Leadership | Senior Management

Robert E. Kiernan III

Principal and Chief Executive Officer

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Before founding APM, Mr. Kiernan spent nearly two decades in the capital markets with Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers, during which he was responsible for building, managing, and leading multiple global fixed income and investment banking businesses.  

At Lehman Brothers (1992-2002), he served as Global Head for several businesses including Financial Engineering, Liability Management, Private Placements, and Technology and eCommerce.  He also spent several years in London where he was Head of European Capital Markets and served on both the Investment Banking and Fixed Income Operating Committees, as well as the Capital Commitments Committee.  At Salomon Brothers (1986-1992), where Mr. Kiernan began his capital markets career, he was responsible for the sovereign and GSE Liability Management business.

Prior to joining Salomon Brothers, Mr. Kiernan held several foreign policy positions in the first Reagan administration including appointments at USIA, the National Security Council, and the Department of State.  He was also a member of the US Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Kiernan currently serves in a number of board positions including Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Educate Girls Globally, member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University, and member of the Research Review Board of the CFA Institute Research Foundation.  He is also a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Kiernan received an AB magna cum laude and an AM with distinction from the four-year AB/AM program at Boston College, and an MBA from the University of Chicago where he was a First National Bank Scholar.  He also has studied as a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Cambridge, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he led a seminar and research project on socially responsible investing (SRI).

Adri Guha, CFA

Principal and Chief Investment Officer

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Mr. Guha has been a Principal of the firm since its inception.  As CIO, Mr. Guha is responsible for coordinating and driving the firm's macroeconomic posture, attendant market calls, investment themes and their respective portfolio investment decisions and implemention. 

Over the course of his career at APM, he has played a significant role in a wide range of activities across each of the firm’s three principal functional disciplines: research, due diligence, and investments across multiple asset classes. He has also been responsible for the architecture and continuing development of the firm’s comprehensive, integrated, multi-component analytical programs and portfolio management platform. 

Prior to joining APM, Mr. Guha worked in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, both in London and in New York, where he held assignments in multiple industry verticals performing quantitative, qualitative, and comparative analysis of securities across the full range of the capital structure.

Mr. Guha graduated with distinction from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) in Pilani, with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with an emphasis on semiconductors and telecom equipment.  He received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad (IIM-A) with an emphasis on finance and economics, and is a CFA charter holder.

Mr. Guha is a guest-lecturer on active investing at Columbia University.  He is also a frequently invited speaker at industry conferences and universities globally on topics ranging from economic and capital-market views to technology policy and international affairs.  Mr. Guha currently serves on the Board of Trustees and is Chairperson of the Investment Committee at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami.  He is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Chatham House, London.

Matthew Hansen

Principal

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Matthew was most recently a Managing Member of Crypto Knight Capital, a fund that traded crypto assets. Before that, he was a founding member and Co-Portfolio Manager of HanKar Capital, a NY based relative value fund.
 
Prior to that, Matthew had been a Co-Head of Global Equities at SwissRe managing over $8 billion in various equity trading strategies. He had been a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley responsible for various business in US Equity Structured Products.
 
Matthew holds a BA degree in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University.

Rahul Kakar

Principal

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Rahul was most recently chairman of East Lifestyle Limited, a British womenswear fashion retailer with over 400 employees. Before that, he was a founding member and co-portfolio manager of HanKar Capital, a NY based relative value fund. Prior to HanKar Capital, Rahul had been a Managing Director at SwissRe (2005-2008) and a founding member of the equities proprietary team. At SwissRe he was responsible for managing a group overseeing billions of dollars of assets in various strategies all with a high degree of derivative content.

Rahul started his career at Lehman Brothers where he worked for multiple years in both the Fixed Income & Equities divisions. He is currently a senior adviser to Foradian, a Bangalore based Edtech company.

Rahul holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago.