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Succession boss Simon Chamberlain passes away


Succession chief executive and founder Simon Chamberlain has sadly passed away.

In a statement, the company says he died suddenly earlier today. No further announcements are being made at this time.

Succession says: “Our thoughts and concerns are with his wife Helen and children Charlotte, Henry and Olivia at this difficult time.”

The company will continue to be led by the management team and by chairman Ray Pierce.

Chamberlain’s career has spanned almost 30 years in financial services, including as chief executive of Thinc Group and as a partner at St James’s Place.

Read our 2013 profile of Simon Chamberlain here



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  1. What a shock worked with Simon at Dunbar and Zan a massive character my thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.

  2. Rather shocking, bearing in mind he was the same age as me (52). Condolences to his family.

  3. George higginson 17th March 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Absolutely stunned. There are few people in financial services who genuinely make an impact and Simon definitely did. In later years we all went our seperate ways but when we met up it was always like old times. My thoughts are with Helen and the children

  4. I am so sorry to see Simon go. What a huge loss !
    I admired the man for his tremendous talent which is now lost to the Industry. Impossible to replace. My heart felt condolences to his lovely family.

  5. Such sad news my thoughts are with Helen and the children.

  6. Just seen on my phone. What a tradgedy. So young. Sincere condolences to his wife and family who must be stunned.

  7. Currently in Australia & just picked up the news about Simon. Having spent some time with Simon over the years he was certainly a character & will be sadly missed…My condolences to his family at such a tragic time

  8. i 18th March 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Ian Lees: Sad news and a sad loss my condolences to his wife, family and friends.

  9. He was a force to be reckoned with and a real character in financial services who will be sadly missed.

  10. My condolences to his wife and family on their loss. Here is a quote from a recent article about Simon Chamberlain in the Plymouth Herald:

    “I’ve got a train to catch,” he told The Herald in an interview last year. “My wife and I said that when we reached our 55th birthday we’d go to Paris and catch the first 12 o’clock train out to where ever.”

    Reading that in the light of what has happened makes it even more tragic.

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