QCA Fund Manager Lunch with Laurence Hulse


Getting the attention of an institutional fund manager is hard, especially outside road shows or formal meetings. Our Fund Manager Lunch with Laurence Hulse of Dowgate, allows small and mid-size quoted company directors the unique opportunity to get direct access to a leading investor.

This event is for Board Directors of Quoted Companies.

Event Details

Date: 18 June, 2024

Start time: 12:30 BST

End time: 14:30 BST

Venue: City of London

SKU: FML180624 Category:

How it works: Laurence will provide insight into what he looks for when making investment decisions and what companies should be focusing on to attract more investment. A Q&A discussion will then follow where company directors have the opportunity at any stage to ask questions in a Chatham House rule environment.

About Berenberg

Founded in 1590, Berenberg is one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks, with 17 offices, in 6 countries, operating across 3 divisions: Investment Banking, Wealth & Asset Management and Corporate Banking.  Berenberg Investment Banking provides a full range of services from Equity Capital Markets products and services to Financial Advisory, M&A Advisory to Debt Capital Market offerings, across markets in the UK, the DACH region, Continental Europe and the US. Headquartered in London, the equities platform provides access to investors at scale, with a broad and deep research offering to institutions with coverage of more than 770 stocks.  Since 2020 Berenberg’s Equity Capital Markets business has completed 49 IPOs raising £12.5bn.

This event is for Board Directors of Quoted Companies.


Laurence Hulse 

Laurence joined Dowgate Wealth in September 2022 as an Investment Director. Laurence started his career at Gresham House in 2015, around the time of its inception, and worked on a number of outperforming equity products as part of a small team during that time. At the time of his departure from Gresham House, he had co-managed or deputised on a number of equity funds; namely Gresham House Strategic plc (now called Rockwood Strategic plc), Strategic Public Equity Fund LP and Gresham House Smaller Companies Fund. He was awarded both AAA and AA-ratings by Citywire during this time and two of these co-managed funds achieved FE ‘5-crown’ ratings while he was part of the team working on them. During his tenure, the company grew from a handful of employees and less than £50m assets to over 200 employees and in excess of £7.0bn of assets.

Laurence joined Dowgate to pursue a long-held ambition to build and manage an investment vehicle tailored for HNWIs & Family Offices focused on special situations in the UK, which perfectly aligns with the Dowgate ethos.

As an investor, Laurence strongly believes in creating value through change; whether that be strategic, operational or personnel within a business – particularly in small and micro-cap companies where the impacts of these changes tend to be most tangible. He prides himself on working actively with the Boards and Exec teams of investments to drive shareholder value through the investment cycle. He holds a truly active approach to investment management by applying private equity techniques to publicly listed companies. His enthusiasm and drive have allowed him to successfully garner a track record of outperformance and close industry network throughout his career in the City.

A career highlight for Laurence was when he was nominated for the rising star of investment companies award in 2021. His biggest achievement away from work was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity at the age of 16. In addition to his duties as Investment Director, Laurence loves cycling, driving, and vintage cars.

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