Our Team


Senior Management Team

Managing Director
+44 (0) 203 696 1302
ggrueter@lawsonconner.com

Gerhard Grueter 

  • Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Strong background in alternative funds, both as an advisor and as a principal investor in liquid and illiquid asset classes 
  • Former Vice President in investment banking at Merill Lynch and former Partner at Ironshield Capital
  • Frequent panelist and speaker at hedge fund conferences
  • Author and co-author of a number of industry publications
  • A member of the CFA Institute and a CFA Charterholder; MBA/Bachelor degree in Computer Science

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Chief Operating Officer
+44 (0) 203 745 7057
srobertson@lawsonconner.com

Steve Robertson

  • Responsible for service delivery and operations, client on-boarding and the firm's internal infrastructure
  • Former Head of UK Trustee and Depositary Services at HSBC and Managing Director, Fiduciary Services at Lloyd's of London
  • A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment 
  • A Fellow and Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors
  • Holds a DMS and MBA from Kent Business School

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Director, Investment Management Solutions
+44 (0) 203 696 2560
jwoodbury@lawsonconner.com

Joe Woodbury 

  • Responsible for new business and ongoing client relations and is primary liasion to intermediaries including regulatory lawyers, fund administrators and prime brokers / custodians
  • 9 years institutional experience with Bloomberg, working in London, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Technology driven, deep understanding of a range of different financial technologies, with a particular interest in the application of financial technology in relation to regulation and compliance
  • Holds a Degree in Economics and has also completed his Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and MSTA (Society of Technical Analysts)

 

Managing Director
+44 (0) 203 696 1302
+65 3163 7000

jgebhard@lawsonconner.com

Jurgen Gebhard 

  • Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Particular expertise in investing on behalf of liquid and illiquid alternative funds and implementing enterprise efficiency programmes
  • Member of the Sapia Partners and G10 Capital investment committees and Chair of the Lawson Conner compliance committee
  • Former distressed debt principal investor with Babson Capital ($220 bn AUM – now Barings); M&A Advisor at KPMG UK and Lead M&A at Colfax Corporation (CFX:NYSE) Europe
  • MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; MSc in Enterprise Applications

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Director, Investment Management Solutions
+44 (0) 203 696 2568
afrost@lawsonconner.com

Andrew Frost

  • Responsible for the ongoing growth of the fund incubation, wealth management and FinTech businesses
  • Nine years spent with Man / GLG in Sydney and London across its wholesale and institutional services desk
  • Is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds a degree in Economics
  • Author of a number of published articles

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Senior Vice President 
+65 3163 6196
aweiss@lawsonconner.com

Aaron Weiss

  • Responsible for business development and client services in Asia
  • Ten years institutional experience within the Alternative Investment community in compliance, regulatory, fund structuring and due diligence.
  • Former Vice President of Rock Creek Group ($11bn asset manager) & previously launched two successful technology start-ups
  • Holds a multi-disciplined degree in Legal, Economics, Government and Communications from American University in Washington, D.C.

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