Simon Fludgate, CFA

Head of Operational Due Diligence

Simon has over 24 years of audit, financial accounting, credit and operational due diligence experience. Simon serves as the Head of the Operational Due Diligence team, managing a team of research professionals across Aksia’s North America, Europe and Asia offices dedicated to performing operational due diligence of hedge fund and private market investments on behalf of clients. Simon is also a voting member of Aksia’s Risk Committee, which assesses the potential risks of funds and managers Aksia’s clients are invested in. He is also a member of the Private Credit & Opportunistic Investment Committee and is the only member with authority to veto any decision. Prior to becoming a Partner of Aksia in 2006, Simon worked at Credit Suisse, where he was the Head of Operational Due Diligence and Deputy Head of Risk Management for Credit Suisse’s fund of hedge funds activities. Prior to Credit Suisse, Simon worked for KBC Financial Products (formerly D.E. Shaw Financial Products) as a risk manager working on market risk and hedge fund counterparty risk. He joined D.E. Shaw in 1997 as an accounting supervisor in their financial and operations group. Simon started his career in 1993 at Richard A. Eisner & Company (EisnerAmper LLP) in the audit department. Simon graduated from The State University of New York at Albany with a B.S. in Accounting and is a CFA charterholder.

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