Interview: John Nelson, Lloyd’s of London

John Nelson Lloyds of London

As a corporate financier John Nelson spent over 40 years in the City of London handling large-scale mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and hostile bids with the financial powerhouses Kleinwort Benson, Lazard Brothers and Credit Suisse. At Kleinwort, Nelson was heavily involved in the first privatisations in the 1980s of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, including that of British Aerospace. From his office looking out over EC3, Nelson watched as the market’s new Richard Rogers-de