Mr. Simonds is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of MSD. He joined MSD in February 2015 and became a Partner in January 2022. Prior to MSD, he was Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Saba Capital Management. From 2010 to 2012, he was General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Talpion Fund Management. Prior to joining Talpion, Mr. Simonds served as Corporate Counsel, Head of Litigation and Chief Compliance Officer at Silver Point Capital from 2007 to 2010. Prior to Silver Point, Bob was a commercial litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP and also completed a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Simonds received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the recipient of the Whitney North Seymour Medal and the Jerome Michael Cup. He received an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Hamilton College.