Investment Advisory Board

An investment concept is only as successful as the minds behind it. As an independent investment management company Peacock Capital does not rely solely on the expertise of its fund managers.

Our investment advisory board, consisting of renowned minds from the asset management industry, entrepreneurship and academia, is an important part and corrective in the process of our investment strategy. Not only do they provide their expertise regarding strategic issues but also provide input at regular investment committee meetings. Thus they back up the final selection of interesting investment ideas and work in close, critical cooperation to the benefit of our investors.

Introducing the board members:

Luke Nunneley, former CEO of WestLB Mellon Asset Management

Luke Nunneley graduated from Cambridge University with an Honours degree in Law. He spent 25 years in asset management, starting his career in 1984 as a European equity portfolio manager with NM Rothschild in London, followed by positions at HD International, a boutique he co-founded with Rothschild colleagues, and Robert Fleming. Most recently (2001 till 2009) he was CEO of WestLB Asset Management, a $70 billion firm with investment operations in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Japan and Australia. In 2009 he oversaw the sale of the business to BNY Mellon and stepped down from his executive role to take on a number of non-executive directorships.

He is currently non-executive Chairman of Nomura Asset Management UK Ltd, a Director of Valin Asset Management Sàrl and also sits on the boards of a number of companies in sectors other than finance. He is based in London.


Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack, HFU Business School

After carrying out his doctoral studies at Manchester Business School Prof. Dr. Hack startet his professional career at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. Heading the departments of Asset-backed Finance and Corporate Finance, he became Chief Financial Officer in 2001 at schlott sebaldus AG.

In 2005, his career took him to Grenkeleasing AG. There, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Investor Relations, Treasury, Finance, Risk Management and Controlling. In 2009, Prof. Dr. Hack also assumed the role of CEO of Grenke Bank AG.

Since 2012 Hack is professor at the HFU Business School, Furtwangen. He is in charge of International Finance and Accounting.

Dr. Gert-Jan Huisman, CEO of Anders Invest B.V.

Dr. Huisman graduated from Erasmus University in Rotterdam with an Honours Degree in Business Administration.  He carried out his doctoral studies with his thesis "shareholder activism at institutional investors" at Handelshochschule in Leipzig, Germany.

His professional career started with senior positions at Commerzbank in Düsseldorf and Hong Kong as well as an consultant at McKinsey based in Düsseldorf and Amsterdam. In 2000 he moved on to Centrotec Sustainable AG as Chief Financial Officer. In 2002 he became CEO of the listed company with currently more than 3,300 employees and an annual turnover of more than 530 EURm specializing in heating and ventilation systems for buildings.

In 2014, after more than 15 years at Centrotec Sustainable AG, he founded private equity firm Anders Invest B.V. located in Maarsbergen, Netherlands. The expertise is based on investments in Dutch SMEs. He is also a member of the supervisory board at Van Dorp Installaties, one of the largest Dutch installation companies.

Dr. Claus-O. Zacharias, former CFO of Leifheit AG

A graduate of the University of Saarbrücken and Mainz, where he obtained a degree in economics followed by his doctoral grade, Dr. Zacharias began his professional career at Südzucker AG in Mannheim. Between 1987 and 2000, Dr. Zacharias was managing director of two subsidiaries, the property management company Oberursel mbH and Eismann International GmbH.

After another managing director position at a medium-sized consumer company, he became Chief Financial Officer for two other medium-sized companies, the industrial logistic service company Lehnkering GmbH, Duisburg and NICI GmbH, Altenkunstadt.

From 2008 till 2017, Dr. Zacharias was CFO and COO of Leifheit AG, listed in the Prime Standard segment of Deutsche Börse. The company is a leading provider of household goods in Europe and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide.

Since 2017, he is managing director at Schleich GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

The fundamental, risk-averse investment approach is a welcome complement to other market-neutral or Absolute Return-oriented concepts. These are often over-exposed to market risks or fail to provide alpha. Marc´s track record is excellent, and I therefore have great confidence in Peacock Capital’s ability to generate consistently high returns over the coming years.”
Luke Nunneley,
Former CEO of WestLB Mellon Asset Management
In my role as CFO of Grenkeleasing AG I have come to appreciate Mr. Siebel's successful investment approach over the past years. A high degree of specialization, analytical skills and a stringent, long-term oriented value-based investment philosophy are the keys to successful investing. I am pleased to work with Peacock Capital and to establish the innovative absolute return concept in the market.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Hack,
HFU Business School, Furtwangen
I have got to know Marc Siebel over the years as a fund manager and former shareholder of Centrotec AG. Peacock Capital's investment style combines the advantages of an entrepreneurial, values-oriented investment style with a less volatile long/short structure. I am looking forward to exploiting our entrepreneurial investment knowledge to the benefit of all investors.
Dr. Gert-Jan Huisman,
CEO of Anders Invest B.V., Maarsbergen
Owner-run enterprises owe its success to the traditional virtues of family entrepreneurship. Well-considered investment decisions, high quality niche products and especially long-term thinking rather than short-term profit maximization are the reasons for the stability and strength of these companies in difficult times. I appreciate that Peacock Capital's investment philosophy attaches great value to these characteristics. Now, after more than 30 years of experience I would like to reap the benefits and help Peacock Capital to identify hidden champions.
Dr. Claus-O. Zacharias,
CFO of Leifheit AG


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