Robert E. Akeson is Co-Head of Prime Brokerage for Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc., which operates a leading institutional capital markets platform to service professional investors with complex global needs. The firm is affiliated with Mirae Asset Financial Group, Korea’s leading non-bank financial services firm that has, as of September 2019, $396 billion in assets under management. The Group operates in 14 different country markets
Mr. Akeson has extensive experience managing prime brokerage, capital introduction, agency execution and research distribution businesses. He has also served as a member of the G.P. of a hedge fund and had advisory board experience with small money management firms. His background includes leadership positions with Neuberger Berman, Morgan Stanley, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services and ADP BISG.
Mr. Akeson is a frequent speaker on topics related to the hedge fund industry, prime brokerage, market liquidity and Basel III. He is Chairman of the Business Management Interest Group of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the DTCC Systemic Risk Roundtable and the Economic Club of New York. Mr. Akeson has also taught Money, Banking and Financial Markets at Molloy College.
Mr. Akeson holds an MBA from NYU and a BA from Washington College. He resides in Rockville Centre, N.Y. with his wife, with whom he has two grown children.