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Anna Nikolayevsky
Chief Investment Officer
Axel Capital Management
Anna Nikolayevsky is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Axel Capital Management, a fundamentally-driven alternatives firm specializing in global equities. Prior to founding Axel in 2002, Ms. Nikolayevsky was an analyst at Zweig-DiMenna Associates, LLC, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund where she was responsible for sourcing and managing long/short equity investments in multiple industries. Before Zweig, Anna was an analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management covering autos, semiconductors, software, and utilities for the Growth & Income and Large Cap Value funds. Ms. Nikolayevsky graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York. She holds a BS from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University in Economics and International Business, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

Anna is a 2009 recipient of Institutional Investor's Rising Stars of Hedge Funds award. Under her leadership in 2010, Axel received a Lipper Hedge Fund Award for North American Hedge Fund: Best Long/Short Equity Fund over the past 3 years. It also won the 2010 HFM Best Long/Short Equity Fund under $500m award. In 2011, Anna was named one of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds by Ernst & Young LLP.

Anna serves as a trustee on the board of The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where she sits on the Investment and Finance committees. She is also a member of the Economic Club of New York.