We have built a team of highly-experienced and specialist professionals. We also have a dedicated in-house middle and back office team. Team members founded and ran Glendevon King Limited, then, formed Naisbitt King Limited in 2014 and Naisbitt King Asset Management Limited in 2015.
Founder of Naisbitt King Asset Management Limited (NKAML) and Naisbitt King Limited (NKL). Earlier in his career, Mr King qualified as a solicitor, and later practiced with Baker & McKenzie in London and in Asia. He moved into venture capital/private equity with NewMedia Spark (now Spark Venture Management) and then, with a small investor group, took control of Galahad Capital PLC which became a successful publicly quoted investment vehicle, of which Mr. King was Managing Director. Mr King founded Glendevon King Limited, a fund management company, and Eredene Capital PLC, an AIM-quoted investment company specialising in Indian Infrastructure projects. Mr King holds an MSc in Finance from London Business School.
Head of Private Office
Ms Lee spent her early career with Tullett & Riley / Tullett & Tokyo Forex, in London, where she was a broker in its US Government bonds venture. In 1986, she joined Kleinwort Benson, a primary dealer in the same securities in a similar role. In 2005, following a career break in which she started her own health and wellbeing business, she joined M Law, a media-oriented legal practice in London. Ms Lee joined Glendevon King Limited in 2007 and has been with NKAML since inception. Ms Lee has responsibility for developing and heading up the Private Office practice whilst is also Chief Operating Officer of NKL.
Mr Baum has been a market professional for over 30 years. He joined Glendevon King Limited in 2006 and has been with NKAML since inception. He specialises in financial bond investments. Mr Baum has held senior capital markets positions at major financial institutions, including RBS (Director of the Structured Sales Group) and C. Hoare & Co (Senior Treasury Manager).
Mr Cooper became a Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1982 and has been in the bond market for over 32 years. He joined Glendevon King Limited in 2014 and has been with NKAML since inception. Prior to this, he has held senior positions at James Capel & Co. (HSBC), Kleinwort Benson, ABN AMRO, Monument Securities and RBS. He specialises in corporate and Sovereign bonds. Mr Cooper is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (FCSI).
Mr Sharma runs the private equity operations at NKAML, and is a seasoned expert in this field. He started his career with Citicorp and ING Vysya Bank in India, before helping to start the private equity company Eredene Capital PLC, where he rose to being head of its operations in India. Mr Sharma currently advises on an extensive portfolio of private equity investments. He has worked with members of the NKAML team since 2005. Mr Sharma holds an MBA from London Business School.
Independent Advisor to the Investment Committee
Mr Warren has been advising the team since 2014. He is a chartered accountant and a specialist in mathematical finance, having previously held senior positions at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Mr Warren attends meetings of the NKAML Investment Committee as an independent advisor and consultant.
Manoela Peltekova joined NKL in 2015 in an administrative role within the Family Office operation. Ms. Peltekova has previously worked in the events and hospitality industry, and moved recently into business development and administrative management. She is multilingual and holds a BA in Marketing from UNSS in Bulgaria.