Jeremy Sillem is the Founder of Spencer House Partners, an M&A advisory firm specialising in the asset and wealth management industries. He was previously Chairman of Bear Stearns International, prior to which he had a 28 year career with Lazard in London and New York. He has served as a chairman and director of a number of asset management companies and Investment Trusts including RIT Capital Partners, BioPharma Credit, CDC (now British International Investment) and Partners Capital. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the National Portrait Gallery and a former member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is a Trustee of Reform.