About

My name is Simon Drake.

I am registered in Germany as a freelancer (Ust. 1281302500) and available for selected finance clients.

I’m an expert at creating, designing, editing, formatting and managing presentations and pitches for the finance industry.

I studied Graphic Design in 1993, worked as a Graphic Designer in Brisbane and Sydney in Australia, moved into Desktop Publishing, and worked at:

  • FINSIA: Compiling content and printing Financial Education documents, e.g. for stock brokers, fund managers, advisers.
  • Australian Graduate School of Management:  Print Production co-coordinator for the University of New South Wales’s Australian Graduate School of Management MBA Program.

I later moved to London and worked at:

  • Goldman Sachs Presentations Assistant – 3 years
  • Houlihan Lokey  Presentations Assistant – 2 years
  • Smaller boutique funds and financiers around Pall Mall, Mayfair and City of London.
  • Various management consultancies and international public relations firms.

I then moved to Frankfurt am Main, and have worked for the following financial services companies in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Jefferies  – 2014 to 2018.
  • Rothschild and Co. ongoing since 2017.
  • Various emerging financial services companies, including funds (e.g. debt, open-ended), and shareholder activist representatives.

I am also:

Since 2014, co-founder and Managing Director of Space Ventures Investors, an emerging space start-up focusing on building a strategic value chain of companies from low-earth orbit to the Lunar surface.

Since 2017 a co-founder, and since 2019 President, of the Space Commodities Exchange, an early stage space infrastructure company, designing orbital terminals.

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