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Kristoffer Houlihan, CQF, is the founder of Armilla Partners, a leading strategy and asset management firm for Alternatives. 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 and head of defensive 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. His work has been published in investment management research and periodicals and he is a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Policy.