Simon Irwin

Head of European Retail Research

Credit Suisse

Simon Irwin has been covering European General Retail, Sporting Goods and Online since 2000, having previously worked as a sellside analyst in Hong Kong for 7 years, he sailed around the world in 1991-92 and started his career covering the oil sector for Kleinwort Benson in London for 6 years. Before joining Credit Suisse in 2012, he was sector head at Liberum Capital, JP Morgan and Exane BNP Paribas. He has been No. 1 rated in his sector and runner up on several occasions, has worked on the listing of a number of retailers including Zalando and B&M, and more recently his coverage has been broadened to include analysis of unlisted “unicorns” such as Shein and ManoMano.