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 five senior personnel, with 100 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

Tim Morgan

Tim co-founded NLAA in 2009. He was previously a Managing Director and Head of Capital Introduction at Goldman Sachs International (2003-8), having joined the team in 2001. Tim also set up and ran the European arm of Goldman Sachs' alternative fund placement business, which raised in excess of $4bn (2006-7). Before this, Tim worked in emerging market equity trading and sales for Goldman Sachs (1998-2001) and Baring Securities (1993-7), based in Sao Paulo and London. Tim graduated from Cambridge University, with a degree in Modern Languages.

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.

Roger Denby-Jones

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Roger joined NLAA in 2016. Before this, he was the business manager of two hedge funds: the founding COO of Azentus Capital, a Hong Kong based multi-strategy fund (2010-15); and CEO of Boyer Allan Investment Management, an Asian and EMEA equity long short specialist (2005-2010). This was preceded by 14 years with Goldman Sachs International, most recently as a Managing Director within Prime Brokerage Europe, as Head of Prime Brokerage Sales (2003-5) and Head of Capital Introduction (2000-3), following a career in equity research sales, that culminated as Co-Head of Japanese Equity Sales in Tokyo (1995-2000). Roger graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Geography, and holds the CFA and CAIA designations.

Vincent le Hodey

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Vincent joined NLAA in 2016. He has been active in the Private Equity fundraising sphere since 2000 and has worked on over 40 successful fundraises, as originator, project manager and LP coverage. Most recently, Vincent was a member at Probitas Partners UK (2009-15). Before this, he was with Deloitte’s Fund Placement Advisory Group (2006-9), at Hamilton Lane (2003-6) and Campbell Lutyens (2000-3). A Belgian national fluent in French, Spanish and English, Vincent graduated from Université Libre De Bruxelles with a Master’s Degree in Political Science having previously read Law at Université Catholique De Louvain.