Associate, Impact Investments, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
As a financial professional experienced in investment management and socially responsible investments, Akobe is passionate about working to bridge capital gaps for underinvested people and communities. He currently is an Impact Investments Associate for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Within this role, he helps manage MacArthur’s program-related investment portfolio, including Benefit Chicago, a $100 million fund advancing economic development throughout Chicago.
Prior to joining MacArthur, Akobe spent several years as an investment banker with KPMG Corporate Finance and Madison Street Capital. Within these roles, he advised on sell-side M&A and capital raising transactions across numerous industries. Previously, Akobe also provided research and analysis on hedge funds and CTA strategies with AlphaMetrix, an alternative investment management firm.
Akobe received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. He is a member of the CFA Society Chicago.