Our Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board provide advice and guidance regarding Dorado's strategic direction, scope, outreach and future development. The Board’s recommendations focus on expanding and mobilizing current and new markets, as well as contributing to the long-term growth success of Dorado.
Nicola read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1983, she joined S.G. Warburg as a graduate trainee. She worked with Leonard Licht, one of the leading fund managers in the City during the 1980s, and together, they built up the Specialist Equity team of what became Mercury Asset Management, and Nicola was appointed a director when she was only 28 years old.
In 1991, Nicola moved to Morgan Grenfell Asset Management (now Deutsche Asset Management) and she was appointed Managing Director of the UK business in 1992. Over the following five years, funds under management increased from £4 billion to £22 billion and Morgan Grenfell became recognised as one of the leading managers of UK pension funds.
In 1997, Nicola left Morgan Grenfell and set up SG Asset Management for the French bank, Societe Generale. The initial target for funds under management was £5 billion in five years. This target
was reached after two years and within three years, funds under management had reached £7 billion.
Nicola left SG in 2003 to join AMP in Sydney to run its fund management business but due to family circumstances, she was not able to take up this post.
Nicola Horlick is now Chief Executive Officer of Bramdean Asset Management LLP, an entrepreneurial investment boutique established in 2005, which is majority-owned by Nicola. Bramdean specialises in creating and structuring innovative new investments across asset classes. She launched a film development fund called Derby Street Films in April 2011, and is also launching an online fund supermarket called beesandhoney.com on summer 2012.
Steve Rosenbaum has been awarded The Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, the premier international organisation of family business consultants. Steve worked between 2009 and 2011 for Family Business Solutions, the largest family business and family office consultancy company in the UK.
Steve Rosenbaum's background was an accountant, foreign exchange dealer and then, in 1997, he joined AAP, the largest market maker in Traded Endowment Policies. AAP was eventually sold to a private equity company in 2007. After the sale, he started working in his own family's single family office, which consists of an operating business, management of family investments and a charitable trust.
These experiences convinced him that the route to achieving an overall balance of health, wealth and happiness in a family enterprise is to "get organised".
Steve says "Multi-generational wealth creation and transfer is very challenging and the scale of the challenge can overwhelm the desire to do anything about it, but doing nothing is fraught with danger."