Northern Lights – Alternative Advisors

We are a private placement business, based in London, providing advisory and capital raising services to alternative investment managers, ranging from hedge funds, to private equity and private credit, and other longer duration specialist funds.

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Who we are

We partner with a small number of managers across the alternative investment spectrum, building long-term and deep relationships with our managers and investors based on our experience in business building and asset gathering and retention.

Our team has over 50 years of combined experience of raising capital and running alternative asset management businesses, affording us a strong and broad investor network, and insights throughout the alternative industry globally.

Our Managers

We aim to establish partnerships with the highest quality managers who are looking to build their business with the help of our acumen and global reach.

We work for the long term, recognising the patience required to build a brand and access a high quality book of investors. Our advice to our managers will encompass business advisory issues as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing.

We have experienced this industry from the buy side and the sell side, so are in a prime position to advise managers and to ensure their products are refined and adapted to the needs of the most desired investor base.

Our investors

We build and maintain relationships with professional investors around the world, who seek high performance alternative investment vehicles, with differentiated, uncorrelated returns.

These investors include endowments and foundations, pension plans, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, consultants, private banks, fund of funds, and institutionalised family offices.

Our investor reach is global, with specific focus on Europe and the US.

Corporate History

The firm was established as Buick Capital Partners, in 2009, and was renamed to Northern Lights Alternative Advisors (NLAA) in 2014, when Northern Lights Capital Group (NLCG), acquired a minority stake.

Our people

Dominic Trusted

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Dominic co-founded NLAA in 2009. Previously, he was Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets for UK financial institutions at Morgan Stanley in London (2006-7). Dominic advised his clients on total balance sheet management including asset risk management, hybrid capital raising, overall funding and marketing strategies. Prior to this Dominic worked in the Financial Institutions Groups within Capital Markets at Credit Suisse (2001-6) and at Deutsche Bank (1997-2001). Dominic graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in History of Art.

James Dormer

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James joined NLAA in 2014. Previously he was a marketing professional at Fulcrum Asset Management (2010-14), a liquid alternative specialist in systematic and global diversified portfolios, where he was responsible for European and Asian investors. Before this, he was on the Capital Introduction team at Goldman Sachs International (2007-9), which he joined after being on active service as an Infantry Officer with the British Army (2002-6). He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English.