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Nicolai Tangen

CEO/CIO, AKO Capital

Nicolai is the founder and CEO of AKO Capital, a leading $17 billion equity hedge fund. Before setting up AKO Capital, he was a partner at Egerton Capital (1997-2002). He has a BA in economics from Wharton where he now sits on the Board. He also has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute and in 2017 he received a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from the LSE. In 2013 Nicolai set up the AKO Foundation which draws on its £150m funding base to support various charitable initiatives within the arts and education. He is a Governor of London's University of the Arts and has recently donated his Nordic art collection to a new Kunstsilo Art Museum in his hometown of Kristiansand, Norway.


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