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A 52 year-old London broker with a progressive illness is on an epic bike ride.

City rallies behind much-loved derivatives broker with months to live

The City of London is coming out in support of a 52 year-old derivatives broker recently diagnosed with a degenerative disease.

Simon Brennan, an equity derivatives broker, has raised £102k for a charity fighting motor neurone disease in just a few days.

Brennan himself was diagnosed with the progressive disease on May 24th and tragically only has a few months to live. He is in the process of cycling from Land’s End to London’s Highgate, with friends, family and colleagues from across the City.

Brennan joined BCG in 2018, but is best known for the years he spent at Tradition and Sunrise brokers. He founded Tradition’s Asian business and ran top ranked equity derivatives desks for both firms in London.

Brennan is asking for further donations to to help fund research into a cure for MND.  "I ask not for your sympathy, as the love of my wonderful family will see me through what awaits," he writes on his JustGiving page. Brennan has three children: a son who works in equities himself, a daughter in publishing and another daughter who is finishing her A levels.

“Simon is a wonderful and well-loved man,” says Andrew Kent, a friend and former director at SocGen. “He was a legend in derivatives broking and has a heartbreaking illness. Many of us are joining him on this ride.”

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