Oliver Marti is the Founder and CIO of Akera Capital, an asset management firm specializing in healthcare investing. Prior to founding Akera Capital, as a partner of the institutional investment firm, Columbus Circle Investors (CCI), Marti established and managed the CCI healthcare hedge fund group, CCI Healthcare Partners, which grew to one of the largest healthcare hedge funds at the time, managing roughly $1.5B in assets and generating one of the industry’s longest-running healthcare investment track records. Mr. Marti began his investment career as a member of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking group and later as a healthcare research analyst. He joined hedge fund manager Pequot Capital Management as a senior healthcare analyst before joining Columbus Circle Investors. Marti has spoken on healthcare investing on television and at numerous conferences, and has written on various healthcare industry topics.
Marti formed 11|88 LLC in 2018 to invest in, and help grow, the game of lacrosse. He is an owner of, and BOD for, the innovation leader in lacrosse equipment, Epoch Lacrosse (www.epochlacrosse.com) and a major investor in the professional outdoor Premier Lacrosse League (www.premierlacrosseleague.com). In a further effort to help grow the game of box lacrosse in the US, he founded the CT Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (www.ctboxlacrosse.com) a member of the USBOXLA (www.usboxla.com) Collegiate Junior league, partnered with the youth Superstar Box Lacrosse program (www.superstarlacrosse.com), one of the largest such development programs in the US, is a member of the USL (www.uslacrosse.org) Box Lacrosse Advisory Group and is the Offensive Coach for the U20 USA Junior Indoor Team (www.usindoorlacrosse.org) which won the Bronze Medal at the 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship.
As a player, Marti was a member of two Canadian Junior A Minto Cup box lacrosse finalist teams with the Richmond Outlaws (’90, ’91) before being drafted to play with the New Westminster Salmonbellies Sr. A team in ’92, reaching the Canadian Championship Mann Cup finals in that year. Oliver played for the Brown University Bear’s field lacrosse team for 3 years from ’91-’93. Despite never playing field lacrosse until attending Brown, Oliver led the Ivy league in goals each of his three years and continues to hold several Brown as well as NCAA Division 1 men’s lacrosse records including most goals scored in a NCAA tournament game (9), most goals in a regular season game (11), most points in a regular season game (13) and currently ranks fifth all time in NCAA history in avg goals per game in a career. He was a 2x All-American, All-Ivy, All-New England, Academic All-American and helped the Bear’s win an Ivy League Championship in ’91. He is a member of the Brown Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Oliver was a member of Team Canada’s Field Lacrosse team that participated in the ’94 World Lacrosse Championships in England and was named MVP of the Bronze Medal game. Marti was drafted and played two seasons (’94, ’95) for the New York Saints of the professional indoor National Lacrosse League (NLL) before focusing on a career as a hedge fund manager.
Marti graduated in 3 years with a double major, was the recipient of Brown University’s prestigious Joslin Award (https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/vp-campus-life/content/alfred-h-joslin-award) and is currently a Board Member for the Brown University Sports Foundation.