Norman Kilarjian

Head of Macro and Quant Strategies

Norm has over 30 years of proprietary trading and fund of hedge funds investing experience. As Head of the Macro and Quant Strategies Investment Research team, Norm oversees professionals responsible for the sourcing, strategy research, and risk management of funds in the Relative Value and Tactical Trading sectors. By leveraging Norm’s close relationships with managers, Aksia and his team can provide clients thorough feedback on managers and the industry. Norm works closely with Aksia’s Portfolio Advisory teams and their clients as they make portfolio decisions in the various strategies he specializes in. Norm is part of the Portfolio Strategies Committee and is a non-voting member of Aksia’s Risk Committee. Prior to becoming a Partner of Aksia in 2006, Norm was a director and head of the equity arbitrage sector team and was a member of the Hedge Fund Investment Group Investment Committee at Credit Suisse. Norm began his career in 1989, as a convertible arbitrage proprietary trader for Ernst & Company, where he spent six years and was responsible for all aspects of trading a hedged convertibles portfolio. In 1995, Norm joined Focus Investment Group where he was responsible for relative value investments. He was a member of the asset management committee and was also involved in the hedge fund manager seeding activities for the firm.

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