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

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.

Expand your fund distribution into Europe with a Tied Agent and Swiss representation solution

1st December 2022

How Tied Agent and Swiss representation services can launch your fund in Europe

Q&A with Jean Louis Catrysse, Managing Director, Acolin Luxembourg

30th September 2022

In this Q&A, Bart Res talks to Jean Louis Catrysse to get his view on the distribution oversight landscape.

Acolin strengthens Luxembourg office with new Managing Director 

20th September 2022

Acolin announces the appointment of fund distribution regulatory expert Jean Louis Catrysse.

Access to new fund distribution markets

9th September 2022

How do you unlock the potential of your cross-border fund distribution strategy?

Is a Tied Agent solution right for you? Three ways to distribute your funds in the EU 

2nd September 2022

When approaching the marketing of funds in the EU, investment managers have three choices.