For the second year running, a 14-strong team from Aksia Europe participated in Centrepoint’s Annual Sleep Out, as part of its partnership with the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. In support of the UK charity’s 50th anniversary, Team Aksia raised funds and slept out in the cold for one night to give them a small […]
Pensions & Investments Highlights Aksia’s Partnership with MS 582
In a July 2018 article, Pensions & Investments highlighted Aksia’s philanthropic efforts, which recently have involved a unique partnership with a Brooklyn middle school. In 2017, Aksia partnered with MS 582 to enhance and expand the after-school chess program, available to students in grades five through eight. Aksia engaged chess education organization Chess NYC to send a chess coach to the school twice a week, and Aksia employees often joined after school sessions. In addition, the firm hosted a chess tournament at its Midtown office and provided students with chess boards. Aksia hopes to grow the program by continuing to sponsor tournaments and providing scholarships to Chess NYC’s summer camps.
The problem of youth homelessness in the UK is urgent. 86,000 young people approach their local authority for help with homelessness each year, and youth rough sleeping in London has doubled in the last year. This is why Aksia Europe has decided to partner up with Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Centrepoint helps […]
Aksia’s Lawrence Cinamon has been chosen as one of Institutional Investor Magazine’s 2018 Hedge Fund Rising Stars. The award is given to individuals who are playing an increasingly significant role in the hedge fund industry. The individuals included have demonstrated an ability to deliver in their field, have received recognition by their firms, have demonstrated entrepreneurship, are highly regarded by their peers, and have made a broader contribution to the hedge fund industry.
We are pleased to announce that Aksia is a signatory to the internationally-recognized Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. Signatories represent a group of investors that have pledged to make an effort to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles into their internal processes. These principles include incorporating ESG into investment analysis, decision making and ownership policies, and seeking disclosure about ESG issues from the entities in which a signatory invests. Aksia’s participation in the PRI initiative is just one element of Aksia’s larger ESG efforts. With the appointment of an ESG Officer and the establishment of an ESG Committee, Aksia seeks to enhance our processes by incorporating ESG considerations into our investment and operational due diligence research.
Aksia Hires Barclays Ilya Riskin for Senior Analyst Role
Ilya Riskin has joined Aksia as a Senior Analyst on the Investment Research Team in New York. Ilya had been at Barclays for over 12 years, most recently as a Vice President in the Portfolio Management Group, where he was a fundamental credit research generalist and portfolio manager of an extensive bank debt book. At […]
Aksia has been recognized by Pensions & Investments Magazine as one the Best Places to Work in Money Management in 2017 for the third consecutive year.
*Rankings determined by Best Companies Group. Participating firms were ranked against others of similar size. Employee responses make up 75% of the score, with the employer responses making up the remaining 25%.
Aksia has recently partnered with MS 582, a middle school in Brooklyn, for an ongoing initiative to impact students through the creation and development of interactive after-school programs. Our focus for 2017/2018 will be helping to expand and support the school’s budding chess program – while student interest and involvement has been apparent, additional funding […]
2017 Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year – Valerie Benard Aksia’s Valerie Benard has been chosen as Institutional Investor Magazine’s 2017 Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year. The award is given to consultants that have helped craft robust hedge fund investment programs for institutional investors, provided shrewd advice, and demonstrated their ability to explain complex hedge […]
Consultant of the Year – Jim Vos Aksia’s CEO Jim Vos has been named as CIO Consultant of the Year for 2016. 2016 Knowledge Brokers “New Guard” – Brett Minarik Aksia’s Brett Minarik has been named by CIO Magazine as one of the 5 star consultants that will transform their firms and the industry in […]
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