The Beare’s Global Advisory Board was formed in 2023 to support and advise us in making the fine instrument market a trusted and widespread alternative-asset investment among institutional investors, pension funds, HNW families and similar organisations, supplementing our existing strands of work.
It is led by three of the most prominent international private instrument collectors over recent decades – Jonathan Moulds CBE, Kristian Siem and Professor Winston Wong OBE – with a focus on opening up the fine instrument market to a new class of global investors.
The work of the Board contributes to our long-term strategic goal of expanding the scope of support the Beare’s International Violin Society can offer. By reaching new groups of investors through the Board, we can ensure that a far greater range and number of instruments is made available on loan to a new generation of extraordinary musicians across the world.
During his 30 plus year executive career Jonathan has held various key positions including as International head of Bank of America, CEO of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Group COO of Barclays and Chair of the International Swap & Derivatives Association. He is currently Chair of CGML, the International subsidiary of Citi, Chair of the Board at Litigation Capital Management, Senior Independent Director at IG Group, the global leveraged trading platform and Chair of the Financial Market Standards Board. Beside his professional roles, Jonathan is actively involved in a number of charitable interests including Chair of the London Symphony Orchestra Advisory Council and the Benedetti Foundation. For his philanthropic work with various charities including the LSO, Jonathan received a CBE in 2014. Jonathan is a keen amateur player and for many years has been a globally renowned collector of fine stringed instruments. A number of his instruments are loaned to leading soloists such as Nicola Benedetti, Roman Simovic, several Menuhin competition winners as well as numerous artists through the Beare’s International Violin Society. He holds a first-class degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge.