Nick Lawson

Nick Lawson

Formal First Name
Nicholas (Nick)

Nick Lawson is the CEO of Ocean Wall, a market-leading investment house specializing in all aspects of niche alternative investing. An early stage equity and debt investor in UK technology, healthcare and university IP, Nick has over 30 years of experience in running complex equity businesses and advising on the more difficult and niche aspects of asset pricing. Prior to joining Ocean Wall, he was a Partner and Head of Strategic Capital Solutions at Arrowgrass Capital, where he developed both close ties with many of the world's leading asset allocators and a close understanding of their investment needs and target. Previously, he spent 17 years at Deutsche Bank most recently as Managing Director, where he built the No.1 rated Special Situations and Merger Arbitrage Desk. Nick is the Founding Chair of ALMT, a £6m regranting children’s charity with over 140 projects that he set up in 2006. In addition, he is the Interim Chairman of Chorus Intelligence, a trusted supplier of data cleansing and analysis software for law enforcement, government agencies and financial institutions across the globe.

Professional Experience


  • From 2004 to 2015 at Deutsche Bank, he built and ran the world's most profitable merger arbitrage and special situations platform.

  • He was a Director for ABN AMRO, the third largest bank in the Netherlands, before joining Deutsche bank in 1998.


  • Member, Conservative Renaissance Forum

  • Chair of Community Lending Steering Group, David Cameron's Cabinet Office

  • Trustee, Afghan Connection and Unlocking Potential