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.

Torkell Eide

Torkell is co-Portfolio Manager of the AKO Global Fund. He joined AKO Capital in 2013 from SKAGEN Funds and has also been a management consultant with McKinsey.

Torkell has a first-class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Mike Monnelly

Mike is a Portfolio Manager of the AKO Global Fund. Before AKO, he was co-founder of Arhammar Global Capital Management and had previously worked for GMO and Kynikos Associates.

Mike has a first-class degree in Classics and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.

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 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.

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.

Andrew Tierney

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

Ellen Hoyle

Ellen is a Forensic Accountant for the AKO Global Fund. She joined AKO in 2011 from Barclays Capital and previously worked at CRA Lee & Allen.

Michael Luciano

Michael is a Senior Analyst for the AKO Global Fund. Before joining AKO in 2017, he worked at Fidelity, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

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.

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.

Chris Reinecke

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

Neil Dawson

Neil is a Senior Analyst for the AKO European Fund, with a focus on forensic accounting. He joined AKO in 2015 from Citi and had previously worked at Deloitte.

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.

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.

Fabien Colussi

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

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.

Peter Towler

Peter is Compliance Officer for AKO Capital. Prior to joining AKO in 2011, he was a regulatory consultant to the alternative investment management industry and previously worked for the Financial Services Authority (pre-cursor to FCA) and the Investors Compensation Scheme.

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.

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.