Nicolai Tangen has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from The Wharton School (1989-1991). Between July 1986 and December 1987, Nicolai served in the Norwegian Armed Forces’ School of Intelligence and Security, where he studied Russian language and was trained in interrogation and translation.
He was a partner at Egerton Capital (1997-2002) and built up and headed the Nordic department at Cazenove & Co. (1992-1997).
He has completed a Master’s degree in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He has also recently finished a Master’s degree in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics.
Nicolai Tangen serves on the Wharton Board of Overseers as well as on the Wharton EMEA Advisory Board. He is also a Governor of the University of the Arts London.
Nicolai Tangen’s AKO Capital is based in London and is one of Europe’s leading investment partnerships. Founded in 2005, AKO Capital manages approximately USD 12bn across long-only and long-short equity funds.
Ako Capital manages over $ 100 billion for some of the world’s richest private individuals and institutions. Among these, we find Erik G. Braathen (61), who at the turn of the year had 123.3 million kroner invested in two of Ako Capital’s funds.
Ako Capital was awarded ‘Best European Equity Fund over $500m’ in 2012 by Eurohedge.
The AKO Global UCITS Fund was nominated for the ‘Best New Fund of the Year‘ and the ‘Best Global Equity Fund – 1 Year’ in 2017.
Nicolai Tangen (Norway) founded AKO Capital in 2005, which manages over $ 100 billion for some of the world’s richest private individuals and institutions
Nicolai Tangen earned two million dollars every day last year!
Nicolai Tangen’s Ako Capital is a long-term value investor “We believe that the best way to create strong risk-adjusted return over time is to own the best assets for the long-term”.
“We believe that long-term thinking is critical to our success and also a key differentiator in the way we approach investing. When investing in great companies the best outcome is achieved by having a long investment horizon”. Their investors’ interests always come first.
We believe that the best way to create strong risk-adjusted return over time is to own the best assets for the long-term – Nicolai Tangen
Through their monthly newsletters and AKO Transparency Platform, Nicolai Tangen provides full transparency on performance and outlines their investment cases.
They rigorously evaluate both their achievements and mistakes to improve the outcome of their decisions. They always look to refine their research process by drawing on a wide array of disciplines and fields.
We believe that long-term thinking is critical to our success and also a key differentiator in the way we approach investing – Nicolai Tangen
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