Investment Management

Myra Tabor (FCA, MBA)

Myra founded Cognis in 2003 is the CEO & CIO.

Myra’s strategy and vision for Cognis was seeded in 1996 while in the work-out group of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where she advised on non-performing loans and was an Investment Manager of a secondary debt fund. Subsequently, Myra formed the RBS Special Investments Group investing in credit, distressed debt and special situations. At RBS she was a Managing Director within Structured Finance, sitting on the Board of the division and also representing RBS as a non-executive director of STAR Capital Partners.

Prior to RBS, Myra worked as an advisor to the World Bank in Africa on a privatisation initiative in Zambia and as an Investment Manager for the then largest private equity house in Australia.  Myra's professional formative years were spent in the Corporate Finance division of Touche Ross where she spearheaded the London Private Equity Group.

Myra brings four decades experience of working with companies in numerous capacities; including over 20 years investing in credit, distressed situations and private equity, together with 10 years providing corporate finance advice including M & A transactions, privatisations, venture and development capital raisings and flotations.

Myra received her MBA from the London Business School in 1985 and is a Fellow of the Institute of chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Simon Jones (MA, ACA)

Simon joined Cognis in 2009 and is a partner of the firm.

Simon sits on Cognis' Credit Committee across all of the firm's funds and covers the full range of strategies from performing high yield credit through to distressed and non-performing loans, restructurings and special situations.

Prior to Cognis, Simon was a director of the London based financial and operational restructuring boutique, Talbot Hughes McKillop, which he joined at its inception in 2001.  Whilst at THM, he specialised in advising both investors and company boards in stressed, distressed and special situations.  He has been involved with some of the most complex operational and financial restructuring assignments in recent years and has experience across a number of European jurisdictions, the Far East and South East Asia.  Prior to THM, he was a director in Andersen’s Corporate Recovery practice specialising in advising senior lenders in their exposures to distressed companies.

Simon’s 20+ years experience of working with financially and operationally challenged companies and their stakeholders has given him a strong understanding of the fundamental drivers of business performance as well as a critical insight into the dynamics between the investors at various levels in companies’ capital structures.

Simon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and graduated with an MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

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