was there, as an equity analyst, that Bond learned about

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