Nick Lawson graduated in Economic History from Exeter University in 1994 and joined ABN Amro Hoare Govett stockbrokers. He went on to spend seventeen years at Deutsche Bank running merger arbitrage and synthetic equities before joining the Global Equities Executive Committee in 2014. He left banking in 2015 and joined the multi strategy hedge fund Arrowgrass becoming a partner.
In 2006 Nick founded the re-granting charity The Angus Lawson Memorial Trust (ALMT) with the aim of mitigating the suffering of marginalised children anywhere in the world regardless of class, race or ethnicity. Over the last thirteen years the ALMT has funded over £4m into 131 projects in 29 countries with 69 partners. In 2013 Nick was asked by the Cabinet office to chair a steering group on solutions for the financially excluded that led to tighter regulation of pay day lenders. Nick also sits on the board of Chorus Intelligence, a data analytics company for law enforcement. Married with three sons Nick counts supporting Aston Villa and playing cricket as pastimes he as much endures as enjoys.