Simon E. Porter

Managing Director Portfolio Manager
Simon E. Porter

Simon Porter is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at First Manhattan. In addition to managing client accounts, he has been an active contributor to the First Manhattan research team throughout his tenure at the firm.

Simon started his career in public accounting, focusing on audit and assurance services. At what is now BDO Australia, and then with Deloitte & Touche in New York, Simon gained valuable experience evaluating management financial plans and accounting estimates, analyzing financial statements, assessing internal controls, and undertaking forensic accounting projects. Simon’s strong financial and analytical background informs and strengthens his present day work as a Portfolio Manager.

Simon graduated with a bachelor of commerce from Murdoch University in Western Australia. Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia and earned his CPA license after moving to the United States.

Outside of the office, Simon is an avid runner, tennis, and paddle player. Simon resides in Connecticut with his wife Erin and their three sons.