Hari Achuthan – Founder and Managing Director
Hari Achuthan is a founder and Managing Partner of private equity firm ACO Investment Group, a firm looking to develop alternative investment strategies. Hari also is a co-founder of Convalt Energy Services – an energy services group that is focused on clean energy. Prior to founding ACO Investment Group, Hari was a Director in the Alternative Investments group from April 2009 till April 2010 at Credit Suisse Asset
Management covering hedge fund, real estate and private equity strategies. Hari also lead the global pension strategy and transition management business at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC since 2004. During his career at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Credit Suisse consistently ranked among the top providers of pension strategies and transition management. Hari Achuthan was named one of the “Rising Stars in Public Pensions” by Money Management Letter and selected as one of the emerging leaders in Credit Suisse Asset Management in 2009.
Prior to joining CSFB, Hari worked in the transition management and the program sales-trading group at Lehman Brothers. At Lehman, Hari was involved in building out the infrastructure for transition services and program sales & trading. Hari began his financial career at Morgan Stanley where he worked in developing state of the art program trading technology and streamlined the technology infrastructure for which he received a CIO award. A 1994 graduate of Hofstra University in Applied Economics, Hari is also an alumnus of Hofstra University Football. Hari has also volunteered with Jacksonville Police Athletic League, is a frequent guest lecturer at Louisiana State University School of Business in addition to authoring articles and papers on the transition management industry, some of which have been published in Pensions & Investments and Institutional Investor magazines. Hari was previously registered with the Series 7, Series 63, Series 3, Series 24 and Series 55 licenses in the U.S