We believe that commitment to people is paramount to success, as the strength of our results in the long run will reflect the strength of our team.

Patrick Hargreaves

Patrick is CEO of AKO Capital and Portfolio Manager of the AKO Global Fund. Before joining the firm in 2011, Patrick worked at Goldman Sachs, Cazenove and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

Patrick has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford.

Gorm Thomassen

Gorm is CIO and co-Portfolio Manager of the AKO European Fund. He has been with AKO Capital since its inception and was previously with Cazenove.

Gorm has a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics.

Mike Yates

Mike is co-Portfolio Manager of the AKO European Fund. He joined AKO Capital in 2005 and was previously at Cazenove and Morgan Stanley.

Mike has a first-class degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

John Sonnerhed

John is a Portfolio Manager of the AKO European Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. He joined AKO in 2013 having previously worked for CFRA (Centre for Financial Research and Analysis).

John is a CFA Charterholder and a chartered management accountant.

Andrew Tierney

Andrew is a Portfolio Manager for the AKO Global Fund. He joined AKO in 2014 from Fidelity and had previously worked at Powe Capital Management and Cazenove.

Andrew has a first-class degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Finance from the University of Manchester.

Neil Dawson

Neil is a Portfolio Manager of the AKO Global Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. He joined AKO in 2015 from Citi and had previously worked at Deloitte.

Neil is a CFA Charterholder and a chartered accountant, and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Ellen Hoyle

Ellen is a Portfolio Manager of the AKO Global Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. She joined AKO in 2011 from Barclays Capital and previously worked at CRA Lee & Allen.

Ellen is a chartered accountant and has a law degree from the University of Exeter.

Rebecca Alvey

Rebecca is an Analyst for the AKO Global Fund. She joined AKO in 2020 from Capital Group and previously worked for Berenberg.

Daniil Butman

Dan is an Analyst for the AKO European Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. He joined AKO in 2022 from The Analyst Research.

Fabien Colussi

Fabien is a Senior Analyst for the AKO Global Fund. He joined AKO in 2018 from Fidelity in London.

Jun Ma

Jun is an Analyst for the AKO European Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. He joined AKO in 2021 from Granular Capital and previously worked at EY.

Stuart Meldrum

Stuart is a Senior Analyst for the AKO European Fund. He joined AKO in 2015, having previously worked at Fidelity, Och-Ziff Capital Management and BlackRock.

Jakob Mirzabaigian

Jakob is a Senior Analyst for the AKO Global Fund. He joined AKO in 2022 from Adelphi Capital, having previously worked at New Peak Capital, Bramshott Capital and Goldman Sachs.

John O'Driscoll

John is a Senior Analyst for the AKO European Fund. He joined AKO in 2015 from Zouk Capital and had previously worked at KPMG.

Chris Reinecke

Chris is a Senior Analyst for the AKO European Fund. He joined AKO in 2012 and previously worked at Goldman Sachs.

Jonathan Rodgers

Jonathan joined AKO in 2023 and is a Senior Analyst for the AKO Global Fund. Prior to joining the firm, he founded and was the CIO of Forton Partners and worked at Engadine Partners, Egerton Capital and Goldman Sachs.

Fiona Xu

Fiona is a Senior Analyst for the AKO European Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. She joined AKO in 2019 from Industrial Equity Partners and previously worked for KPMG.

Frank Walding

Frank is a Senior Analyst for the AKO European Fund. Prior to joining AKO in 2017, he worked at Norges Bank Investment Management and previously at Goldman Sachs and Investec.

Andrew Dubin

Andy is Chief Operating Officer of AKO Capital. He joined AKO in 2011 as Head of Investor Relations. Prior to that he worked at Grosvenor Capital Management, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, the International Finance Corporation and Bear Stearns.

Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The Wharton School and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mark Henwood

Mark is Head of Investor Relations at AKO Capital. He joined the firm in 2017 having previously worked in a similar role at Meditor Capital Management and as an equity analyst at Baillie Gifford.

Mark has a first-class degree in Classics from the University of Oxford.

Maria Ancupova

Maria is Head of Research Process at AKO Capital. She joined the firm in 2008 while a student at the London School of Economics and was previously an analyst in the AKO European Fund before moving to her current role.

Julia Beaver

Julia is Head of Market Research at AKO Capital. She joined AKO in 2016 from the global market research firm GfK, and previously worked for BAI Global and The Research Business International.

Fernando Delgado

Fernando is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at AKO Capital. He joined AKO in 2009 from The Children's Investment Fund and had previously worked at Cazenove.

Angus Lund

Angus is Head of Data Science at AKO Capital. Before joining AKO in 2018, Angus was Global Head of the Alternative Data Analysis team within investment research at Morgan Stanley.

Dina Guirguis

Dina is Chief Compliance Officer at AKO Capital. Prior to joining in 2023, Dina worked at several investment management firms including Balaysny Asset Management, RWC, and Brevan Howard Asset Management.