Our team |

A team that ensures you are in good hands!

We connect our clients to opportunity. With many years of deep experience in fund distribution, 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

Peter Eckersley joined Sovereign's investment team as an Investment Manager at the start of 2020 from Fenchurch Advisory Partners where he was focused exclusively on financial services M&A. Prior to this, he was a management consultant for KPMG where he qualified as an accountant.

Peter Eckersley
Non-Executive Director

Alex Erickson is the CFO of Acolin and a member of the Executive Committee. Alex qualified as an accountant in 2008 and has spent the last 13 years working as CFO in private equity backed businesses across various industries.

Alex Erickson
Chief Finance Officer

Latest from the team

Navigating the Pull Market: Strategies for Standing Out and Succeeding

29th August 2023

In a market teeming with over a hundred thousand funds overseen by numerous asset managers, a crucial question emerges: how can you stand out? The concise answer: deliver results, cultivate recognition, and ensure accessibility.

Fusing Tradition and Innovation in Finance: Embarking on a Dynamic Journey

16th August 2023

Within the realm of finance, an arena driven by ceaseless innovation lies a potent formula for progress: the fusion of tradition and innovation.

Are we seeing green shoots in asset raising for funds?

21st June 2023

After a lengthy period of macro-economic uncertainty, geopolitical stresses and political upheaval, we are seeing the first signs of improving investor interest.

Update on the UK Consumer Duty

15th May 2023

The UK Consumer Duty requires product manufactures to implement the rules for open products and services by 31 July 2023

Getting compliance teams on the front foot is critical

9th May 2023

Acolin Luxembourg Managing Director Jean Louis Catrysse gives his view on pressures facing Compliance teams and what the future holds for Luxembourg.

Setting yourself up for success in fund distribution

22nd March 2023

Key strategies to set yourself up for success.

The importance of Management Companies to the Irish funds market

13th February 2023

In January, Acolin was thrilled to host a panel discussion on the regulatory impact on fund distribution in Ireland.

Acolin expands into the US to meet growing client demand

9th January 2023

Acolin, a leading cross-border fund distribution specialist, today announced it has established an on-the-ground presence in the US

Upcoming changes to PRIIPS KIDs effective 1 January 2023

21st December 2022

In the EEA, PRIIP manufacturers and persons advising on or selling PRIIPs will have to provide PRIIPs KIDs to retail investors from 1 January 2023.

Fresh orange juice, 170 regulatory notifications and a 2022 recap

9th December 2022

Very few would disagree with the fact that 2022 was a very difficult year for fund managers.