- B.A. in Economics, University of Chicago
Mr. Kakar serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kakar is a successful investor and operator in public and private markets for over 25 years and was an early investor in SPACs beginning in 2005.He is a member of the Executive Team and Principal at Advanced Portfolio Management, an institutional asset manager. Previously, Mr. Kakar was Managing Director and a Founding Member of the equities and equity linked proprietary team at SwissRe. 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.
Mr. Kakar started his career at Lehman Brothers where he worked for multiple years on both the Fixed Income and Equity Capital businesses. Mr. Kakar has also founded and co-led HanKar Capital, a New York-based relative value hedge fund, and was the owner, operator and Executive Chairman of East Lifestyle, a British women’s wear fashion retailer. He also served as a senior adviser to Foradian, a Bangalore based private Edtech company.