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Edi Truell

Executive Chairman at Disruptive Capital Finance


Edi qualified as CFA while studying Economics and has been running third party funds since theage of 16. He was credit trained at Bankers Trust; an early entrant to the nascent UK buyoutmarket, building on US LBO debt experience. He joined Hambros in 1986 where he established aseries of buying funds and formulated and developed ‘buy and build’ strategy for value creation.

As Founder and CEO of Duke Street Capital he led a management buyout of Hambro European Ventures, to form Duke Street Capital European private equity business. He then went on to become Executive Chairman of Duchess debt funds; the first ever €1bn CLO which sold to Babson Capital.

As Group CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation, he founded one of the UK’s largest ever startups with £872m of capital. Due to the innovative business strategy to transform pension fund markets it became a market leader within 4 years. It now has £22bn of assets.

Over the course of his career, Edi has held the positions of: Chairman of the BVCA; Chairman of the UK Strategic Investment Advisory Board, shaping UK public sector pension policy; PwC Entrepreneur of the Year (2014); Chairman of the London Pension Fund Authority and he is a former Special Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London (Boris Johnson).

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