Neil has a capital markets, venture capital, investment & asset management background – nurtured over 20 years in within leading financial services organizations.
His career began as a Listed Derivatives analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland in 2001 – he was then headhunted to go to Deutsche Bank AG in London, as a derivatives-focused prime brokerage Associate. From 2008 Neil then spent the next 6 years at J.P. Morgan where he served as Head of the Investment Bank’s Hedge Fund Taskforce group for Listed & OTC Derivatives with the responsibility for leveraging relationships across the entire firm and adding market share from additional capital deployment. He also headed up the hedge fund sales & origination desk in London during the same period before serving as lead on the UK Family Offices and Asset Managers team for JPM Asset Management in 2012 – directly advising single family offices and UHNW’s on their affairs, including operational and investment risk management. Neil worked closely with the Global Investment Office, Investment Bank & Private Bank to add value to clients & partners.
Neil has CEO & senior management experience within a private equity and venture capital – after leaving J.P. Morgan in 2014 leading growth in markets for emerging technology, investment & fund management and broader financial services for his own advisory firm – NicheFort.
Neil is a co-Founder and early-stage investor at several technology start-ups. Formerly CEO and current Partner at Shuttle Ventures – VC firm with a focus on blockchain infrastructure and Financial Technology. He is a general partner in the groups hedge fund called Shuttle Fund Advisor (a CFTC regulated NFA approved fund in the US). Neil was responsible for digital asset strategy for the firm – pushing innovation in line with regulation, risk management and compliance.
Neil has deep experience in asset and wealth management and is the current Founder and President of Horizon Family Partners – a co-investment led platform for multi-generational families.
He has a BSc in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University, obtained the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Wealth Diploma in 2012/13 and acquired a blockchain strategy accreditation from Oxford University in partnership with the Said Business School.
Neil has a passion for Football having previously played professionally and then coached in the UK & US. He has a 3 year old son, happily married and travels extensively.