Charlie Aitken's business loses Kerry Stokes and Chris Nasser's million dollar ...

Charlie Aitken's business loses Kerry Stokes and Chris Nasser's million dollar ...
Charlie Aitken's business loses Kerry Stokes and Chris Nasser's million dollar ...

The investment banker who moved on with his wife's best friend is suffering significant financial blowback from the scandal gripping Sydney's high-society.

One of Charlie Aitken's biggest investors was his new flame Hollie's husband Christopher Nasser and his family, who have reportedly pulled out $7.5 million worth of stocks from his firm.  

The withdrawal of funds comes just months after another major backer billionaire Kerry Stokes also sold his 19.99 per cent stake in Aitken Investment Management. 

The billionaire Seven Group executive first invested in the firm in 2017, appointing his trusted colleague, Warwick Smith, to the board of directors.

Mr Smith resigned from his position in July 2021, the same month Mr Stokes announced his intention to step away from the business. 

It's understood AIM's portfolio had a tough year in 2019 before a reshuffle of the team and tactics boosted returns.   

The high profile investment banker is in the midst of a bitter split after separating from his wife of 19 years and moving on with her younger best friend - who was also married to his business partner

The high profile investment banker is in the midst of a bitter split after separating from his wife of 19 years and moving on with her younger best friend - who was also married to his business partner

Hollie was all smiles when she stepped out on Tuesday, leaving her eastern suburbs home in her black Audi SUV

Hollie was all smiles when she stepped out on Tuesday, leaving her eastern suburbs home in her black Audi SUV

In mid-November, shortly after learning of Mr Aitken's new relationship with his wife, Mr Nasser stepped down from his position on the AIM board.

He was replaced by his younger brother, Damien, but that didn't stop the Nasser family from reportedly selling $7.5million worth of stocks they had in the firm.

Mr Nasser was a founding backer and is said to have poured up to $10million into the firm since it opened in 2015.

In addition to losing multiple high profile investors, co-founder and former executive director Ellie Aitken stepped down from her position and joined a rival firm in September.

Ms Aitken has taken on a role as director of distribution at Pallas Capital, where she is tasked with growing the business investor base with high-net worth individuals and wealth managers. 

Ellie Aitken and Hollie Nasser pictured together. 'I can confirm I am separated from Ellie Aitken and am in a relationship with Hollie Nasser,' Charlie Aitken said

Ellie Aitken and Hollie Nasser pictured together. 'I can confirm I am separated from Ellie Aitken and am in a relationship with Hollie Nasser,' Charlie Aitken said

Hollie is now dating investment banker Charlie Aitken. Her husband, his former business partner Christopher Nasser, reportedly pulled $7.5million from Mr Aitken's firm

Hollie is now dating investment banker Charlie Aitken. Her husband, his former business partner Christopher Nasser, reportedly pulled $7.5million from Mr Aitken's firm

Ms Nasser wore a black dress and heels as she left her home in Sydney's east on Tuesday

Ms Nasser wore a black dress and heels as she left her home in Sydney's east on Tuesday

She remains a director on the board at Aitken Investment Management. 

In a 'Staff Spotlight' article for her new company, Ms Aitken thanked Pallas Capital for taking her on, detailing her long list of credentials.

'I’ve felt warmly welcomed by the team, for which I’m very appreciative,' she said. 

'I began my career as a financial research associate at JP Morgan. I subsequently practised as a solicitor in the mergers and acquisition group at Clayton Utz... specialising in property and funds management.'  

While the losses may come as a blow to Mr Aitken, his new love Hollie looked cheerful when she stepped out of her multi million dollar marital home on Tuesday. 

Wearing a black mini dress and heels, Hollie smiled as she made her way to her Audi SUV. 

Ms Aitken stepped down from her role as executive director and - in another headache for Mr Aitken - joined a competitor

Ms Aitken stepped down from her role as executive director and - in another headache for Mr Aitken - joined a competitor

AIM's primary fund, the Global High Conviction Fund, delivered a return of 3.9 per cent last month.

This is 0.3 per cent higher than the benchmark return of 3.6 per cent. 

For the September quarter, a one-year return of 22.7 per cent was recorded - significantly lower than the 27.8 per cent benchmark return rate. 

The fund returned 57.6 per cent over the course of three years, compared to a benchmark 56.1 per cent.

On an investment worth an estimated $10million, that data indicates Mr Nasser made an additional $150,000 over the life of the investment. 

The investment portfolio follows a 'quality

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