Leadership | Senior Management

Robert E. Kiernan III

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 capital markets and investment banking businesses based in the US and Europe.

Prior to joining Salomon Brothers, Mr. Kiernan held several foreign policy positions in the 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 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 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and 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, a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where he was a Century Fund Fellow, an MBA from the University of Chicago where he was a First National Bank Scholar, and is currently completing a PhD at Cambridge University.  He 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) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing.

Matthew Hansen


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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 and Chief Investment Officer

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Rahul is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer as well as the portfolio manager for the APM Thematic equity strategy.

He 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 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.

Rahul holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago

Fan Jiang


Fan is the Portfolio Manager of the APM Index Plus strategy, which is a quantitative enhanced index solution for institutional investors.

Fan has served as the Director of Investment Research at APM, responsible for the Firm’s quantitative research, macroeconomic research, and manager due diligence.

Fan holds an MS degree in Operations Research from Columbia University, an MS degree in Sociology from Purdue University, and a BM degree in Agricultural Economics from Renmin University of China.