The Founders: HULT Private Capital

A chance interaction in 2004 at the Geneva Energy Summit would become the beginning of an institutional legacy for which HULT Private Capital would be founded on.  Immediately connecting on a number of topics, a friendship would pave the way for the alignment of their business objectives and their belief in the need for a fresh approach.

John credits their success to having shared goals and priorities yet differing in many ways. He had these words of advice for anyone 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 we share a love for innovative investment funds combined with the traditional, we also see the world differently,” said 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 DIB and Barclays Wealth it is evident that our idea to bring something personalised 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.”

HULT  has grown organically since its inception in 2008, branching out from a small office in Munich to becoming internationally recognised in Europe, the Middle East and Asia with over 340 million(£) in assets under management; we are now owned by the ACM Group. The change of ownership paves the way for an exciting future for HULT and our clients, but the fundamentals remain at the heart of our growth and continue to be instrumental to our success.

Co-Founder: Lewis Hill

Education:  Masters Economics and Mathematics

Residence(s): UAE

Previous Experience: Former member of HIG Equity and former Fund director at Lombard Odier.

Accomplishments:

1. Creating a 500M hedge fund to completion

2. Developing a specialised alternative Investment team that supersedes returns by over 12% creating a 26% return over a 16 month period, backed by underlying food commodities. One of the first of its kind.

3. Successfully developed over 38 funds throughout a career which have all achieved over 12.95% returns over a 12 month period.

4. One of the early investors in Facebook and Uber

5. Successfully invested in select 11 start-ups that have developed into notable brand names to date.

6. Founded HULT with the backing of 2 investment banks.

7. Co-founded Client Management Fund (ACM) and Asset Client Management UAE Tax-free investment holding as part of the HULT Management Group.

Co-founder: John Williams

Education:  Masters Economics and Business, ILM

Residencies: Dual UAE and Hong Kong

Previous Experience: Former Fund Manager at Prudential and Hedge fund director for Drummonds.

Accomplishments:

1. Leading the top achieving hedge fund to completion 02, 03 and 04

2. Development of 6 different funds (Raising over 100m each)

3. Full ILM

4. Creation of a bank backed sub-fund that focuses on BRICs quartet commodities and investment opportunities.

5. Leading one of the highest achieving tax-free alternative investments funds 2013, 14, 15

6. Founding HULT with the backing of 2 investment banks with Lewis Hill.

7. Co-Founded Client Management Fund (ACM) and Asset Client Management UAE Tax-free investment holding as part of the HULT Management Group with Lewis Hill.

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