Kristoffer Houlihan, CQF, is founder and Managing Partner of Armilla. Before founding Armilla, Mr. Houlihan was previously Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Bank of New York Mellon’s hedge fund platform.
Prior to BNY Mellon, Mr. Houlihan was a Director in Risk Management for Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), a $10 Billion Fund of Hedge Funds. While at PAAMCO, Mr. Houlihan led the team responsible for defensive risk management. Prior to PAAMCO, Mr. Houlihan was a Vice President at JPMorgan in a variety of positions within quantitative risk for hedge funds based in London, Tokyo and New York.
He has extensive knowledge of quantitative risk and finance with regard to major hedge fund strategies and how risk management impacts the portfolio management process. This includes methods such value-at-risk, stress testing, behavioral analytics and crash forecasting.
He is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC) on the topics of Financial Engineering and Risk. Mr. Houlihan was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol (UK) and industry accredited Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF). He is a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Policy and a member of the Fitch Group’s steering committee on quantitative finance.