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OSMO Partners is delighted to welcome Alka Sharma as COO for the business

She will also be a core member of the Outsourced COO services team and add to our existing delivery capability. Alka has over 20 years’ experience in the asset management sector, in C level and senior operations roles on the buy side. Alka’s experience spans large global investment managers and smaller boutique firms, where she has held responsibility for the fund and investment operations, finance, legal, compliance, HR and IT and successfully supported capital raising and investor relations. This will allow Alka to build on best practice, scale and efficiencies at OSMO as the company grows.

Ian Forrest, CEO says, “We’re delighted that Alka has joined us as we move into this next phase of growth and expansion. She’s got a fantastic wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership that she brings to the company that will be pivotal as we scale the business. Her energy matches the company’s ambitions, and she is a great fit for OSMO Partners.”

Alka herself says, “It is a very exciting time to join OSMO Partners. The business has a highly talented and very experienced team, with a strong reputation for working in partnership with their clients to provide high quality, client centric services and solutions. I’m really looking forward to using my buy side COO / CFO experience and management consulting and finance background to further develop and shape the company’s operations. I’ll be focused on building the right team of people, using the most suitable technology in the market and developing robust, efficient, scalable processes in order to deliver a consistent and repeatable high quality service and experience for our clients.”

Alka is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Her expertise spans a broad range of investment strategies and asset classes including Global macro (credit, rates, FX, equity), European high yield credit, Merger and events arbitrage, Convertible arbitrage, European long /short equity, G10 rates, Private equity and debt. She has worked with various fund structures including AIFs, UCIT’s, Cayman registered funds, Guernsey registered funds and several fund jurisdictions including Cayman, Guernsey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Delaware USA.

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