James Kraft, CFA, CAIA

Strategy Head, Equities

James joined Aksia in August 2008 and is a Strategy Head on the Long/Short Equity team. James has focused on Fundamental Long/Short Equity strategies since 2010, with a focus on shareholder activist funds, sector-focused manager funds, and multi-PM funds. He is responsible for manager sourcing and due diligence, as well as strategy research. Additionally, James has spoken on industry panels focused on shareholder activism and other fundamental equity strategies. At Aksia, James also covered a variety of Event Driven Equity and Fundamental Credit strategies before joining the firm’s Long/Short Equity team. James graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics. He earned the CAIA designation and is a CFA charterholder.

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