Matt Mullarkey

Head of Advisory, Americas

Matt is Head of Advisory, Americas, where he oversees a team of advisory professionals and works with North American-based institutions on their hedge fund programs.

Prior to joining Aksia in May 2011 as a Senior Portfolio Advisor, Matt was an Investment Officer and portfolio manager for the Absolute Return Strategies Group of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest public plan in the United States. He managed a $1.5 billion long/short equity portfolio, as part of the pension fund’s $4.3 billion hedge fund program. Matt was an integral part of the team that restructured the pension’s hedge fund program, transforming it from a $5.5 billion fund of hedge funds focused strategy, to a concentrated direct investment portfolio. The pension fund was recognized by Institutional Investor as “Large Plan of the Year” at its 2010 Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

Prior to working at the New York State Common Retirement Fund, Matt had an active career in public service, where he was a senior advisor to government officials at the city, state and federal levels. He was a Deputy Chief of Staff for the New York City Council, an Assistant Comptroller for the New York State Comptroller’s Office, and Chief of Staff to a Congressman. Matt graduated in 1993 from The State University of New York at Albany with a B.A. in History and completed a Master of Urban Planning from New York University, Wagner School in 1998. He is a CFA Charterholder. In 2015, Matt was recognized as Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year by nstitutional Investor Magazine.

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