Nicola is resident in Ireland and is a specialist in alternative investments with significant knowledge and experience of strategic business development, asset raising, investment management, risk management, regulation and corporate governance. Nicola graduated from Exeter University with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin; her thesis was on the politics of financial services regulation. In 1990 Nicola founded TASS, which became the hedge fund industry’s leading information, research and advisory resource and was bought by Oppenheimer Funds Inc in 2001. Nicola then joined the Blackstone Group as Managing Director; she was responsible for establishing and managing the Group’s non-US hedge fund business and was a member of the investment committee. Nicola subsequently founded Dumas Capital Ltd, a Dublin-based consultancy firm specialising in the alternative investment sector. From 2008 until 2012 Nicola was the Chief Executive of Alpha Strategic plc, which provides independent owner-managed investment firms with access to minority equity capital. Nicola is approved by the Central Bank of Ireland as an independent director. She is the co-author of two books: ‘Derivative Markets & Investment Management’ and ‘Futures Fund Management’.
Business Development & Asset Raising, Regulation, UCITS, Investment Management