Aksia, a New York-based hedge fund research and advisory
firm, has opened up in Europe with a London office. The new
office will be headed up by Valerie Benard, former head of
European business development and investor relations for
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Benard joined as
Aksia's ninth partner in September.
The new London office, which will be staffed with both
research and advisory professionals, will be responsible