Board Members

About Us

Sean Hurst

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Sean Hurst has 32 years’ experience in the financial services industry including 29 years involved in listed closed-end investment companies and 15 years as an investment manager focused on absolute return, relative value mandates investing in closed end funds. He was a co-founder, Director and CIO of Albion Asset Management, a French regulated asset management company, from 2005-2009. He is an experienced multi-jurisdictional Director including roles at London/AIM-listed funds and numerous offshore and UCITS funds and is a specialist in UK-listed fund reorganisations.

Sean is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of JPEL Private Equity Ltd which is invested in Global private equity funds and co-investments and he was a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed ARC Capital Holdings Ltd which was invested in Chinese private equity. He holds an MBA in Finance from CASS Business School in London and is a resident of France.



Nicolai Huls

Managing Director

Nicolai is an experienced investment analyst and fund manager with more than 20 years’ experience and a particular focus on researching investment funds having worked for a number of leading private banks in Europe including Bank Insinger de Beaufort, Schretlen & Co, Rabobank Private Banking and LCF Edmond de Rothschild. Currently he is a director and sits on the investment committee of Discover Investment Company and overseas investment portfolios that invest in closed end funds.

Nicolai has worked for more than 10 years supporting shareholders and investors in the analysis of international listed funds’ holdings of alternative assets and subsequently monitoring and advising boards and management teams on the monetisation of their investment portfolios. He is resident in The Netherlands. He was appointed as a Managing Director of DCI Advisors Ltd. on 20 June 2023.

Nicholas Paris

Managing Director

Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He has more than 30 years’ experience in closed end funds. In his career, he has developed significant expertise in analysing, launching and investing in such funds and he has acted as an independent non-executive Director of a number of stock exchange listed funds.

Nick is a very experienced shareholder in, and director of, funds holding illiquid assets in challenging markets. He was a portfolio manager within the LIM Advisors Group until September 2020 where he was responsible for their investments in closed end funds. He is Non-Executive Chairman of ASEANA Properties Limited and has recently joined the Board of Nominees of Fondul Proprietatea S.A. which is listed in both Romania and London. He was formerly a director of Global Resources Investment Trust plc, RDL Realisation PLC and TAU Capital PLC which were all listed in London. He is resident in the UK. He was appointed as a Managing Director of DCI Advisors Ltd. on 20 June 2023.