The Founders: HULT Private Capital
Meeting in 2004 at the Geneva Energy Summit a chance interaction paved the way for John and Lewis to meet. Immediately connecting on a number of topics, they developed as good friends and became even stronger business allies having matching core business values and belief that things could be done better.
John credits their success to having shared goals and priorities, yet differing in many ways. He has these words of advice for anyone who is considering a partnership: “You should certainly strive to find someone whose skills and perspective complement your own, all the while challenging you, pushing you well past your comfort zone.”
While successful in their own rights both having built and managed a range of investment funds and companies, HULT has grown organically since its inception in 2008, branching from a small office in Munich to being internationally recognized in Dubai, London and Hong Kong with over 340 million(£) assets under management.
“While we share a love for innovative investment funds combined with the traditional, we also see the world differently,” says Lewis. “Our individual experiences and perspectives create a healthy balance, we both knew that success would require a lot more talent than just the two of us could bring and with the initial backing from investment banks Noor and Barclays Wealth it is evident that our idea to bring something personalized and boutique was the right one. Investors no longer want the typical. Innovation is “key” and this is what John brings with his experience in the alternative investment market and fund creation.”