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Aperture Investors Announces the Appointment of James Keith (JK) Brown to Board of Directors
[September 06, 2023]

Aperture Investors Announces the Appointment of James Keith (JK) Brown to Board of Directors

Aperture Investors, LLC (Aperture) announced today the appointment of James Keith Brown to the Aperture Board of Directors, effective May 4, 2023.

"JK brings to the Aperture Board a wealth of experience in building asset management organizations and helping them achieve exponential growth. His advice and guidance will complement the depth of experience in Aperture's current independent directors," said Peter Kraus, Chairman and CEO, Aperture. "As Aperture's strategies recently all hit multi-year milestones in their track records, we feel it's an appropriate time to bring fresh ideas to our board to ensure our unique ethos in the asset management industry is perpetuated. We have long-been committed to alignment between our outcomes and those of our clients; I'm excited to see that mission extend with JK's support."

JK is the former Senior Managing Director and Partner of Coatue Management, an American technology-focused investment manager. Previously, he was an Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations as wll as a Member of the Partner Management Committee, Executive Operating Committee, and Business Risk Committee at Och-Ziff Investment Management. Prior to joining Och-Ziff in 2003, Brown spent more than four years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Institutional Sales and Relationship Management.

JK is President of the Board of Trustees of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and also serves on the following boards: Head of Executive Committee, investment committee, and nominating committee of the Lincoln Center Theater; Board Member of the New School for Public Engagement; and Chair of Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School.

JK is actively involved with his alma mater - the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He serves as Chair Emeritus of the Ackland Art Museum's National Advisory Board and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute of the Arts and Humanities. He is an Advisory Board member at the Kenan Institute at North Carolina School of the Arts. JK also serves on the UNC Investment Board and UNC Foundation Board and is also Chair of the campus wide Arts Everywhere Campaign at UNC Chapel Hill.

JK holds a B.A. with honors in Psychology from University North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

About Aperture Investors, LLC

Aperture Investors was founded in 2018 and is led by industry veteran Peter Kraus and Generali, one of the largest global insurance and asset management providers. Aperture is reestablishing trust in the asset management industry through aligning client interests with its own. With Aperture's aligned fee model it offers share classes where investors pay only base management fees when performance is at or below the stated benchmark. Performance fees are charged only on excess returns over the benchmark. To learn more about Aperture, visit us at

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