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Jim Vos

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has over 32 years of alternative investments, research and derivatives experience in New York, London and Tokyo. As the firm’s CEO, he is responsible for the overall management of Aksia as well as the design of the firm’s research and advisory processes. Jim is a member of the Portfolio Strategies Committee that formulates Aksia’s strategy views. He also serves on the Private Credit & Opportunistic Investment Committee and is a non-voting member of the Risk Committee. Prior to becoming a Partner of Aksia in 2006, Jim headed Credit Suisse’s Hedge Fund Investment Group from its inception through December 2005. The group combined the fund of hedge funds investment management of the firm’s investment bank and asset management divisions, which grew to over $8 billion AUM. Jim started his career in 1985 when he joined Credit Suisse’s Portfolio Strategies research group, working on portfolio dedications, immunizations, and total return analysis. In 1987, Jim relocated to Tokyo where he ran a research desk. In 1991, he relocated to New York and joined Credit Suisse Financial Products, a derivatives trading boutique. From 1991 to 1997, Jim was responsible for structuring and marketing for the asset management, hedge fund and insurance areas. In 1998, Jim launched the Sapic-98 fund of hedge funds, Credit Suisse’s first institutional multi-strategy fund of hedge funds. In 2000, Jim transferred to London where he managed the investment bank’s fund of hedge funds group as well as the Fund Linked Products trading business. In 2003, Jim took over responsibility for investment management for the firm’s Hedge Funds Investment Group. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 with a B.A. in Economics. In 2009 and 2010, Jim was recognized as Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year by Institutional Investor Magazine. In 2016, Jim was recognized as Consultant of The Year by Chief Investment Officer Magazine.

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