Chairman and CEO
Peter Kraus is the Chairman and CEO of Aperture. For over four decades, Peter has worked at major financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and most recently at AllianceBernstein (AB) where he served as Chairman and CEO, successfully leading the firm’s turnaround after the crisis in 2008. Throughout his career, Peter has been a vocal proponent of pay-for-performance compensation models and the need for trust between active managers and their clients.
After years of watching diminishing returns and increasing outflows, he concluded that a disruptive idea like performance-linked fees would only be successful in an entirely new firm, one built from scratch with client performance as its primary objective. That’s why Peter teamed up with Generali to launch Aperture in 2018. Peter serves on the boards of multiple organizations including Third Way, Fyllo and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and is the co-founder of The Kraus Family Foundation, a non-profit that supports public art and emerging artists.
Peter received his B.A. in economics from Trinity College and his M.B.A. from NYU's Stern School of Business.