Hambro Perks, an international investment firm, has today announced the appointment of Laura Noorani as an Investment Manager focused on the HP Leaders Fund. In her new role, Laura will focus on originating and executing investments for the Fund and building a portfolio of high growth companies, ensuring alignment to the firm’s sustainability ambitions.
Laura brings extensive experience in the investments space, with a focus on impact and sustainability. Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Laura spent six years at Bridges Fund Management, where she was a key player in the Growth Business investment strategy. During this time, Laura focused on investments into high growth, socially and environmentally impactful SME businesses. While at Bridges, Laura also worked on the Investor Relations and Fundraising team.
Alongside her role at Bridges Fund Management, Laura was UK Secretariat of the UK National Advisory Board, within the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing. Laura began her career at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, where she worked in Equity Sales and M&A.
Speaking on her appointment, Laura said: “Hambro Perks’ commitment to investing in entrepreneurs and founders who prioritise innovation and sustainability was a huge draw to my joining the firm. I am looking forward to working with Tom and the broader team on growing this exciting portfolio of companies and contributing to their further success.”
Tom Bradley, Partner at Hambro Perk, added: “We believe that early-stage investing involves a degree of craftsmanship. Particularly in the current economic landscape in the UK and Europe, founders and entrepreneurs need increasing support to grow their business. The experience that Laura brings to our team will help us to provide that support and to navigate and execute investments that align with the firm’s goal of enabling innovation.”
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with Honours from Brown University as well as an MBA from INSEAD where she was President of INDEVOR, a social impact group and Investment Team Leader of MBA Impact Investing Network & Training.