Our team - Acolin

A team that ensures you are in good hands

We connect our clients to opportunity. With many years of deep experience in fund disribution, we can deal with a fast-changing fund industry and regulatory frameworks and support our clients with services that meet their needs.

Board of directors

Michael Covell

Mike is an experienced Non-Executive Chairman and Director. He is currently Chairman of Ascot Lloyd, Chairman of Sackville Capital, Chairman of Le Masurier and Director of the Bank of Butterfield.

Michael Covell
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Alex Hay

Alex is a Partner at Sovereign Capital Partners. He built up his deal experience at RJD Partners where he became a Partner in 2011. He was previously at Close Brothers Corporate Finance in M&A having qualified as an accountant with PwC.

Alex Hay
Non-Executive Director
Daniel Häfele

Daniel Häfele is the founder of Acolin and Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Daniel has spent his entire career in the banking and asset management sector and continues to be actively involved in the industry.

Daniel Häfele
Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Theo Splinter

Theo Splinter is the CEO of ACOLIN and a member of the Executive Committee. With a career spanning 24 years, Theo brings extensive experience of working in international financial services businesses, most recently as COO at Intertrust.

Theo Splinter
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Appleton

Matt Appleton is the Group CFO of ACOLIN and a member of the Executive Committee. Matt has extensive experience in the European private equity industry spanning over 17 years, most recently as Partner at DH Private Equity Partners (Doughty Hanson).

Matt Appleton
Chief Financial Officer
James Dargan

James is an Investment Director at Sovereign Capital Partners. He joined Sovereign from Lazard in 2018, where he worked in M&A, specialising in Technology and Education. Prior to that, James was at PwC in Transaction Services where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

James Dargan
Non-Executive Director

Latest from the team

Has economic uncertainty put fund distribution back in focus?

1st July 2022

A global pandemic, a war in Europe, rising inflation and interest rates, all leading to a bear market.

MiFID II Sustainability Preferences and the EET

2nd May 2022

A note from Lorcan Murphy on the European ESG Template (EET)

The new Acolin: Connecting you to opportunity

4th April 2022

A new, hollistic approach to fund distribution…

Acolin sponsors Distribution Risk & Oversight conference

7th March 2022

Acolin is announced as the main sponsor of the Distribution Risk & Oversight Conference…

How to remain compliant and mitigate risk without losing efficiencies

23rd February 2022

The recent fines from financial regulators across Europe have highlighted that many…

Warning regarding “acolinFX.com”

30th September 2021

ACOLIN warns against responding to an offer on the website www.acolinfx.com which…

New starter interview: Roxana Mahboubian

15th September 2021

Roxana joined the business in July 2021 to help drive and execute ACOLIN’s growth…

CISA, FinSA, FinIA: Assessment of the legal landscape in Switzerland

2nd July 2021

Since the beginning of 2020, the new financial market regulations, FinSA and FinIA, have been…

Can investors capture a hedge fund’s “Golden Hour”?

23rd June 2021

Investment funds exist for one reason and one reason only. To exploit perceived price…

Going against the grain. Why charging clients to access their data is wrong

11th June 2021

The asset management sector is a very crowded market. One could even argue it takes a…