About Us

The Team

Bringing together decades of experience

Oberon Group is a financial boutique comprising three divisions: Investment Management, Wealth Planning and Corporate Advisory & Broking.

The Board

Investment Management Team

Corporate Advisory & Broking Team

Wealth Management

Senior Operations

Why Oberon?

We acquire a deep understanding of the client’s requirements

No two businesses or individuals have the same needs, values, or aspirations, so we start each relationship or transaction with a blank piece of paper and take time to acquire a deep understanding of the client’s requirements.

Boutique

As a boutique we can offer clients the personal attention of a private office whilst delivering the capabilities, contacts, and services of a large institution.

Expert

We are experts in what we do. Once familiar with a client we develop a plan, challenge the status quo and provide strategic advice, followed up with expert execution.

Bespoke

The plan we implement on a clients’ behalf will have been tailored to meet their specific needs. We take time getting to know all clients and their individual objectives and aspirations, ensuring we take into consideration future challenges they are likely to face.

Partnership

We see our clients as partners. We work with them to deliver effective solutions in line with their strategic and financial goals whilst also creating, and giving them access to, compelling opportunities.

Aligned

We are aligned with our clients and we will grow with our clients. We ensure that the clients’ goals and objectives are also our own. We are investing in, and growing, services that enhance and complement the existing services we give to clients.

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The Hon Robert William Hanson

Aged 60, Non-Executive Chairman

Robert Hanson founded Hanson Asset Management Ltd. and Hanson Capital Ltd. and has been Chairman or CEO of 8 different companies. Robert is Chairman of Hanson Capital Investments Ltd., Chairman of Hanson Family Holdings Ltd., Chairman for Sinojie Hanson Ltd. and Co-Chairman & Managing Partner at Millennium Hanson Advisors LLC. He is also on the board of Sport & Artist Management Ltd. and a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Robert previously held the positions of Chairman for Strand Hanson Ltd. and Chairman of Hanson Asset Management Ltd. Robert’s corporate broking background included roles as Associate Director at N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd. Robert achieved an MA in English Literature from St Peter’s College Oxford.

The Hon Alexander Robert Hambro

Aged 58, Non-Executive Director

Alex Hambro has worked in the venture and private equity sector both in the UK and USA for much of his career, during which time he has acted as a principal investor, manager and sponsor of private equity and venture capital management teams and adviser on private equity investment strategies. Alex is an active personal investor in small, growth-oriented private and public companies. As well as his role at Oberon, Alex is Chairman of AIM-listed Judges Scientific plc; Falanx Group Ltd and OTAQ plc. He is also a Director of Octopus Apollo VCT plc. In addition to his responsibilities at these listed companies, Alex is also Chairman of IWP Holdings Ltd; Crescent Capital Ltd; and a non-executive director of Time Partners Ltd.

Alex is currently a principal at Welbeck Capital Partners, a specialist investment advisory boutique that deploys hybrid debt/equity instruments to finance growth opportunities for both private and small-cap AIM companies.

Simon Philip McGivern

Aged 47, Chief Executive Officer

Simon started his professional career at Panmure Gordon Asset Management in 1996 where he worked in the wealth management division for six years. He focused on investment management and financial analysis. In 2002, Simon left the City. He founded a number of companies, including Handpicked Companies, an ecommerce venture, which he grew substantially and exited via a trade sale to News Corp in 2014. Simon also founded Litebulb Group in 2008, which went from two people and in the first year of trading to 100 staff and £25m in sales when he left in 2015. During his time there, Simon executed six acquisitions, raised over £10m in funding and led its IPO on AIM in 2010. Additionally, Simon was a founder director of Cleeve Capital plc (now Bigblu Broadband) and oversaw its IPO on the Standard List in December 2014 and the reverse takeover of Satellite Solutions Worldwide. He also set up and is a director of Map Ventures in 2015, a corporate advisory firm.

Simon founded Oberon in November 2018 and led the acquisition of M.D. Barnard. He is regulated by the FCA as SMF1 Chief Executive and SMF3 Executive Director.

John Geoffrey Beaumont (ACA)

Aged 57, Finance Director

John qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988 with Ernst & Whinney before joining Goldman Sachs in its London equity research department. He specialised in institutional research in the brewing, pubs and leisure sectors. He moved to Smith New Court in 1992, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1995. Whilst at Merrill Lynch, John worked with some of the firm’s largest clients including Diageo, Compass Group and Bass, and was consistently ranked highly in the major client surveys. In 2001, John moved to Cheuvreux, the broking arm of Credit Agricole, as Head of Research in London, focusing on corporate research, on a more generalised sector basis, and helped grow both the corporate and secondary business during his time at Kaupthing in London. In 2011, John helped set up Peat & Co and became COO and Head of Finance, where along with his research activities, John is responsible for all the finance and regulatory reporting requirements of the business. John joined Oberon as Finance Director in March 2020 and is regulated by the FCA as SMF3 Executive Director.