Aksia Taps Tarchon's Newton For London Office

Apr 11 2012 | 7:06am ET

Hedge fund advisory firm Aksia has hired Oliver Newton, formerly of Tarchon Capital Management, as senior advisor in its London office.

Newton has over 10 years of financial services advisory experience, including eight in the hedge fund industry. At Tarchon, a hedge fund investment and advisory firm, he managed the flagship fund of funds. Prior to that, he had worked at KPMG in London where he focused on banking and investment clients.

In his new role, Newton will work with Valerie Benard, partner and head of Aksia Europe, advising Aksia’s European and Middle East clients on hedge fund manager research, selection and portfolio construction. 

Said Aksia CEO Jim Vos, in a statement: "This appointment highlights Aksia’s commitment to continue building a distinctive advisory business by hiring the highest caliber professionals with the most relevant hedge fund industry experience."

Aksia’s institutional clients have in excess of US$40 billion invested in hedge funds.

In addition to its London office, the firm has its headquarters in New York and offices in Tokyo. It employs 70 people worldwide.

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