Simon Nelson, PROLOGIS

Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson is senior vice president, fund management in Europe and is the fund manager for Prologis European Logistics Partners Sàrl and Prologis UK Logistics Venture SCSp. Mr. Nelson is also a member of Prologis’ European management executive committee. He joined Prologis in 2001, with initial responsibility for third-party acquisitions in Southern Europe. As the first Prologis European Properties Fund continued to grow, in 2003, his role was extended across continental Europe. In 2008, he took over the European fund management role, with responsibility for the asset management, acquisitions and valuations activities.

Prior to joining Prologis, Mr. Nelson was partner and director of the investment department at DTZ in Paris, with responsibility for the investment advisory activity across all commercial property sectors in France. He had direct involvement in various land and building transactions on behalf of Prologis as the company started building its European exposure.

Mr. Nelson holds a Master’s with honours, in French and Italian from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s in property management from the University of East London. He is a member of the RICS and the SFS, where he was Titulaire in 2003, 2007 and 2012.


09.15 - 10.15

Industry Drivers: where is the asset management industry heading in 2019 and beyond?

This panel will discuss the latest trends and industry drivers such as governance, distribution trends, Brexit, FinTech, ESA review, CMU and the impact of regulatory developments.

10.15 - 11.00

Sustainable investing: from niche to mainstream

  • Recent developments in sustainable finance – a key topic on the European agenda
  • Retail and institutional trends: meeting investor needs
  • Integrating ESG factors in the investment process: practical approaches
  • Does sustainability help sell?
  • Opportunities SDGs can offer asset managers

11.20 - 12.05

Structuring alternative funds: meeting the needs of multi-faceted investors

Practitioners will explain how to best structure and distribute products focusing on PE and RE and present the newest Luxembourg vehicle: the RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund).

  • Simon Nelson

    Simon Nelson Senior Vice President, Fund Management, Europe PROLOGIS