Alternative Asset Summit 2014
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ChristopherAbbottEcoAlpha Asset ManagementChris Abbott is a marketing principal for EcoAlpha Asset Management, a firm that invests in companies providing solutions and technologies that allow governments, corporations and individuals to become more efficient in water, agriculture and energy usage. EcoAlpha invests in these solutions companies in order to leverage a massive reallocation of capital driven by economic self-interest to spend and change. Prior to EcoAlpha, Chris worked at Piper Jaffray & Co. as an institutional equity salesperson, covering the Midwest. Prior to Piper, Chris worked with several EcoAlpha co-founders at AWJ Capital Partners, focused on their AWJ Global Sustainable Fund of Funds.
MichaelAbitebolMagnaMichael has guided Magna's expansion and shaped the company's financial structure into a multi-divisional firm by maintaining a keen eye on profitability and risk. Before taking action, Michael offers a critical assessment of each Magna endeavor to ensure a successful outcome for everyone involved. In addition to his functions as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Michael actively participates in strategic development across the firm. Prior to his role at Magna, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer for the Commodity Derivatives Group at Societe Generale in New York, and a Senior Certified Internal Auditor at international banks and auditing firms. Thumbnail
ShaneAdairArchway Finance and Operations
NasserAhmadiPowerlocalstartups, Inc.We focus on providing solutions on four main areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Legal Technologies. My perspective is based on Twelve years of research and development and more than 10 years of entrepreneurship, consulting, and conversations with entrepreneurs and business owners. Our services are delivered by using the latest cloud computing technology to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and streamline processes, while preserving backup documentation. During the time I have created a network of business experts and Partner Providers who provide expertise and experience on growing and managing small, medium and large size enterprises. We help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups in all industries and market segments including the following: Real Estate, Restaurant and Hospitality, Technology, Biotech and Medical Practice, Accounting and CPA's Practice, Not- for-Profits, Manufacturers and Exporters, Fashion and Retail, and more.Thumbnail
AlanAlzfanMcGladrey, LLPAlan D. Alzfan, CPA, is a partner based in the New York office of McGladrey LLP. He serves as the firm’s National Hedge Fund Leader and Northeast Financial Services Practice Growth and Business Development Leader. With over 24 years of experience in public accounting, he works with a diverse range of clients in the financial services industry, including start-up funds to multi-billion-dollar fund groups. His clients include domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, fund of funds, registered investment advisors and related entities. Alan provides financial reporting, compliance and planning, advisory and financial management consulting services to the alternative investment industry. He advises on various accounting and auditing issues, assists clients in the structuring of existing and the formation of new funds including review of fund documents as well as consults on various operational and business issues. As a frequent speaker at events, Alan helps set the industry’s knowledge agenda. In recent presentations, Alan has discussed valuation guidelines and fair value accounting, hedge fund financial reporting, and issues related to starting an investment advisory business. Thumbnail
MatthewAndersonWeaverMatthew Anderson, CPA Weaver Partner, Los Angeles Matt is the Founder and Partner in Charge of our Los Angeles office He has over 20 years in public accounting, including experience in the financial service practices of KPMG (formerly Rothstein Kass), PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, LLP. He is a principal specializing in audit, accounting and tax issues related to alternative investment companies, including domestic and offshore hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity funds. Matt is a graduate of Binghamton University with a BS in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and is currently on the National Board of Help for Children, a non- profit organization, dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Thumbnail
TracyAndersonquiver financial
MattAndrewsAegea Capital Management, LLCMatthew Andrews is Founder and Managing Partner of AEGEA Capital, as well as its Head of Marketing and Investor Relations. Mr. Andrews helped form AEGEA Capital after 10 years of experience as a proprietary volatility trader on the CBOE. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a trader for the options market making firm Botta Capital Management. During his tenure, Mr. Andrews was the original Designated Primary Market Maker for the blockbuster IPOs of Google, CME Group and NYMEX, in addition to approximately 50 other equity and index products including Research in Motion, Daimler/Chrysler, Conoco Phillips and UPS. In 2005, Mr. Andrews left Botta to invest and trade his own capital and helped found KATL Trading, an independent market making company, where he continued to be a successful volatility trader. In 2010, Mr. Andrews joined Mr. Karsan to found AEGEA Capital. Mr. Andrews holds a BS and BA from the University of Southern California, with dual degrees in Business Administration and English. He also holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing. Thumbnail
Christine AnsbroRobeco Investment Management Ms. Ansbro joined Robeco Investment Management in 2002. She is a member of the firm’s Sales and Relationship Management Team, responsible for distribution and service for alternative investments. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ansbro spent four years with U.S. Trust Company where she held several positions, including Product Specialist, Portfolio Manager and Relationship Manager for the firm’s traditional products. From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Ansbro was with Lazard Frères Asset Management in the firm’s Private Client Asset Management division. She holds a B.B.A. degree in business management from Iona College, an M.B.A. degree from Clemson University and FINRA licenses 7 and 63. Ms. Ansbro has twenty years of industry-related experience. Thumbnail
ElizabethArnallBNP Paribas
JoannArweilerBDO USA LLPJoann Arweiler is a Senior Manager in the New York office of BDO Consulting. Ms. Arweiler currenlty co-leads the Investigative Due Diligence Practice. She serves clients that include funds of hedge funds, pensions, endowments, hedge funds, family offices and investment banks by identifying risks and exposing disclosure issues, pertinent details and anomalies developed during the course of an investigation. In addition, Ms. Arweiler has experience with identifying potential conflicts of interest and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure issues. In litigation matters, Ms. Arweiler assists clients by tracing assets and identifying key persons of interest on a domestic and international basis. Ms. Arweiler is experienced in conducting interviews of witnesses and pertinent subjects related to an investigation.
IanAsvakovithPiedmont Fund ServicesIan Asvakovith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Piedmont Fund Services, Inc., a full service administrator for hedge funds and private equity headquartered in Washington DC Metro area with offices in New York and Asia Pacific. At Piedmont, Ian advises his clients from pre-launch to various stages of their business lifecycle. He is also responsible for the strategic direction and management of the firm. Ian is a frequent speaker at hedge fund industry conferences and investor roundtables. Prior to founding Piedmont, Ian was with the global asset management practice at Ernst & Young, in New York, where he oversaw the audits of hedge funds, private equity funds, fund of funds, broker-dealers, and mutual funds clients with AUM ranging from $100 million to $200 billion. In addition, Ian had served on various consulting projects including internal control reviews, forensic accounting, and internal audit outsourcing. Ian holds a B.A. in Business Economics with Accounting Emphasis from University of California Santa Barbara. He is a licensed certified public accountant and also a member of the CFA Society of Washington DC. In addition, Ian is a trustee member of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers and is actively involved with various charitable organizations in the Washington DC Metro area. Thumbnail
JimmyAtkinsonSub-Sahara Capital Group LPJimmy Atkinson is the Chief Financial Officer of SSCG. He manages the firm’s operations, compliance, accounting and investor relations activities. Prior to joining SSCG, Jimmy was an equity analyst and trader at Phineus Partners (2010-2013) in San Francisco, California. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Atkinson was a junior analyst and assistant trader at Bellman Walter Capital in San Francisco. Prior to joining Bellman Walter, Mr. Atkinson worked at Watershed Asset Management as a fund accountant (2007-2008). Prior to joining Watershed, he was an audit senior at Deloitte & Touche LLP in San Francisco. Mr. Atkinson began his career in 2004 as an audit associate at KPMG LLP in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Atkinson graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a double major in Accounting and Finance. Mr. Atkinson is a CFA charterholder and passed the CPA examination in 2003. Thumbnail
DayneAustinAR2 Capital Partners, LLCIn 2005 I began working with accredited investors, family offices, private business owners, and other investment advisors to identify and implement alternative investment strategies into their traditional equity and fixed income portfolios. In 2007 I started assisting early-stage and established fund managers on the development, structuring, syndication, and distribution of new investment offerings. My thorough understanding of the business operations and asset allocation methods used by other investment advisors allows me to help fund managers create customized marketing campaigns which enhance their level of sophistication, exposure, and marketability.
StephaneAzraGlazer CapitalStéphane Azra joined Glazer Capital in December 2006. He is primarily responsible for marketing and business development. Prior to joining Glazer Capital, Mr. Azra managed finances and oversaw operations for a New York-based international manufacturer of ladies apparel and major supplier of Wal-Mart. Mr. Azra graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Thumbnail
NathanielBakerBloomberg LPNathaniel Baker is the editor of Bloomberg's Hedge Funds Brief newsletter. He's a regular speaker at Bloomberg Link conferences and appears on Bloomberg Radio and Television.Thumbnail
LanceBarakerCeladon Financial GroupLance Baraker graduated in 1993 from Lehigh University with a degree in Finance and received his MBA and Certificate in International Business from Fordham University in 1997. His trading career began with Timber Hill, making markets in equities and index options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange. Through a JBO with Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, he became a partner in El Lobo Trading Group. He continued options trading on the floor through 2004 when he joined Shoreline Trading Group in New York, where he was head of business development and prime brokerage sales. Lance left Shoreline in 2007 and was one of the founding partners of Saratoga Prime Services. In 2009, Lance Baraker was hired to build from scratch TradeStation Prime Services based in NY. His most recent position is with Celadon Financial Group, where he is a partner and runs the Prime Brokerage division. Lance holds the NASD series 3, 7, 30, and 63 licenses.Thumbnail
GeraldBarbaraU.S.Bancorp Fund ServicesGerald Barbara serves as business development officer for the alternative investment division. Mr. Barbara joined U.S. Bancorp Fund Services in 2011 with more than 20 years of sales, relationship management, marketing, business development operations, and managerial experience in financial services. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, Mr. Barbara worked for Bank of New York Mellon where he served as vice president of global business for the alternative investment division. He also spent five years at Grant Thornton LLP working on sales and marketing and operations related to their hedge fund business.Thumbnail
ChrisBarbeDCK Family Office Development
RichardBeleutzHS-AIR US Life Fund IRICHARD N. BELEUTZ, FOUNDER & CEO Mr. Beleutz founded Alternative Investment Resource (“AIR”) in April 2004 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm. He directly oversees the Asset Management and the Fund Distribution business at AIR and is responsible for integrating business development efforts across the Company. He is involved throughout the capital raising process, including deal flow evaluation, building distribution channels, and capital placement negotiations. Mr. Beleutz is an accomplished speaker on alternative investments having conducted numerous TV and print interviews as well as industry conferences speaking engagements. Mr. Beleutz has raised in excess of $1 Billion USD. He has been involved in life settlements since 2006, having previously launched a life settlement brokerage business, hedge fund, and life expectancy company. Mr. Beleutz has 21 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. He holds Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, and 79 securities and principal licenses. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1992.Thumbnail
DeborahBelevanInteractive BrokersDeborah Belevan is an Institutional Sales Representative with Interactive Brokers, focusing on hedge fund and financial advisors. She has also been the Director of Investor Relations at Interactive Brokers since 2008. Prior to IB, she headed the Accounting & Financial Analysis Practice at Gerson Lerman Group, a global marketplace for expertise that serves hedge funds and other asset managers. Before joining GLG, Deborah was the Manager of Investor Relations for Meridian Gold, a gold producer with mining operations primarily in South America. She holds an MBA, is a Certified Public Accountant and started her career at Ernst & Young.Thumbnail
JimBerardoPulse InvestmentsThumbnail
WilliamBerminghamFundamental Capital Management
CharlesBernardWhite Peaks Asset Management LLCMr. Bernard is a managing member and the founder of White Peaks Asset Management. Before being with White Peaks Asset Management, he worked at VQ Capital, a hedge fund consulting and management company. While working at VQ, Mr. Bernard was the manager of a hedge fund, analyzed hedge fund strategies and conducted due diligence on hedge fund organizations on behalf of accredited investors. Prior to working with VQ Capital, he managed investment portfolios for individual investors at A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. Mr. Bernard graduated from The University of Iowa with degrees in finance and economics.
HenryBinerP/E InvestmentsHenry P. Biner Mr. Biner leads marketing efforts for P/E Investments. He joined the firm in 2004, bringing understanding of both institutional and retail client needs, as well as expertise in the Swiss hedge fund industry. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Biner served domestic investors at Thornton Capital and Merrill Lynch. In 1999, he served as CEO of CreInvest AG, a publicly traded fund of hedge funds, affiliated with Julius Baer Private Bank. He was responsible for product management, regulatory reporting, and public relations for this $250M fund. In 1998, Mr. Biner developed the Alternative Fund-Growth Programme for UBS Fund Management Company (Intrag AG). During 1997, he worked at Bank Leu, successfully leading the Leu Prima Global Fund, the first fund of hedge funds ever registered in Switzerland, concurrently; he led the Bermuda-based Prima Funds. Mr. Biner has completed his Series 3 registration for trading futures and options, and is registered as an Associated Person with the National Futures Association. Mr. Biner holds a B.A. in Management and Computer Science from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
JonBrackmannAxxcess Wealth Management
MitchellBrandStradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLPAs co-chair of the firm’s Finance and Restructuring Practice Group, Mitch Brand helps hedge funds and private equity firms to structure and document debt and equity investments, and provides counsel for those dealing with challenged or illiquid investments. Mitch also provides legal representation to hedge funds, private equity firms, commercial finance companies, banks and other institutional and individual investors on general corporate lending; leverage finance; structured finance; asset-based and cash flow lending; second lien, mezzanine and unitranche loans; debtor-in-possession financings; Chapter 11 exit financings; debt restructurings; and loan workouts. Mitch has lectured on topics such as “A Practical Guide to Dealing with Troubled Investments,” “Private Equity Operational Considerations and Best Practices,” and “Valuing Companies in the MicroCap Segment.”Thumbnail
ArtBrownMcGladreyWith over 19 years of combined experience in the public and private accounting sectors, Art Brown has over 13 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to an array of clients, principally in the alternative investment industry. Art also has over six years of private company experience serving as CFO/CCO/Controller with two different alternative investment asset management firms. He has focused his public accounting career on providing professional audit and accounting advisory services to investment advisers, hedge funds and private equity firms ranging from startup entities to multi-billion-dollar international firms. Other notable areas of specialization include accounting processes, operational controls and financial reporting for alternative investment management companies and alternative investment vehicles.
JosephBrownFennemore Craig Jones VargasMr. Brown practices in the areas of government affairs, administrative law and business law. He is a former appointee of President Ronald Reagan to the State Justice Institute and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (1981-88) and has served as an officer or director of many businesses, civic and charitable organizations including the Nature Conservancy, the Department of Wildlife, the Nevada Development Authority, the Nevada Athletic Commission and Wells Fargo Bank. Presently, he serves as a commissioner for the Nevada Gaming Commission and Vice Chair of the Nevada Military Support Alliance. Mr. Brown is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of government relations law and was also recognized in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top business and corporate lawyers in the five-state mountain region, as well as being named to the 2011 Super Lawyers Business Edition and the 2012 Best Lawyers in America list. Thumbnail
ColleenByrneHEDGE CONNECTIONThumbnail
ChristopherCalvertGar Wood Securities, LLCThumbnail
MauryCartineMarcum LLPMaury Cartine is the Partner-In-Charge of the Firm's National Alternative Investment Industry Group Tax department and a member of its International Tax Services Practice group. He specializes in consulting hedge fund and investment advisors with complex tax and regulatory matters. Mr. Cartine advises clients beginning with the start-up phase and continuing throughout the life of a fund.Thumbnail
DavidCasavecchiaBDO USA, LLP
FrederickCastellaniCruz Capital Partners L.P.Frederick Castellani | Director Prior to joining Cruz Capital companies group, Frederick spent nine years with Mass Mutual as Divisional President and Executive Vice President of the Retirement Services Group, where AUM grew to $40 billion and annual sales topped $4 billion under his leadership. He transitioned to this role after a 26-year career with CIGNA, which encompassed a number of divisions and responsibilities, eventually elevating to Senior Vice President overseeing Customer Service, Marketing and Sales. Frederick studied Economics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, graduating with Honors. Subsequent to a two-year stint in the United States Army (Vietnam Veteran), he received his Masters Degree from Trinity in 1974.
Christopher CastroviejoAlternative AssetsChristopher R. Castroviejo is a Managing Director of Alternative Assets,LLC and the founder, Senior Managing Member and principal owner of DRT Advisors, LLC, which serves as General Partner to an investment partnership and provides consulting services to hedge funds. He is the founder & President of Directional Research & Trading, Inc., established in 1999, which is registered with the CFTC as a commodity trading adviser (CTA) and a commodity pool operator (CPO), and provides advisory services to high net worth clients. Mr. Castroviejo is a shareholder and director of Chaikin Analytics, LLC which provides quantitative research services and has partnered with NASDAQ to launch enhanced alpha stock indices. From 1991 through 1998 Mr. Castroviejo was a General Partner and Director of Risk Control for T.C. Management Partners, a New York based firm which managed a combination of hedged and short only accounts. Mr. Castroviejo earned a Master of Science in Business from Columbia University in 1983, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1971 He is a former Trustee of the Center for Blood Research at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Castroviejo’s investment views have been featured in numerous publications, including The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and Business Week.Thumbnail
AllaCatesPiedmont Fund ServicesThumbnail
CarlChenTemple HonorCarl J. Chen is a Co-Founder and Managing Member of Temple Honor, LLC based in Taipei, Taiwan. Since 2007, Mr. Chen has co-managed the Temple Honor Asia Fund L.P. with a value oriented strategy focusing primarily on publicly listed equities in Asia. Mr. Chen also advises pre-IPO technology companies and resource based investors and producers with his global macro outlook. Previously, Mr. Chen was a manager at Asian Capital Partners, a Hong Kong based independent investment bank operating in Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Chen received his Bachelors of Science, Marshall School of Business - Finance degree from University of Southern California (1992). He received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School (1995) and his Masters of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management (2004). He is also licensed to practice law in Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey and Washington DC.Thumbnail
JosephChildreyProbabilities FundJoseph B. Childrey, Managing Partner, Founder, Chief Investment Officer Mr. Childrey developed an investment philosophy that incorporates the principles of behavioral finance and trend following. He launched and managed the Probabilities Fund L.P., a long/short hedge fund, for six years before converting the fund to a mutual fund. Mr. Childrey served private and institutional clients at Wells Fargo/AG Edwards for 15 years, starting his career at PaineWebber. An inventor, Mr. Childrey co-invented with Jon Jewitt a patented product in the consumer electronics industry that is marketed and sold worldwide. Mr. Childrey graduated from Western Maryland College with a BA in Sociology.
DeanChitrenFalcon Forex AdvisorsFalcon Forex Advisor's offer you 100% Transparency, Liquidity and Control. Actively managed forex trading... around the clock... around the world.Thumbnail
JasonCholewaALPS, A DST Company
AlexCigolleStrategos Capital ManagementMr. Cigolle is currently the Company’s Chief Investment Officer and has served as a Managing Director of the Company since September 2004 with responsibility for portfolio management and trading. Along with David Gregory he is a Portfolio Manager of client assets. In addition, he serves on the Company's Investment Committee. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Cigolle served as Vice President of Delaware Investments in the Structured Products Group.  At Delaware Investments, Mr. Cigolle directed the trading and structuring of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). In addition, Mr. Cigolle was responsible for credit analysis of various structured products including ABS, MBS, and CDOs.  Prior to Delaware Investments, Mr. Cigolle was employed with Bank of America Securities where he was a structurer in the Structured Credit Products Group.  Mr. Cigolle is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (’98) where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
DonCodyGlobal Macro Asset Management LLCThumbnail
EliCohenCatenary Alternatives Asset Management, LLCMr. Cohen is Chief Investment Officer of Catenary Alternatives Asset Management. Prior to founding Catenary, Mr. Cohen worked at Strategic Investment Group, an outsourced investment office for pension funds, foundations and endowments with over $30 billion in assets under management. Mr. Cohen was a senior member of the Alternatives Investment Team. Mr. Cohen had responsibility for manager identification, due diligence, performance analytics and portfolio construction for a $4 billion dollar portfolio of hedge funds. In addition, he established a portfolio of opportunistic investments. Before joining Strategic Investment Group, Mr. Cohen worked in Structured Credit at Lehman Brothers where he covered hedge funds and proprietary trading desks Mr. Cohen received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, the School’s highest academic distinction. Mr. Cohen received an AB from Harvard College, magna cum laude in Economics.
EliCohenGenTrust Wealth Management, LLCMr. Cohen is responsible for the selection, oversight, management and development of alternative investment strategies including hedge fund, private equity, opportunistic and other non-traditional strategies. Prior to joining GenTrust, Mr. Cohen worked at Strategic Investment Group, an outsourced investment office for pension funds, foundations, and endowments with over $30 billion in assets under management. At Strategic, Mr. Cohen was a senior member of the alternatives investment team overseeing investments in hedge funds, private equity and real estate. Mr. Cohen was responsible for manager identification, due diligence, performance analytics and portfolio construction for a $4 billion dollar portfolio of hedge funds. In addition, he created and managed a portfolio of opportunistic investments that fell outside of established asset classes. Before joining Strategic Investment Group, Mr. Cohen worked in Structured Credit at Lehman Brothers where he covered hedge funds and proprietary trading desks. Mr. Cohen received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, the school’s highest academic distinction. Mr. Cohen received an AB from Harvard College, magna cum laude in Economics. Mr. Cohen is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
BobColemanProfits Plus Capital Management / Gold Silver VaultBob Coleman has been in the investment and portfolio management business for over 21 years. He owns one of the largest private precious metals vaults in the USA. He has become a renown expert in the ownership, transportation, and storage of precious metals. He manages one of the most unique hedge funds that is able to protect investors from various concerns including counterparty and systemic risks. He provides storage in the USA and Singapore.Privacy is another one very important reason why high net worth investors store at our facility. Unlike every other fund or program in the world, I have identified and found solutions for nearly every risk associated with owning precious metals. These risks includes systemic, accessibility, flexibility, counterparty, authenticity, conflict of interests, etc.We store for many retail metals dealers , investment advisors, and other centers of influence that store for their clients.We are one of the largest private facilities in the country. We are fully insured by Lloyd's of London.We invest in good delivery forms of gold and silver bars and coins with all assets stored outside the financial system.Thumbnail
RobertCormierG6 Capital ManagementRobert Cormier is the Director of Finance & Operations at G6 and serves as the Firms Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, Mr. Cormier was the Director of Sales Operations & Finance at Covidien. Prior to re-joining Covidien, Mr. Cormier was a Director of Sales Operations at Aspect Medical Systems, which was acquired by Covidien. During his tenure at Aspect, he was responsible for strategic planning and sales force management where he worked with Mr. Chamoun. During his tenure at Covidien, Mr. Cormier was responsible for tracking the business units' performance and participating in operating reviews, developing and supporting financial models used in business development. He also worked on the core team in developing the separation strategy of Tyco. Mr. Cormier is a finance professional with over 14 years' of large and small corporate experience with a unique combination of analytic, strategic and leadership skills. He has a well-established track record of leading major process improvements and cost containment initiatives as well as business valuations, assessments and system overhauls. Thumbnail
StalinCruzCruz Capital Partners L.P.Stalin is the Founder of Cruz Capital Partners L.P. and an experienced financial services executive with 19 years of expertise and broad knowledge of domestic and international markets. He started his Wall Street career in 1994 as a Registered Representative, and in 1996 began working and supervising trading and back office operations whose clients were professional traders, institutional, high net-worth and retail. Stalin co-owned and was responsible for the day-to-day trading, clearing and back office operations for a branch (OSJ) in NYC of an independent national broker dealer. During his tenure Stalin managed significant High Net Worth client portfolios, and oversaw his branch becoming first in trading volumes and revenues after a few months of its launch. He also helped clients implement disaster recovery projects right after 9/11. Stalin studied Marketing Management and Sales at NYC Technical College (CUNY) in Brooklyn, N.Y., and holds FINRA series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55 and 63 securities licenses. He was born in Honduras, Central America and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, living in NYC since 1988. Thumbnail
JohnCulleyAlkeon Capital ManagementPrior to joining Alkeon, Mr. Culley worked at UBS Financial Services, Inc. for eight years. He started his career in the two-year Associate Training Program, then joined the Alternative Investment Group. As an Alternative Investment Consultant, he covered all of UBS’ hedge funds, managed futures, private equity and real estate offerings for financial advisors and their clients. Mr. Culley received his B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Mathematics from Columbia University.Thumbnail
VincentCurttrightMcGladrey LLPThumbnail
ReidDabneyCFO 911
TimDaltonInterlake Capital
FelixDanciuElmcoreFelix Danciu is an investment banker and private equity principal, specializing in leveraged buyouts and corporate finance. Having completed numerous cross-border corporate transactions, he also has extensive knowledge and experience in the trading strategies of various investment classes including long-short equities and high-yield corporate bonds. Leveraging Mr. Danciu's experience and connections in the fields of M&A, strategic reorganizations, and investment strategies, Mr. Danciu provides financial planning and investment management services through Elmcore Investment Advisors. Mr. Danciu also has direct operations experience, having been a corporate executive in a diverse span of industries ranging from technology to mining to consumer goods. These roles reflect working knowhow in such areas as manufacturing, international trade, sales and marketing (online and retail), logistics, and more. Mr. Danciu graduated with a BA from Cornell University, with degrees in Economics and Government.Thumbnail
GeorgeDavidGeorge H. David Law Corporation
DarrenDayGar Wood Securities, LLC
TomDemeryFox River Partners
DavidDickmanBillings Capital ManagementMr. Dickman joined the firm in 2013. His responsibilities include the development and execution of business initiatives and investor relations for the firm’s investment products. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dickman worked for BBR Partners LLC, a multi-family office in New York City providing holistic and independent investment advice to high-net-worth individuals. At BBR, Mr. Dickman strategically constructed customized portfolios, utilizing traditional and alternative asset classes, to meet client’s financial objectives and risk tolerances. Mr. Dickman received his BS in Accounting and Economics from the University of Delaware and his MBA from Fordham University.
MatthewDiClementeStradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLPMr. DiClemente, a Partner in Stradley Ronon's Investment Management Practice Group, represents public and private investment companies, investment advisers, family offices and broker-dealers in a wide range of regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. Mr. DiClemente's clients range from several of the largest asset management firms in the U.S. to small, fast-growing fund sponsors. He routinely advises clients on product development and fund formation, disclosure, M&A and corporate matters, distribution arrangements and compliance with SEC, CFTC, NFA, FINRA and other regulatory regimes. Mr. DiClemente has been recommended as a leader nationally in investment funds: registered funds in Chambers USA and in mutual/registered funds in The Legal 500 U.S. Thumbnail
SamuelDiedrichPAAMCOSam Diedrich, CFA, CQF is Director and Sector Specialist for the Fixed Income Relative Value strategy at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO). He is responsible manager selection and portfolio construction within fixed income relative value, macro, and mortgage strategies. In addition, he also serves as the main point of contact for certain institutional investor relationships. He is a regular Forbes contributor, and frequently authors market research articles for industry publications. Prior to joining PAAMCO, Sam worked as an electrical engineer for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, MD). Sam received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, his MS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and his BS in Electrical Engineering (Distinction) from the University of Washington. Thumbnail
GregoryDiMeglioStradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLPGreg DiMeglio is a Partner and the Chair of the Securities Enforcement practice in Stradley Ronon's Washington, DC office. Mr. DiMeglio represents and counsels companies and individuals in connection with examinations, investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, FINRA, the Department of Justice and other federal and state regulators and industry self-regulatory organizations. He also conducts internal investigations designed to assist clients in preventing or limiting the scope of potential enforcement action. Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Mr. DiMeglio was a senior counsel in the SEC's Division of Enforcement. During nearly eight years with the SEC, Mr. DiMeglio was responsible for a number of significant investigations and enforcement actions and received a Division of Enforcement Director's Award. Thumbnail
J. SitraDiorLloyd Bancaire J. Sitra Dior serves as Global Managing Director of Lloyd Bancaire’s Investment Committee, managing the firm’s global investment activities in the areas of private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy and financial services. Prior to joining Lloyd Bancaire in 2010, Mr. Dior has served as senior and principal economist, advisor and director at Asian Development Bank, European Central Banks and Sovereign Investment Funds. Mr. Dior possesses a deep knowledge of financial engineering, complex international structures, international banking, worldwide Investment trends, culture and economic developments. Mr. Dior’s concentration are geographically in Asia, Africa, N. America, Europe and Latin America, including more than 30 developing countries.
ScottDraperAlgert GlobalScott Draper is responsible for the management of the firm's sales, marketing, consultant and client service relationships as well as the strategic direction of the firms business development activities. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Scott spent over 10 years at Nuveen Investments, where he held senior sales and management roles including head of Institutional Distribution. Before Nuveen, Scott was with JPMorgan Asset Management, where he served as Senior Client Advisor marketing institutional strategies to large corporate and public funds, endowments, and foundations. In addition, Scott has held a variety of senior sales roles at BNY Mellon and Bank of America. Scott holds a B.A. degree from UCSB in Business Economics and Psychology.
DaveDuebendorferArtemis Wealth AdvisorsDave Duebendorfer is President and Chief Operating Officer of Artemis Wealth Advisors, an independent Registered Investment Advisor providing wealth advisory services to a select group of high net worth families and foundations. Artemis currently manages nearly $900 million and ranks in the top one percent of all Investment Advisors in terms of average assets per client. The CIO of Artemis has been the in-house advisor to the world-renowned economist, Dr. Henry Kaufman, since 1997. Mr. Duebendorfer holds a BA degree with high honors in International Management from UCLA, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Thumbnail
RichardDuffOMT Capital Management, LLCMr. Duff is President of OMT Capital Management, LLC, the general partner of Hawthorne Capital Partners, LP, and has driven the growth of OMT from below 100M in aum to over 360M in aum at the end of 2013. Mr. Duff began his career as Senior Investment Officer at Pacific Income Advisers where he led the growth of PIA’s equity aum from below 100M to over 1B over three years. Then, Mr. Duff, as Senior Vice President of Nicholas Applegate Managed Accounts helped architect/execute the turnaround strategy that resulted in 2B net aum flows in the year prior to the sale to Allianz. Mr. Duff went on to become Managing Director at BlackRock where he was a member of the Equity Operating Committee and the AMG Executive Committee. Mr. Duff’s BlackRock experience included turning around the firm’s closed end fund franchise, launching the first co-branded/co-distributed hedge fund, leading the integration of the largest group in BlackRock’s first acquisition, and managing a 100+ member team with a nine figure PnL. Recent experiences include being a partner at JMP, helping build Harvest Small Cap Partners from below 20M to closed at capacity, as well as leading the successful partnership in launching Expo Capital; and as Senior Vice President at J&W Seligman. Mr. Duff received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley where he was an Alumni Scholar, and received his JD from University of San Francisco, School of Law
KevinEmeryQuantsoft Advisers, LPKevin Emery is co-founder and principal of Quantsoft Advisers, a registered investment advisor and general partner / portfolio manager of Quantsoft Equity Fund. Kevin helped to design and implement the trading strategies of Quantsoft Advisers. Kevin graduated from MIT in 2005 with a Master's of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), as well as a bachelors in Math and EECS.
MichaelFaberNextPointMichael Faber, President, NextPoint SFO. • Two decades of investing in direct and alternative investments • Superior ceo and director-level leadership and operating experience • Extensive and varied experience advising families and family offices
GregFarringtonConstellation AdvisersAs a Partner at Constellation Advisers, LLC, Mr. Greg Farrington oversees the firm’s accounting and finance, operations, regulatory and compliance and due diligence departments and coordinates relationships with executive management across Constellation’s client base with a focus on traditional and alternative investment managers and their institutional allocators. Before joining Constellation in 2009, Greg worked for over 10 years at a “Big Four” accounting firm specializing in financial services with a particular focus on investment managers and advisers, banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, endowments, and foundations, among other financial institutions. Over the course of his career, Mr. Farrington has developed expertise in assisting clients with regulatory and compliance concerns; operational risk management; accounting, operations, business process, technology controls reviews; valuations; due diligence; and financial analysis. He received his Bachelor’s degree with a Double Major in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
AndrewFioreSpring Mountain Capital, LP
PatrickFisherPrelude Capital
AbbyFlamholzWorth Venture PartnersAbby Flamholz is a founding partner of Worth Venture Partners, LLC. Prior to WVP she founded and managed a group focused on Equity-Linked, Preferred Securities and Special Situations at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. She was a Co-Founding Partner of ADAR Investment Management, a $600mm Relative Value hedge fund and prior to that was a Managing Director at Bank of America managing the Equity Linked sales and trading division and a $2bn proprietary portfolio. She began her career at Bankers Trust in the Equity Derivatives Department on the trading desk.
DanielForbesDillon EustaceDaniel Forbes is a practicing Irish attorney, currently based in the U.S. Representative Office of Dillon Eustace in New York. Daniel's practice focuses on providing advice to U.S. Investment Managers on the structuring of Investment Funds in Ireland for distribution throughout Europe. Daniel provides advice in respect of both AIFMD and UCITS compliant vehicles. Daniel regularly speaks at seminars and conferences in New York on the topic of AIFMD. Thumbnail
MichaelFoxPark City CapitalMichael J. Fox founded Park City Capital in 2008. Prior to founding Park City Capital, Mr. Fox spent eight years in equity research at J.P.Morgan in New York, most recently as Vice President and Senior Business Services Analyst. As J.P.Morgan’s Senior Business Services Analyst, Mr. Fox headed the firm’s Business Services equity research group from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005 Mr. Fox was a member of J.P.Morgan’s Leisure equity research group, which was consistently recognized by Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team. Mr. Fox received a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University in 1999. While at TCU, he was selected as an analyst on the William C. Connor Educational Investment Fund, an entirely student-managed endowment fund. Thumbnail
ChaseFreiAshland Partners & Company LLPChase is a senior manager at Ashland Partners & Company LLP. Chase works directly with both domestic and international firms with GIPS compliance and consultation needs for both traditional and alternative assets.
FennFrench230 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA, United States, 70130-2901
Bertrand FryPryor Cashman LLPBert Fry co-chairs Pryor Cashman’s Investment Management Group. Bert's practice builds on more than two decades of in-house and law firm experience in general corporate law, complex transactions and alternative investment vehicles. Over the course of his career, Bert has launched and advised on a broad array of U.S. and non-U.S. investment products. His clients manage vehicles engaged in many strategies, including macro, distressed, private equity, venture capital real estate, debt origination, reinsurance and quantitative trading of securities and futures.Thumbnail
PaulGarveyALPS a DST Company
RonGeffnerSadis & Goldberg LLPRon S. Geffner is a Partner and Head of the Financial Services Group of Sadis & Goldberg LLP. He regularly structures, organizes and counsels private investment vehicles, investment advisory organizations, broker-dealers, commodity pool operators and other investment fiduciaries. Mr. Geffner also routinely counsels clients in connection with regulatory investigations and actions. His broad background with federal and state securities laws and the rules, regulations and customary practices of the SEC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Commodities Futures Trading Commission and various other regulatory bodies enables him to provide strategic guidance to a diverse clientele. He provides legal services to hundreds of hedge funds and venture capital fund organized in the United States and offshore. Ron is also the Vice President of the Hedge Fund Association, an International not for profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. He is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Rutgers University. Thumbnail
AdamGeigerNew Legacy Group, LLCAdam Geiger is President and Chief Investment Officer of the New Legacy Group, a multi-disciplinary Registered Investment Advisor. The Group includes a hedge fund allocation business, an advisory firm serving families of significant net worth, and a private investment business which includes holdings in the technology, media, children's products, real estate and asset-based lending sectors. Prior to co-founding New Legacy with Joseph Weilgus, Mr. Geiger was Chief Investment Officer of Ivy Asset Management, a leading provider of hedge fund allocation and advisory products and services. Prior to Ivy, Mr. Geiger spent seven years in a senior position on the trading desk at Twenty-First Securities Corp. in New York. Mr. Geiger began his career in December 1982 at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Geiger holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Securities Analysts since 1994. He also serves as a Founding Member of the Board of Trustees of the Middlebridge School of Narragansett, RI.Thumbnail
Jason GerlachSunrise Capital Partners LLCJASON GERLACH joined Sunrise in 2008 and is the firm’s Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. In his role, Gerlach determines and drives Sunrise’s overall business strategy and oversees Sunrise’s day-to-day business operations and activities. Gerlach also serves on Sunrise’s Management Committee. Prior to joining Sunrise, Gerlach was a Sunrise investor, a private businessperson and an attorney with Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in Boston and later Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter LLP) in San Francisco. Gerlach holds a J.D. cum laude and a M.A. in Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University. Gerlach has completed additional finance and business studies at The Wharton School and Harvard Business School. Gerlach is a co-founder of the California Hedge Fund Association and currently serves that organization as its President and as a member of its Board of Directors. Thumbnail
IrinaGershengorenEisnerAmper LLPIrina Gershengoren is a Partner in the Financial Services Group. Irina has extensive experience in the financial services industry serving investment partnerships/companies, private equity funds, funds of funds. She also works with investment advisors, BDCs and broker dealers. - See more at:
SeanGilliganAshland PartnersSean is a Senior Manager at Ashland Partners & Company LLP. Sean joined Ashland Partners in 2008 and has been focused on verifying investment advisors’ claim of GIPS® compliance as well as other performance attestation engagements, SAS 70 audits (now SSAE no. 16), and Surprise Custody Exams. Prior to joining Ashland Partners, Sean had 8 years of experience in the investment management industry. Currently, Sean is located in Denver and his client base includes firms in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, which has given him the opportunity to work with a diverse set of investment managers. Sean is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and has earned a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) from the CFA Institute. He is a member of the China CFA Society, Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, Colorado CFA Society, AICPA, OSCPA, and CIPM Association. Sean also volunteers as a member of the HKSFA GIPS committee, and is a member of the CIPM Online Sample Exam Team, which helps create candidate products for CIPM Candidates.Thumbnail
AriGlassBoothbay Management / Ignition PartnersAri Glass is the founding partner and managing member of Boothbay Fund Management. Boothbay was founded in early 2012 to manage the Boothbay Multi Strategy Fund, a cross between a multi-manager, multi strategy fund and a managed account platform. It allocates capital to both exclusive, in-house portfolio managers, as well as to non - exclusive managers via managed account. In July 2013, Mr. Glass and Boothbay Management took over investment management of Ignition Opportunity Fund, LP, a joint venture between Boothbay and Freestone Capital Management. This fund is a risk-based managed account platform. Mr. Glass is primarily responsible for manager sourcing, diligence and evaluation as well as manager/prime brokerage relationships. Both platforms allocate significantly to the emerging manager space and are often seen as an alternative to seeding opportunities for emerging managers. Thumbnail
BrieGoinWhite Peaks Asset Management
BrettGoldsteinInteractive Brokers
HenryGoodmanShadow Tree Capital ManagementHenry N. Goodman, Principal. Henry has over 20 years of Investment Banking experience. From 2007 to late 2013, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse serving as a key account manager and strategic advisor to large global hedge funds, asset managers and specialty finance companies. In this role, Henry worked closely with founders and principals as their primary point of contact at Credit Suisse. Services provided included capital raising, permanent capital vehicles, partnership opportunities and non-investment consulting. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, from 1999 to 2006, Henry was a Managing Director and Global Director of institutional equity sales at RBC Capital Markets. In the late 1980s to the late 1990s, Henry also worked at Credit Suisse, UBS, and Bear Stearns in institutional equity sales and Chemical Bank in its loan syndication group. Henry received an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BS in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University School of Management. Thumbnail
RaelGorelickGorelick Brothers CapitalRael Gorelick serves on the investment and management committees for Gorelick Brothers Capital. Rael has primary responsibility for business development for the firm. From 2001 until co-founding Gorelick Brothers in 2003, Rael served as a senior marketing and business development consultant for Atlantic Assurance Group. Rael managed Atlantic’s expansion into Texas following that state’s adoption of home equity lending. Prior to joining Atlantic, Rael founded, a web site designed to assist borrowers in canceling private mortgage insurance (PMI). Previously, Rael worked for Showtime Networks, a unit of Viacom, as manager of distribution strategy. Rael is a 1994 graduate of Northwestern University. Thumbnail
JeffGraupApotheosis Media Group
SidneyHardeeHardee BrothersWith over twenty years in the financial industry, Sidney Hardee is the Managing Partner of Hardee Brothers, LLC . He has a broad base of experience in the areas of fixed income sales and trading, derivatives research, quantitative analysis, and portfolio management. Mr. Hardee is a former Trading Manager at the Bank of NT Butterfield in Bermuda where he led their fixed Income and derivatives trading initiatives. He began his career as a Market Analyst at Salomon Brothers focused on European Bond Markets. Later he joined Lehman Brothers in both New York and London as a Bond Trader. He was also a Vice President in both the Credit Markets Trading and Global Rates Strategy groups at JPMorgan. Mr. Hardee holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University and holds a M.S. in Applied Statistics from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), member of the Alternative Investments committee of the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA) and a member of the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC) for the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). He is also a member of the Board of Advisory for the Master of Science Program in Financial Risk Management at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Thumbnail
TimHarringtonBattleFinTim Harrington is a co-founder of BattleFin with over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently Tim was the President and a Partner of Lion’s Path Capital, a hedge fund strategy incubator. He sat on the Lion’s Path Investment Committee and identified and onboarded 30 fundamental portfolio managers since launch in 2009. From January 2006 until 2009, Mr. Harrington was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Ventures where he was in charge of Global Technology, Media & Telecom Investments and served as a Portfolio Manager. From February 2002 until January 2006 he was a Telecom & Media Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital and managed a team of four investment professionals. Mr. Harrington graduated from Columbia College in 1998. He was a member of the Columbia University Judiciary Board as well as a member of the varsity crew team.
AngieHarrisonCore Fund SolutionsAngie Harrison has extensive background serving the alternative investment clients over 20 years. Angie was an auditor with Ernst Young and Deloitte, a CFO of various size of hedge funds and has been managing a fund administration company for the past 12 years.Thumbnail
BarnesHauptfuhrerChapter IV InvestorsMr. Hauptfuhrer is Chief Executive Officer of Chapter IV Investors, LLC, an investment firm he founded in February 2006. He serves as the Portfolio Manager of Chapter IV Investors Special Situations Fund, L.P. (the “Fund”), a long-biased, concentrated hedge fund that opportunistically utilizes long/short and event-driven strategies. The Fund is a value-oriented investor that focuses on making long-term investments based on deep fundamental research and active interaction with management. Mr. Hauptfuhrer previously served as Co-Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Wachovia Corporation, formerly First Union Corporation (“First Union”), a financial services corporation, from January 1999 to May 2004. Prior to this, Mr. Hauptfuhrer founded and served as Managing Partner of First Union Capital Partners, a private equity investment group within First Union from April 1988 to December 1998, and was an investment banker, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, with Kidder Peabody in New York from 1981-1988. Mr. Hauptfuhrer graduated from Princeton University with an AB degree in 1976 and the University of Virginia with a JD/MBA degree in 1981. Thumbnail
SterlingHawkinsHalide Capital
BreanneHenkelmanPAAMCOBreanne is an Associate Director working in Portfolio and Account Management. She serves as the Portfolio Manager and main point of contact for certain institutional investor relationships. Breanne is also responsible for directing the monthly funding process for all client portfolios, including assembling model portfolios, monitoring strategy weights, and managing cash levels. Throughout her career at PAAMCO, Breanne has conducted research, due diligence and risk monitoring for managers across all PAAMCO strategies with an emphasis on long-short equity and credit strategies. Prior to joining PAAMCO, Breanne worked at Morgan Stanley in London where she managed risk on a portfolio of commercial mortgage debt and securities. Breanne began her career at Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance, where she focused on commercial loan origination, underwriting, and securitization. Breanne received her Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude) from Northwestern University School of Law, her MBA (With Distinction) from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and her BS (Cum Laude) in Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is admitted to the Bar in California. Thumbnail
StefanHenningbalmoREAL Capital SEZC Ltd.Mr. Henning has over 10 years of experience working for Real Estate focused companies and investing in the Real Estate space. After several years of development, research and back‐testing, Mr. Henning, together with his father Jurgen, built the investment model now used by balmoREAL, that he started trading with in 2008 for his families' accounts. Prior to founding balmoREAL, Mr. Henning was the founder and head of the Hamburg branch of a German Real Estate developer, where he built the total branch development volume to over $120m within three years. Prior to this, Mr. Henning spent time with a New York based Real Estate investment firm identifying attractive investment opportunities. Mr. Henning is a graduate of the University of Leipzig, Germany with a degree in business, with a Real Estate and finance focus.
EricHohSEBEric Hoh is Head of Alternative Investments in SEB Merchant Banking. Eric has built the business from 2003 until date and developed several new key functions across SEB. Eric has studied Mathematics at Uppsala University, Sweden (1986) and holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering and Investment and Financing Theory from Linköping Institute of Technology (1987-1991), Sweden. In 1991 Eric started his career at the OM Options Exchange (today OMX NASDAQ) as a derivatives specialist. He has attended Executive Management Courses at Wharton, Harvard and Kellog. Recent Previous positions at SEB: Head of Alternative Investments, Head of Fixed Income. Head of Quantitative Analysis and Trading, Head of E-commerce, Head of Futures and Derivative Sales. Eric joined SEB in 1994. Thumbnail
PatrickHorsmanMerion Investment Management LP
ErinHulseArchway Finance and OperationsErin is a manager on the AFO team and has been with the firm since 2010. In addition to managing prospective and current client relationships, Erin heads the firm’s recruiting efforts and provides consulting and implementation services. Prior to joining AFO, Erin worked on the Global Investing team at Bank of America in Chicago, as well as for the Indiana Public Retirement System as a Senior Investment Accountant. Erin earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She also holds a Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser) license.Thumbnail
BryanHunter ApplebyBryan is the managing partner of the Cayman office and the Corporate and Commercial practice group head in Cayman. He has extensive experience in the structuring and formation of hedge funds, funds of funds and private equity funds. He regularly advises on various operational and regulatory issues in relation to these funds. His practice also includes general corporate matters, corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions. Chamber Global 2013 ranked Bryan as a ‘Leading Individual’, describing him as a ‘prominent practitioner who is particularly well regarded for his extensive funds experience’. Previous Chambers Global rankings have also noted Bryan as a leading lawyer in the investment funds arena and recognised him as ‘one of the better lawyers here – well versed in the law, professional and easy-going’. IFLR1000 comments as follows: ‘Bryan Hunter is admired by clients for his international perspective. These guys (Putterill and Hunter) are on a par with senior partners at any European or US firm’. Bryan was recognised in the 2012 Legal 500 Caribbean rankings for his corporate and commercial work as well as the inaugural rankings for investment funds. He has been noted as an expert lawyer in investment funds by Expert Guides. Thumbnail
Thanh-LongHuynhQuantCubeQuantCube manages a portfolio of systematic low-correlated strategies on equity markets as well as on futures markets including 1) Intraday Equity L/S and 2) Big Data CTA QuantCube has been distinguished for its positive performances since its inception in January 2012. QuantCube has been incubated by “Finance-Innovation” competitive cluster in Paris and seeded by proprietary trading groups in Chicago as well as financial institutions. QuantCube ranks among the most disruptive company in France for its real-time Big Data analytics applied to Finance and SAP award-winner in May 2013. CTAIntelligence and in HFMWeek publish an article on our innovative R&D related to Big Data analytics on June 5, 2014. About my background, I started my carreer 16 years ago as statistical trader for top-tier prop trading desks and hedge funds and specialized nowadays in multi-asset quant strategies. I actually develop the next generation of quant strategies with a team of 7 people, 4 people only dedicated to Big Data strategies and 3 people dedicated to 'traditional' investment strategies'. I graduated with MS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago as a Fulbright scholar, MS in Statistics from the National School of Statistics in France, MS in Wealth Management. I also teach “Risk Management” at Master level at Sorbonne University. Thumbnail
GregorioIrvingDCK Family Office Development
TomoIzumiVIS Advisors, LPTomo Izumi, born 1974, is a native Japanese. Before launching VIS Advisors, LP in 2014, he has six years of value investing experience at Equinox Partners in New York. He covered Japan and also other north Asian countries including China, Korea and Taiwan. Before his value investing career, he has over nine years of management consulting experience at Accenture and Roland Berger in Tokyo. In his later years at his consulting career, he specialized in growth strategy and M&A strategy. Mr. Izumi holds a BA in Business from Hitotsubashi University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
MarkJacksonGlobal Wealth Analytics
MichaelJacksonSFG Asset Advisors
KerryJordanRMB Capital ManagementKerry Jordan, CFA is the Director of Business Development at RMB Capital Management where she manages marketing and capital raising for its Iron Road Partners division. Prior to this, Ms. Jordan served as Head of Marketing and Chief Compliance Officer for Chicago Capital Management L.P., an absolute return, merger arbitrage strategy hedge fund. In this capacity Ms. Jordan managed the fund’s capital raising, investor relations, and compliance programs. Prior to joining CCM, Ms. Jordan was a managing director at Phalanx Capital Management, LLC, an Asian-focused, multi-strategy hedge fund where she ran the fund’s global business development and capital raising efforts. Previously, Ms. Jordan was a director in the Global Derivatives Products group at Bank of America where she focused on the structuring and sale of interest rate, commodity, and equity derivatives for the bank’s Fortune 500 clients. Ms. Jordan holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master of science in finance degree from the George Washington University. Ms. Jordan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ms. Jordan, an active member of the CFA Society Chicago and the CFA Institute, currently serves as CFA Chicago’s Vice Chair and Board of Directors member. Ms. Jordan also is a member of the Board of Trustees for Econ Illinois, the state of Illinois’ Council for Economic Education and the sponsor of The Stock Market Game. Ms. Jordan recently was named a 2014 Fellow for the International Women’s Forum’s On the Board: Advancing Women's Corporate Leadership program. Ms. Jordan lives in Riverside, Illinois with her four children. Thumbnail
AdamJosephWest Main Partners, LLC
GilKalterPlatinum PartnersMr. Kalter is a principal at Platinum. As part of his duties, Mr. Kalter oversees the Fund’s operations. Mr. Kalter is a specialist in the structuring and formation of complex investment vehicles. Additionally, he works closely with PMs on deal terms to insure that proper controls and procedures are in place. Prior to joining Platinum, Mr. Kalter served as a Senior VP of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund, LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund designed to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns. In that role, Mr. Kalter focused on marketing and investor relations and worked closely with the COO of PPVA on various special operations projects. He also worked with PPVA’s private placement group on various transactions, including deal sourcing, structuring and negotiating various types of financings. Prior to joining PPVA, Mr. Kalter practiced law at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP, in NY and is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. In 2000, he graduated Yeshiva University summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and was the recipient of the Economics Award. He received his J.D. degree from NYU School of Law in 2003.Thumbnail
AndrewKaplanPlatinum PartnersAndrew Kaplan is the Chief Marketing Officer of Platinum Partners. Mr. Kaplan has a wide array of experience in Alternative Investments. Prior to joining Platinum, Mr. Kaplan was the Chief Marketing Officer for a fundamental energy specific hedge fund, Director of Marketing at a systematic quantitative CTA, Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all business and marketing aspects of an event-driven opportunistic hedge fund/boutique investment bank, Head of Investor Relations and Marketer for a $600M multi-strategy fund, and began his asset management career as an analyst seeking out and researching small and micro-cap companies for a value-oriented hedge fund. Mr. Kaplan started his career as an actor and writer, appearing in movies, television and stage, and has written and sold screenplays and dramatic theatre. Mr. Kaplan currently sits on the board of two non-profit organizations where he serves on the Investment Committee, and as a Division Chair.Thumbnail
JeffreyKarpSummit Private Investments, Inc.Jeff began his career with The Boston Company and was also a research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein Company. Jeff joined SPI in 1994 to focus on manager research and developing the firm’s fund-of-fund partnerships. Jeff serves as the co-portfolio manager. He also presides over other key areas including manager research and due diligence and client service, and business development. Jeff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Jeff is a Chartered Financial Analyst.Thumbnail
EricKeiterShadow Tree Capital ManagementEric H. Keiter, Principal and Co-Founder, is the co-head of investing and risk management for Shadow Tree Capital Management. Prior to founding of Shadow Tree, from 2009 to 2013, Eric was an owner/President of New York Livery Leasing, an automobile-based specialty finance company (subprime auto lending) serving livery car drivers in the NY Metro area. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2006, Eric was a principal and co-founder of MKP Capital Management, and was co-head of investing and risk management for MKP Partners and MKP Opportunity, and supervised risk management for MKP Credit. During Eric’s time at MKP Capital, assets grew from $18 million to a peak of $4 billion under management. From 1994 to 1995, Eric was the head mortgage portfolio manager at Fischer Francis Trees & Watts. Previously, Eric spent seven years with Salomon Brothers Inc, where he was a vice president and trader in the mortgage-backed securities department. Prior to trading, he was involved in portfolio analysis and strategy formulation in the fixed income area at Salomon Brothers. For six months in 1990, Eric was employed by Goldman Sachs in J. Aron’s foreign exchange sales group. Eric holds an MA in Chemistry from Columbia University and an honors BS in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.Thumbnail
RichardKemmlingAshland PartnersRichard has been with Ashland Partners for over 10 years, spending time in both Seattle and our Jacksonville, Oregon office. He has executive responsibility for over 100 employees globally. Richard has served client relationships in 5 continents and is an expert in the application of GIPS®, GAAP, SEC, and AICPA standards. He is a trustee on two retirement plans in the State of Oregon and is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences globally. Richard is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Business Administration (Accounting concentration) and received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Richard is a member of the AICPA, Oregon and Washington State CPA societies, CIPM Association, and the CFA Institute. Thumbnail
ThomasKirchnerQuaker FundsTHOMAS F. KIRCHNER, CFA, Portfolio Manager. Mr. Kirchner has been responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund since its 2003 inception. Prior to joining Quaker Funds, Inc., he was the founder of Pennsylvania Avenue Advisers LLC and the portfolio manager of the Pennsylvania Avenue Event-Driven Fund. From 1996-1999, Mr. Kirchner worked as a Bond Trader for Banque Nationale de Paris S.A. In 1999, he was retained by Fannie Mae as a Financial Engineer. Mr. Kirchner is a graduate of Kings College, University of London; Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Thumbnail
MarcKirstGuggenheim Partners
DanKorpmanFCM Investment Consulting
DanKorpmanAR2 Capital Partners, LLC
SeanKrausWhittier Trust
JayKriegerFundamental Capital Management
Brad Lamensdorf Ranger Equity Bear Fund Brad Lamensdorf, a seasoned money manager and market strategist, is the CIO of The Lamensdorf Market Timing Report, a newsletter designed to help investors improve performance via market timing by assessing the environment of the stock market using a variety of technical, fundamental and sentiment-oriented tools from powerful independent research firms. Many investors mechanically enter and depart the market without a true “game plan.” Studies have shown that retail investors, in particular, are very poor market timers, tending to invest at or near market peaks and sell at or near market lows. The newsletter is designed to provide risk parameters for both professional and retail investors around the short-term stock market environment, giving subscribers better insight about when to allocate assets into or out of the equity markets. Lamensdorf, Portfolio Manager and Principal of Ranger Alternative Management LP, a sub-advisor to the Advisor Shares Ranger Equity Bear Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE: HDGE). In this role, Lamensdorf, also has managed investment portfolios for the Hughes family and was principal of Tarpon Partners, managing a long/short fund. Earlier in his career, an equity trader/market strategist for the Bass brothers’ trading arm,Thumbnail
BrettLangbertPioneer Wealth Partners
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JohnLawrenceProForza AdvisorsJohn began his career as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch in 1984, by 1988 he focused much of his business on corporate investments. In 1991, John founded his own firm to concentrate on working with institutional investors. John developed significant experience with complex investments and worked closely with over a dozen Fortune 500 firms to develop and raise equity for over $1 billion of customized investment strategies to help meet their needs. In 2008, John joined The Capitol Bay Group at Morgan Stanley to bring his institutional client experience to the team. In September 2013, John joined ProForza Advisors to bring his corporate client and individual client skillsets to ProfForza's quantitative asset management process. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Maryland in 1982.
ClayLeconeyWainscott Capital Partners Wainscott's VP and Director of Sales & Marketing is Clay LeConey who has 12 years of experience working in a range of business roles including sales, marketing, legal, new business development and healthcare investing. Mr. LeConey's diverse set of sales, operational, and entrepreneurial skills are a valuable asset for Wainscott. Mr. LeConey hold a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.Thumbnail
StevenLiftonLifton Financial Group, LLCMr. Lifton comes from a family that has been involved in real estate and financing for three generations. He has been involved in the ownership, management and financing of real estate throughout the country. Mr. Lifton was a principal of National Property Investors (“NPI”), a real estate owner/operator with $2 billion in assets. NPI was General Partner and held a controlling interest in public partnerships that owned over 42,000 multifamily units, 8,400 hotel rooms and 5 million square feet of commercial space. Mr. Lifton and his family were the founders and controlling shareholders of a New York commercial bank.
JonathanLiggettJL Squared GroupJonathan Liggett is a Managing Member of JL Squared Group, LLC. Mr. Liggett’s primary responsibility is to manage the portfolio of underlying funds and other assets managed by JL Squared Group. He joined the company in 2011. Mr. Liggett was formerly a portfolio manager for the Pharo Management, a macro hedge fund with a focus on emerging markets. In that role, he constructed portfolios and traded currencies, interest rates, sovereign and quasi sovereign credit, equities and commodities in many emerging and developed markets. He traveled extensively to do research and developed relationships with central banks and finance ministers in many of the countries on which he focused. Prior to Pharo, he was an investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. in the Global Industries Group.
DanielLingStraits Ventures Intl
BruceLipnickAsset AllianceBruce H. Lipnick is Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asset Alliance Corporation (“Asset Alliance”). He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asset Alliance Advisors, Inc. He has an extensive background in alternative investments with over 38 years of experience in the investment management and financial services industries, and was a pioneer in utilizing various hedging techniques in portfolio management in the early 1970’s through the 1980’s. Among other affiliate manager-related activities, Mr. Lipnick serves on the Board of Directors of many of Asset Alliance's subsidiary and sponsored funds. Mr. Lipnick is CEO and Founder of Asset Alliance’s crowdfunding initiative, CrowdAlliance. Prior to founding Asset Alliance, Mr. Lipnick served as principal, general partner and senior executive officer for several investment management organizations including Wharton Management Group, Inc., which he founded in 1982 and also served as president. Mr. Lipnick was a member of the Advisory Council of the Milken Institute California Center and of the Advisory Board of the Eco Power Conference in Brazil. He was also a member of United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Speaker’s Cabinet, and in 2002 he received Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Lipnick is a supporter of the New Combinations Fund for the New York City Ballet, a supporter of the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center and a benefactor for the Washington Ballet. He is also a patron of MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a past Dinner Chairman of Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund and a board member of Hedge Funds Care. In 2008, Mr. Lipnick received the Lifetime Humanitarian Award for Giving from Hedge Funds Care. In May 2011, Mr. Lipnick received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) for his career in the corporate finance world, spanning almost four decades. Mr. Lipnick is also a founding member of the Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) CEO Conference. In 2012 Mr. Lipnick was named Executive of the Year in Investment and Financial Planning by Worldwide Who's Who. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lipnick was President and Founder of the Elms Companies and was Vice President of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., a merchant investment bank, in addition to founding and serving as President of Pierpont Management, Inc., a family office. Mr. Lipnick received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Long Island University in 1969. Mr. Lipnick has directly or indirectly owned or operated seats on several major U.S. Securities and Commodities Exchanges. Mr. Lipnick is a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation.Thumbnail
AriLustbaderReal Assets Equity Income Funds (RAEIF)
ChristinLuttrellP/E InvestmentsChristin Luttrell Ms. Luttrell currently coordinates marketing efforts including investor support, compliance, and communications. Ms. Luttrell has completed her Series 3 registration for trading futures and options, and is registered as an Associated Person with the National Futures Association. Prior to joining P/E Investments in December 2005, Ms. Luttrell worked in Marketing and Sales at Blitz Media Inc., ConnectiiMeet, and the American Cancer Society. Ms. Luttrell earned a B.A. in Business Management, magna cum laude, from Regis College in 2007 and an M.A. in Finance from Harvard University Extension School in 2014.
MarkMaciasMaciasPRMark Macias is a former Executive Producer with NBC, Senior Producer with CBS and author of the book, Beat the Press: Your Guide to Managing the Media. Macias takes an insider approach when it comes to getting his clients on the news by identifying the strongest, timely narrative and positioning it into the news cycle. This insider media approach has led to prominent news stories for his clients with all of the major business and news organizations. As a journalist with 15 years of experience, Macias also leverages his media relationships to introduce his clients to influential news decision-makers.Thumbnail
KevinMallonTCA Global Master Credit FundKevin Mallon is Director of Business Development at TCA Global. There he works with institutional investors to help increase the fund’s assets. He has raised capital for several niche and emerging asset managers. He began his career in 2006 at Tullett Prebon, an inter-dealer broker. He holds an BA from Columbia University, an MA from Fordham University, and an MBA from New York University (Stern).
AlexMaloneyVeritionPrior to joining Verition, Mr. Maloney was a director at Perkins Fund Marketing, a placement agent specializing in capital raising for hedge fund managers from institutional and high net-worth investors across the US and Western Europe. Formerly, he was an associate at EACM Advisors, a multi-billion dollar fund of hedge funds owned by Bank of New York Mellon. He began his career supporting the global distribution effort at Lyster Watson & Company, a fund of hedge funds and placement agent. Mr. Maloney holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. He is fluent in French. Thumbnail
Paul MarinoMarino Partners LLPPaul J. Marino is the managing partner of Marino Partners LLP located in White Plains, NY. His practice focuses on the transactional and corporate areas of law and he advises a diverse group of clients on a wide array of matters including structuring of pooled investments, negotiating and drafting commercial and private lending arrangements, creating structured finance products, effecting mergers and acquisitions and private placements, navigating investment management compliance and assisting with corporate governance. Mr. Marino’s clients include sophisticated corporate clients, structured finance products, closely held and emerging growth corporations, managers in the pooled investment space (such as hedge and private equity funds), portfolio companies, and entrepreneurs. Publications and Affiliations Executive Board Member and President of The Alliance of Alternative Asset Professionals ( Contributing editor to “VCexperts”, an internet publication of legal resources and expert commentary on industry practices by leading professionals in the private equity and venture capital arenas. Previous contributing writer to the New York Law Journal’s Internet and Advising Startup Companies newsletters. Board member of the Miracle League of Westchester—a not for profit organization that helps physically and mentally challenged children participate in baseball ( Previous Co-Chairperson for the Commercial and Corporate Group for the Westchester County Bar Association. Executive Board Member and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Editor for the Young Venture Capital Society ( Quoted in “Risk Management Magazine”, an internet magazine publishing analysis, insight and news for corporate risk managers. Education Brooklyn Law School, Phi Delta Phi National Legal Honor Society (J.D. 2000); University of Delaware (B.A. 1995). Admitted New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Bars Practice Areas Commercial Finance, General Corporate Services, Financial Services Compliance, Financial Services, Hedge Fund Formation, Lending, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Private Placements. Awards The Business Council of Westchester Rising Stars Class of 2012 – 40 Under 40 Thumbnail
KatarinaMarkovicRD Legal CapitalKatarina analyzes and implements growth opportunities for the RD companies as well as manages strategic relationships with investors.Thumbnail
JosephMarrenKStone Partners LLCMr. Marren formed KStone in 2008 with Mark Kenyon and Joe Drohan. Mark and Joe Marren started in the training program at Price Waterhouse & Co. thirty-eight years ago and they have been friends ever since. Mark has been the founder and lead executive at two highly successful fund-of-hedge-fund enterprises including Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and UBP Asset Management (UBPAM). At UBPAM he built the firm from startup to $15 billion in AUM. He sold his minority stake back to UBP in 2007. Joe Drohan worked extensively with Mark at UBPAM. Joe spent the twenty-three years prior to starting KStone in investment banking primarily as head of the business development function in the M&A departments at several leading firms including Citigroup, Credit-Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He is the author of two books on mergers and acquisitions and has written a number of articles related to investing in hedge funds. He taught a course in M&A for several years as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business and, in recent years, has been a guest lecturer at Fordham Law, Columbia Law and Columbia Business School. Mr. Marren received a BBA from the College of William & Mary, a JD from Fordham Law and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Marren has a very unusual hobby. He spends considerable time writing and speaking on the issue of whether federal financial reporting complies with the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. On January 4, 2014 Barrons published an editorial that he wrote “No Accounting for Government Cost.” In 2013 he testified in Washington D.C. regarding the government’s lack of compliance. In 2012, Mr. Marren and his wife, along with KStone Partners sponsored a first-of-its-kind conference at Fordham Law School “Representation without Accountability” devoted to this topic.
ChrisMartinCU Foundation
AlexMascioliNorth Street Global
GrishaMaziyaStrategos Capital ManagementVice President
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KeithMcGowanBDO USA LLPKeith has more than 14 years of audit experience, and 10 years of diversified business experience serving as CFO for various private equity-sponsored portfolio companies. He is BDO's Financial Services National Practice Leader which focuses on Asset Management entities ranging from private funds to regulated entities and advisors. Keith has been intimately involved in clients equity and debt offerings. Further, as a former CFO, Keith was responsible for all financial and tax reporting, including filings with SEC and has managed the acquisition process related to several large and small acquisitions. He has presented to company boards, investors and debt-holders.
MichaelMedianoMediano Capital Management LLC.
Jay MeehanMeehan Ltd.
MilesMeehanMeehan Ltd.
JohnMericTrigo Ventures
CharlesMillerCourant Capital ManagementMr. Miller provides placement agent services at Tigress Financial Partners for well-regarded investment managers, like Courant Capital Management, seeking to establish new relationships within the institutional investor community and their consultants. He has 35 years of experience in the investment business, including senior executive responsibility with Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and William Blair & Company. Mr. Miller began his career in international finance with Getty Oil Company. Over the last 27 years Mr. Miller has developed a comprehensive understanding and advised institutional clients across a variety of asset classes, including global and domestic tactical asset allocation, leveraged buyouts, currency management, venture capital, hedge funds, and private equity transactions. Additionally he has an extensive background in traditional asset classes, including international and domestic equities, derivatives as well as taxable high yield and investment grade fixed income. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from The University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) from Loyola University.
KeithMillerEisnerAmper LLPKeith Miller is an audit partner in the firm’s Asset Management Group. Keith’s practice and areas of expertise are concentrated in registered investment advisor entities (RIAs) and the alternative investment funds they operate, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds and international funds based in all major offshore jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands. Keith also has extensive experience regarding fund regulation at both the SEC and state level, including emerging or start‐up managers, and has assisted clients in organizing and setting up new fund vehicles and structures. Keith leads the firm’s west coast outsourced CFO services practice, providing financial stewardship and assistance to investment advisors and the comingled funds they manage.Thumbnail
MoniqueMillerWilshire AssociatesMonique Miller is Head of Alternatives Strategy and Business Development at Wilshire Funds Management, the investment management division of Wilshire Associates. Previously she held senior positions in the hedge fund industry including Head of the Strategic Quantitative Investment Division at Caxton Associates, a $11 billion fund located in New York and Chief Operating Officer at WR Platform Advisors, a managed account platform and risk analytics provider for institutional hedge fund investors. Ms. Miller was also a Partner and Director at Dynasty Financial Partners, a firm that develops sources and integrates investment solutions and wealth management capabilities for independent investment advisors. Ms. Miller published several articles and white papers on financial topics including a chapter in Financial Engineering: The Evolution of a Profession. Ms. Miller holds an M.B.A. from New York University in Finance and Economics and a BS in Finance from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Quantitative Finance and co-chair of its Operational Risk Committee.
RachelMinardMinard CapitalRachel Minard is the Founder and CEO of Minard Capital LLC, a privately-owned, global institutional marketing firm headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Portland. The firm offers outsourced institutional marketing and asset raising consulting services to hedge funds and fund of hedge funds around the world. The firm is not a broker/dealer nor a third-party marketer. The firm is paid by project, not on assets raised. Before building Minard Capital, Rachel built and managed global institutional investment businesses for twenty years, including ten years building fund of hedge fund firms, notably Cadogan Management and Corbin Capital Partners. Having raised over $10 billion in her career, Rachel started her marketing career in 1991 after her company was hired to build the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Rachel holds a B.A. in journalism with honors from Northeastern University with notable distinction as a Wesley W. Marple Distinguished Lecturer by the university. Rachel serves on several-high profile advisory boards, has been featured on CNBC, TEDx and NPR, has won numerous industry awards for institutional marketing and serves on the Investment Committee of the Westover School Endowment. Rachel's first book will be published in 2015.Thumbnail
PrufeshModheraStradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLPMr. Modhera represents fund sponsors of all sizes from large institutional money managers to small, entrepreneurial investment advisers. His substantial experience includes providing the full range of legal services to fund sponsors such as investment advisers, general partners, managing members, banks and brokerage firms in the formation and operation of private investment funds both in the United States and offshore. In particular, Mr. Modhera’s experience includes fund structuring advice, preparation of all required offering and organizational documents and regulatory and compliance advice. Mr. Modhera also represents institutional investors, including university endowments, large family offices and other financial institutions, seeking to make investments into various types of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds, real estate funds and similar vehicles. In addition, Mr. Modhera counsels registered investment companies, investment advisers and independent directors on federal securities law.Thumbnail
BrianMossOptima Fund Management
DeniseMullinCourant Capital
MelMullinCourant Capital ManagementDr. Mel Mullin has among his credentials 20 plus years experience in market-making, trading and trading management across a wide range of financial products. He has managed trading in equities, equity risk arbitrage, fixed-income, all fixed income derivatives, currency derivatives and various commodities including energy, precious and nonferrous metals. His roles have included Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income and Commodity Derivative Trading; Head of Government Bond Trading at Kidder Peabody; Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at Irving Trust/Bank of New York; Executive Committee Member and Head of Derivative Trading and Research at Standard Chartered Bank/Mocatta Metals and Senior VP Equity Risk Arbitrage and Risk Management at AG Becker. Dr. Mullin has been responsible for several financial product innovations. He created the first option volatility index used by CBOE participants, and initiated risk-based equity option margining for floor broker clearing accounts. He also created and pioneered compoundoptions for the OTC option market in mortgage-backed securities.
RobertMullinReal Assets Equity Income Funds
RidaaMuradChristina DevelopmentMr. Murad serves as a Managing Director at Christina Development. He is responsible for the firm’s strategy, structuring and financing relationships. Mr. Murad most recently held Vice President positions at both Barclays Capital and HSBC Bank where he was in charge of the firms Indian Equity Investments. He was a co-founder of Veda Asset Management, LLC, an alternative asset management and advisory firm and the Managing Partner of the Veda Multi Strategy India Fund, LP an emerging markets dedicated investment fund. Mr. Murad was an Associate Director and Product Manager at Bear Stearns in the Structured Equity Products division prior to starting Veda Asset Management. Mr. Murad is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and a member of the Harrow Association. Mr. Murad has been involved with various charitable organizations including StreetSquash, CitySquash, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club and Young Wall Street. Mr. Murad earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics as a Charles June Patrick Scholar from Bard College in New York.
HeatherNagleApex Fund Services
LarryNakamuraNational Regulatory Services (NRS)
BrianNashTwin Advisors LLCMr. Nash leads special projects and presentation/report production at Twin and assists with manager, industry & strategy research. Brian also works on business development initiatives. Previously, Mr. Nash was Senior Vice President at HSBC Bank (USA) NA where he developed the Global Structured Fund Products Group. Mr. Nash joined HSBC in 2007. Mr. Nash was Vice President at BNP Paribas, where he was a senior member of the BNP Paribas' Fund Derivatives Group. Mr. Nash originated new transactions and managed client relationships with all types of hedge fund investors. Mr. Nash also worked closely with the credit, trading, and risk departments to analyze portfolios and evaluate risk embedded in complex, multi-manager collateral based transactions. Mr. Nash joined BNP Paribas in 2003. Previously, Mr. Nash was a Senior Analyst at Zurich Capital Markets, Inc. ("ZCM") Managed Assets/Structured Products Group. Mr. Nash was the first analyst hired into this group in 2001 and he helped develop a suite of innovative products and strategic asset management vehicles. Mr. Nash graduated from Rice University with a B.A. and double major in Economics and Managerial Studies in 2001.
PeterNashTwin Advisors
JohnNavinNext Door Partners LPJohn Navin is Managing Partner at Next Door Partners, LP, a hedge fund. His market work is profiled in The Warren Buffetts Next Door: The World's Greatest Investors You've Never Heard Of by Forbes Editor Matt Schifrin. He's a graduate of the University of North Carolina.Thumbnail
Robert NielsenUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
MikaelNilssonSEBMikael Nilsson has been a hedge fund analyst/investor and risk manager for hedge fund portfolios since 2008. Prior to joining this group, he was Global Head of Market Risk Control within SEB Merchant Banking. Mikael has been with the bank since 1994 and has held numerous positions, including Head of Merchant Banking Financial Control and Deputy Head of SEB Financial Control. Mikael holds a Bachelor in Business Administration, University of Uppsala. Thumbnail
JohnO'DowdDeutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
MateiOdobescuEisnerAmper LLP
DaveOlsonWorch Capital LLCPrior to joining Worch Capital, Dave spent the first 8 years of his career at Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management. There, he spent his first few years serving as portfolio/market analyst before ultimately serving as the firm’s chief investment strategist and a client advisor. He holds a Series 66 license and is a registered investment advisor. Dave also received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation through the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA). At Worch Capital, Dave manages the day-to-day client relations and marketing objectives for the firm. He also serves in a portfolio management role assisting Ryan with market analysis and research. Dave brings a deep understanding of the RIA/Wealth Management landscape as well as the asset allocation and portfolio optimization process. Graduated from James Madison University in 2003 with a degree in Finance
AaronOsborneNational Regulatory Services
MikePacittoLitman Gregory Asset ManagementMike joined Litman Gregory in 2013 and serves as the National Director of Institutional Relationships for the Litman Gregory Masters Funds. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was with T. Rowe Price for 15 years in several roles, including National Account Manager for institutional and intermediary clients and Executive for defined contribution/defined benefit platforms. Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA – English and Communication) and earned his MBA at the University of Colorado (Finance).
EricPagelWells Fargo
SunilPaiProForza AdvisorsSunil K. Pai, CFA, CPA is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of progressively senior roles in investment management, corporate development, financial analysis and auditing at major financial institutions in both banking and consumer finance. He currently serves as President for a quantitatively-driven hedge fund and leads all major business activities related to the operations, execution, and marketing of the Active Risk-Based investing (ARBi)® product line. ProForza Advisors has non-exclusive license to ForzaTek Corporation's Active Risk-Based investing (ARBi)® product line and only offers a product set based on this mathematical concept. . Mr. Pai is a past Director of Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions for Capital One Financial Corporation. As an Assistant Vice President, Bank One Capital Corporation, he co-managed front, middle and back office management and monitoring of a $2 Billion portfolio consisting of investments in hedge funds, interest rate futures trading, collateralized bond obligations, commercial mortgage-backed securities, high yield corporate debt, and asset backed securities. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Thumbnail
GeorgePanagopoulosZoi CapitalMr. Panagopoulos is in charge of business development and investor relations at Zoi Capital. He was an equity research associate at BMO Capital Markets covering the Toy and Leisure space until he joined Zoi Capital in 2013. Prior to this George worked at Morgan Stanley as a MBS analyst performing analytics on residential mortgages. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fordham University in 2006, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Panagopoulos earned his MBA in Finance from Fordham University in 2011. George is Series 3 (Commodity Futures Examination) examination qualified.
VictorParkAlternative AssetsPrincipal and Founder of Alternative Assets, a 20 person hedge fund capital raising firm with 3 offices, In addition to being a Founding Partner of, Mr. Park also hosts the Third Thursday Hedge Fund industry socials globally. Mr. Park also organizes the uniquely collaboratively structured Additionally, Mr. Park serves on the Advisory Board of The Alliance of Alternative Asset Professionals ( as well as serves as a featured speaker at numerous industry events.Thumbnail
JeffreyParkerEisnerAmper LLPJeffrey S. Parker is a Tax Partner with more than 20 years of experience. He specializes in tax services for investment partnerships, funds of funds, and broker-dealers, including structuring and compliance. Jeff has significant expertise in assisting fund managers and CFOs in navigating the complex tax rules facing hedge and private equity funds. His skills have led him to become expert in advising high net-worth individuals on their personal income tax returns, estate and gift taxes, trusts, and foundations. He is a frequent speaker on tax issues related to funds and fund formation. Prior to joining EisnerAmper, Jeff was a Tax Partner with a national accounting firm. He earned his B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Business Logistics from Penn State, and earned an M.S. in Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.B.A. in Professional Accounting from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. Jeff is a Chairman Emeritus of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Taxation of Financial Instruments and Transactions Committee. In addition, he is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), American Bar Association (ABA) and New Jersey Bar Association. Thumbnail
AndrewParrilloNewport Capital Advisers, Inc.Andrew Parrillo founded Newport Capital Advisers, Inc. in 1995 as a registered investment adviser to provide discretionary, chief investment officer and consultative investment services to endowment funds and family offices. The firm’s primary activity is research of all asset categories and investment managers that it can apply to implement tailored investment strategies for its clients. Hedge funds have been a significant allocation in client portfolios since 1995. Although the firm has engaged strategies from firms of all sizes, it has been especially interested in engaging firms in their early stages and those particularly mindful of the risks of asset and personnel growth. Mr. Parrillo regularly speaks about investment manager selection at various national investment conferences. Early in his investment career he managed the Trust Investment Division’s Retirement Investment Department and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee at Fleet National Bank. Before founding Newport Capital Advisers he was a Senior Vice President of Wellesley Group, Inc. where he advised endowment funds and family offices on asset allocation and investment manager selection. He is a graduate of Boston University and served as a U.S. Air Force Captain and Senior Navigator. adp@newportcapadv.comThumbnail
ChrisPhilibbosianS.A.A.K. Management LLC
Don PrevitiDVP Partners, LLCDedicated and driven professional who thrives in a challenging and dynamic work environment. Don has over 25 years experience in the financial industry with a specialty in technology and software integration for Hedge Funds, Banks and Alternative Asset firms. Don maintains strong and current relationships with all Prime Brokers, C- Level Executives and Partners in the Alternative Asset Space. He is a frequent speaker on preferred industry panels. Don is Founding Partner of DVP Partners, LLC. A Specialty Business Advisory firm focused on Mitigating Operational Risk for Firms and Investors in the Alternative Asset Space. DVP has worked with over 250 funds of every AUM and Asset Class helping them align their technology and operations with the business strategy and investor profile of the firm to provide a secure, scalable and sustainable operating infrastructure that will help attract and retain investor capital.
AsaburRajaCruz Capital Partners L.P.Asabur has 18 years of extensive experience in the financial field, of which 13 years have been dedicated to the financial markets with sound fundamental and technical knowledge in cash equities, as well as broad skills in many financial securities. He has a very good understanding of the investment industry and market regulations, in addition to local tax issues, backed with risk management experience.   Prior to joining Cruz Capital Partners L.P, Asabur was in Institutional Equity Sales for 5 Years at Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari S.P.A. (ICBPI) in Milan, a large Italian Banking institution. Prior to joining ICBPI, Asabur covered the role of Institutional Equity Sales Trader for 2 years at Kepler Capital Markets (Gruppo Banca Leonardo, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa) in Milan, a leading independent European financial services company. His earlier career path between 2001 and 2005 led him to EptaSim S.P.A in Milan as an Institutional Equity Sales Trader, and at a later stage, Equity Prop Trader, running his own profitable book. Between 1996 and 2000, Asabur was employed at Euros Consulting S.P.A. in Milan as a Risk Consultant, providing risk management solutions to Italian banks. Asabur is responsible for the European exposure within the Funds as well as developing additional value-added strategies for the firm. He studied Mathematics and Management at King’s College, London.Thumbnail
EvanRapoportHedgeCoVest LLC
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ErikRenanderSub-Sahara CapitalErik Renander is a Portfolio Manager for Sub-Sahara Capital Group LP. He is responsible for the firm’s investment management and research process and collaborates closely with Rich Walter in constructing the portfolio for the firm’s SSCG Africa Opportunities Master Fund. Prior to joining SSCG, Mr. Renander was Senior Vice President of European Equity Sales at HSBC (2010-2013) in San Francisco, California. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Renander was a global Portfolio Manager at Bellman Walter Capital in San Francisco. Prior to joining Bellman Walter Capital, Mr. Renander worked from 2006 to 2008 as the senior global financials analyst at Passport Capital. While at Passport Capital, he focused on emerging market exchanges and banks. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Renander worked as an analyst at Avera Global Partners in San Francisco, California, at Sthenos Capital and Marble Bar Asset Management in London, England. Mr. Renander began his career in 1998 as a financial services analyst at Mongtomery Asset Management, a long only mutual fund company based in San Francisco, California. Mr. Renander graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a CFA charterholder.Thumbnail
DennisRheeTreesdale Partners LLC
Albert RichardsAlambic Investment ManagementAlbert Richards is a 20-year veteran of the financial services industry. He is Alambic’s primary strategy architect; bringing his insight in equity research to the development of innovative stock selection models and his management expertise to the leadership of the firm. Prior to becoming a founding partner of Alambic, Bert was Managing Director and Head of European Equity Research (1994-2000) for Citigroup/Salomon Brothers, European Internet and Global Technology strategist (2000-2003) and Small and Mid-Cap strategist (2003-2006). From 1986 to 1994 Mr. Richards worked in equity research for Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and London. Mr. Richards received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1981, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1983, a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1986, and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management (MIT), also in 1986.Thumbnail
FaribaRonnasiElite Wealth Management IncFariba Ronnasi is the president and founder of Elite Wealth Management, Inc. as well as Lattice Capital Management LLC. Prior to establishing Elite Wealth Management in October of 2004, Fariba worked as Managing Director for the Private Wealth Division of Columbia Management Company and was responsible for expanding the Private Portfolios Group. Previously, Fariba was a Business Development Manager for Citicorp in Private Banking Division. Prior to joining Citicorp, she worked as the Senior Private Banking Manager at Keycorp and established the Technology group for the Private Bank. She has 21 years of experience in the fields of finance and investment management. Fariba received both her Bachelor’s and her Master’s degree from Seattle University in the field of Finance with a minor in Economics.
RichardRoscelliCathay Consultants LtdRichard has been a member of the financial industry since 1992. His unique investment guidance outlook stemmed from his experience managing international futures trading desks in New York for firms such as Citigroup and Refco, as well as CTA which managed over $100 million. Richard has extensive experience managing trade execution in futures markets from New Zealand to Chicago. He has also provided market analysis commentaries for major financial institutions and commodity trading advisors. It was here that he identified the need for financial professionals with the ability to incorporate traditional and alternative investments strategies which focused on financial instrument transparency and liquidity. After relocating to Nevada and earning an MBA in Global Business, Richard became a co-branch manager and licensed futures broker with several Las Vegas futures brokerage firms before having the opportunity to align his experience with the Attain Capital Management team. Richard is also a licensed Investment Advisor with Cathay Consultants, a registered investment advisor based in Henderson, Nevada. Thumbnail
KennyRosenbachKing Muir Fund Advisors LLCKenneth Rosenbach is the founder and a managing member of KGR Capital Management, LLC and King Muir Fund Advisors, LLC. Mr. Rosenbach began his financial services career in public accounting at Bansley & Kiener, LLP (“B&K”), a full service public accounting and business advisory firm, in 1978. Following his departure from B&K, Mr. Rosenbach joined Prudential Securities (“Prudential”) as a financial advisor, where he served in the same capacity from 1984 through 1997. At Prudential, Mr. Rosenbach specialized in asset allocation via closed-end funds. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Rosenbach was a stock benefit consultant and served as Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services. Mr. Rosenbach graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of Science in accounting and economics in 1978. He is Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law) examination qualified and is a registered investment advisor representative of King Muir Fund Advisors, LLC.
GaryRossmannUS Bank
PeterRupArtemis Wealth Advisors, LLCPeter M. Rup has over 24 years of experience managing investments for the family offices of ultra high net worth individuals and their foundations. He is the former Co-Director of Family Office of world-renowned economist Dr. Henry Kaufman and maintains a contractual relationship as Principal Advisor to the Kaufman Family with regard to all investment matters. He has ten years' experience as a CPA at the auditing firm Eisner L.L.P., where he was appointed the youngest Partner in firm's history. Peter received MBA with Honors in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BS in Accounting from St. John's University.
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RobertRussellAvenue Capital GroupMr. Russell is responsible for directing the investment activities of the Avenue Capital Group Multi-Manager Strategy. Prior to joining Avenue Capital Group in 2007, Mr. Russell was a Portfolio Manager in the external management group and member of the portfolio committee at Harvard Management Company, the investment manager that oversees the endowment and other assets for Harvard University. At Harvard Management Company, Mr. Russell was the Liquid Markets Portfolio Manager for the External Management Group where he was responsible for identifying and overseeing Harvard's external hedge fund and global equity investments, a portfolio with over $10 billion in assets. Mr. Russell also served as a Portfolio Manager for Harvard Master Trust, an ERISA pension plan with over $900 million of assets. Prior to that, Mr. Russell was a Principal and Portfolio Manager in the Fundamental International Equity Research Group at State Street Global. Prior to State Street Global, Mr. Russell was an officer at Eaton Vance Management. Thumbnail
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AngieSabelAbbot DowningAngie Sabel is a managing director in Abbot Downing's New York office. She is responsible for providing clients with comprehensive relationship management and partnering with Abbot Downing's specialists for asset management and planning. Angie has over 19 years of experience in advising entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate executives on their families' private wealth management. Prior, Angie was a managing director at Avenue Capital Group in New York and formed and led the Principals' Private Group for over 13 years where she was responsible for the Principals' investments in Avenue and their family offices. Prior to Avenue, Angie was a tax manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Private Companies Services/Personal Services Group in New York. Angie is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and is a Certified Public Accountant.Thumbnail
TrevorSalibaNMS Capital
JaswinderSamraJ S SAMRA MD PC
RalphSantoroUMB Fund ServicesRalph Santoro Senior Vice President Business Development Ralph has been with UMB since 1988. He is currently a senior vice president and member of the business development team within UMB Fund Services. Prior to his current position, Ralph was senior vice president managing the institutional custody and fund accounting divisions at UMB Bank, and was responsible for client services and administration. He has performed and held multiple roles and responsibilities in institutional custody and trust operations over his tenure at UMB. Before joining UMB, Ralph served active-duty U.S. Army, European Command. Ralph is a graduate of the University of Missouri–Kansas City, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees, both with an emphasis in finance. Ralph is a great listener and genuinely enjoys helping prospective clients find the right Fund Services solution for them – one that will best drive product, profit and the desired results for their firm.
VincentSarulloTower Fund Services
VictoriaSaucierDeutsche StandardMs. Saucier has 15 years of real estate experience involving many facets of the business including financial reporting, tax, joint venture structuring, asset management, and investment evaluation. She joined Deutsche Standard in 2013 to head Global operations. She is responsible for designing, constructing, and managing investment strategies for discretionary real estate portfolios and in-house funds-of-funds. Her duties are focused on strategic planning, investment evaluation and selection, and portfolio monitoring of private equity real estate funds throughout the Americas and Europe.Thumbnail
DennisSchallMarcum LLPDennis J. Schall is a Partner in the Firm's National Alternative Investment Industry group. He provides leadership to the Group’s New York City operations and assists with practice development, client service, strategic planning and the setting of policies and procedures. Mr. Schall specializes in auditing and consulting hedge fund and investment advisors with complex investments and financial reporting matters. He advises clients beginning with the start-up phase and continuing through the life of a fund. Mr. Schall specializes in hard-to-value investments, including complex debt & equity instruments. Mr. Schall's experience also extends to other non-traditional investments such as, private investments in public equities, asset based lending, and life settlement investments. Mr. Schall has more than 20 years of public accounting experience. He speaks on industry topics and has been quoted and published in various trade publications.
MarcSchneiderTwelve Lions CapitalMarc Schneider has been an investment professional at Avenue Capital Group since 2003, working for both the U.S. and European distressed debt teams and has been responsible for the European strategy’s investments in basic materials companies since the inception of the strategy. Prior to joining Avenue, Mr. Schneider was a Director in the Investment Banking Department at Salomon Smith Barney and, prior to its acquisition by SSB, Schroders. Previously, Mr. Schneider was with the Investment Bank Rodman & Renshaw and practiced corporate law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Strook & Strook & Lavan. Mr. Schneider received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University (1985) and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami (1990).
JohnSchrierCACEISJohn Schrier has over twenty-five years of legal, tax and operational experience in the alternatives investment industry. His career includes building an asset management practice for a major New York law firm, serving as lead tax principal for Big Four accounting firms and Chief Counsel for Japan’s thirdlargest asset management firm and, presently, working with a leading provider of hedge fund back office services. Mr. Schrier was one of only three non-governmental speakers invited to address 400 SEC, CBOE and NASAA examiners in October, 2009 on the topic of hedge fund fraud detection, and is regularly cited as an authority by IA Week/IA Watch on compliance and operational matters. Having been admitted to the bar in the states of New York, California (inactive), District of Columbia (inactive), Maryland (inactive) and Texas (inactive), Mr. Schrier is a regular speaker at IA Week’s Annual Compliance Summit.
AntonSchutzMendon CapitalAnton is the founder and Portfolio Manager of the long/short financial-sector fund. He founded the fund in 1996 with a long/short and event driven investment strategy focused exclusively on investing in the financial services sector and is responsible for the definition and implementation of portfolio strategy for the fund. Anton has been in the investment and risk management business since 1986, focusing on investment and portfolio management. He served as a senior vice president at RBC Dain Rauscher in institutional sales trading in the financial institutions group. He also worked at Chase Manhattan Bank for 10 years where his responsibilities consisted of structuring investment products, which included hedge funds, and the development and application of financial risk strategies. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Anton also obtained an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. Anton is often interviewed regarding his expertise in the financial services sector. He appears regularly as a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, and he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The New York Times, Financial Times, Business Week, Investors’ Business Daily, and Smart Money.Thumbnail
ToddSchwendimanAlternative AssetsMr. Schwendiman is Managing Director of Alternative Asset Investment Management Securities, LLC (Alternative Assets) and is a Principal and Registered Representative of the firm. Since 2009 he has also been the Conference Director for the annual He has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the alternative assets business including managing both hedge funds and fund of funds. Prior to Alternative Assets he spent 7 years as Senior Advisor/Consultant to a private alternative asset marketing group. For 12 years from 1990 to 2002 he served as Chief Executive Officer of a mid-west family office and asset management business he founded with his father in 1990. As part of his duties he ran the emerging markets portfolio and directly invested in over 32 countries from 1995 - 2002. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) and is FINRA Series 7, 79, 63 and 24 registered. He is active in Rotary and has previously served as Chairman of the Board of his local Junior Achievement organization. He also serves on the Executive Committee of (The Alliance of Alternative Asset Professionals). He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance and Economics and has also studied at Oxford University.Thumbnail
StephenScottVan Eck Global
Michael SeidAxxcess Wealth Management
StephenSelverBramshill InvestmentsMr. Selver is a Managing Member of Bramshill Investments. Mr. Selver joined Bramshill in June, 2014. Mr. Selver was previously a Managing Director at BankAmerica Merrill Lynch, Inc. in High Yield Sales where he covered many large institutional asset managers. Before joining BankAmerica, Mr. Selver spent 14 years at JPMorgan as a Director, selling various credit products to funds including loans, bonds, credit derivatives and CDO’s. Prior to JPMorgan, Mr. Selver was an attorney at Squire, Sanders and Dempsey where he specialized in corporate finance and public finance. Mr. Selver is a graduate of Albany Law School and Holy Cross College.Thumbnail
JaneShahmaneshAdherence Compliance Group, LLCJane Shahmanesh is a Managing Director with Adherence Consulting Group, which acts as regulatory compliance counsel to asset managers and broker-dealers. Prior to joining Adherence, Jane worked as an in-house legal and compliance lawyer for a Who's Who of financial institutions. Her in-house experience includes Lehman Brothers (where she counseled the bankrupt entity's derivative unwind), Goldman Sachs & Co. (where she ran a division of their Compliance Department), Credit Suisse (where she was the interim legal manager for CSAM and its hedge fund businesses), Citibank (where she was the General Counsel to the Private Bank), and Deutsche Asset Management (legacy Bankers Trust)(where she supervised the legal and compliance department). She was also a Partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms. Jane is a frequent expert panelist at legal and compliance conferences. She has a BA from Barnard College and a JD from American UniversityThumbnail
CraigSheftellFallbrook Capital
JonathanShepardPryor Cashman LLPJonathan T. Shepard is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Investment Management Group. Jonathan litigates on behalf of some of the leading global hedge funds and private equity firms (with assets under management of more than $35 billion) as well as entrepreneurial start-up funds. He regularly represents such clients in connection with litigation and bankruptcy proceedings and advises them on the formation and operation of all types of alternative investment vehicles, including hedge funds, funds-of-funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and private real estate funds.
RayShrederThe WealthCare
Simmon Siaraf
JasonSibleyMcGladreyJason is the partner-in-charge of the Denver assurance practice and Central Region Financial Services Industry Leader at McGladrey. He provides accounting, assurance and consulting services to publicly and privately held companies, with a focus on financial service entities. These entities include registered investment companies, real estate investment funds, hedge funds, future commodity merchants and broker dealers. Jason is a firm-designated specialist for investment companies.Thumbnail
MichaelSilviaMarcum LLP
AlexanderSimeonovLSMA Capital,LLCThumbnail
StevenSimmonsSideris Capital PartnersPartner and Head of Manager Selection for Sideris Capital PartnersThumbnail
HarlanSimonLily Pond Capital Management
AndrewSmithMeehan Limited
GarySmithTMF Custom House Global Fund Services
WilliamSmithMeehan Limited
AlexSmith-RylandHedgeCoVest LLCMr. Smith-Ryland has over 13 years of experience in alternative asset management, including working with hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, as well as advisory services to alternative asset investors. Mr. Smith-Ryland has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing, from Georgetown University. In addition to his role at HedgeCoVest LLC, he is currently a registered representative of HedgeCo Securities and holds the Series 3, 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses. Finally, he is also the Managing Partner of CS Wilton Group, a multi-family office focused on alternative investments.Thumbnail
DavidSnavelyCetera Advisors
AlanSnyderShinnecock PartnersAlan C. Snyder is the Managing General Partner of Shinnecock Partners, his family office, and its investment funds, General Partner of Shinnecock Group and Chairman and Board Member of the Western Los Angeles Boy Scout Council. Alan was the Founder and non-Executive Board Chairman of Snap Insurance LLC; the Founder, CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Answer Financial Inc. and the Insurance Answer Center; CEO of Aurora National Life Insurance; Executive-in-Charge of Executive Life Insurance Company on behalf of the California Department of Insurance; President and COO of First Executive Corporation; and Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors at Dean Witter Financial Services Group (a predecessor firm to Morgan Stanley). Mr. Snyder is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Thumbnail
BrettSouzaBryan Cave LLP
JeffreySpottsProphecy Asset Management, LPProphecy specializes in multi-manager trading platforms. Our investors include pension, corporate, fund of fund, foundation and family office clients. Investors are granted transparency for risk control and manager selection. Prophecy allocates to emerging and established trading groups through separately-managed accounts. Structured arrangements are done on a case-by-case basis. Jeffrey Spotts, Principal, is the co-author of "Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today's Top Traders" Wiley 2006, is the Portfolio Manager for all funds. His team at Prophecy Asset Management, with a strong fundamental and trading background, has generated uncorrelated, absolute returns for their clients since 2001. The Principals are active investors alongside the client base. Specialties: Market analysis and trading - Demark indicators - Lecturer for financial institutions and universities on the topic of market analysis - frequent guest of Bloomberg and Fox Television covering global stock, commodity and interest rate markets.
MartinSrebaAdventSenior Director - Global Corporate Development & Solutions Sales Advent Software, Inc. Martin Sreba is a Senior Director in the Solutions Management Organization. In this role his focus is on Advents’ Global Expansion Strategy as well as regulatory initiates pertaining to Advents products and services. He specializes in aligning the Advent product suite with strategic business and technology goals for clients in the investment management industry. His background includes a deep understanding of the alternative market space with extensive experience designing enterprise solutions aimed at meeting clients’ strategic business objectives. Mr. Sreba has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, holding roles in management, services consulting and solution selling. Prior to joining Advent, Mr. Sreba held positions at Bank of Montreal in the Global Derivatives Group developing middle-office processes to streamline operational workflows, as well as managed investment specialists in the retail banking division. Mr. Sreba is currently responsible for Advents global regulatory initiatives along with driving new business from prospective and existing clients.Mr. Sreba earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and his MSc. in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Center at University of Reading, UK. Thumbnail
FrankStanleyGlobal Wealth Analytics, Inc.
ChrisStantonSunrise Capital Partners LLC
KurtStevensSystematic Absolute Return AGKurt Stevens, Research Consultant for Systematic Absolute Return AG in Zurich, Switzerland, conducts sub-manager due diligence for the SAR Absolute Return multi-manager strategy. Kurt, focused on actively-traded, systematic strategies, previously worked in the San Francisco Bay Area at BARRA, Inc., Mercer Consulting and Bear Stearns Asset Management.Thumbnail
DanielStrachmanHEDGEAnswers LLCDaniel Strachman is a financial services expert with more than seventeen years of Wall Street experience. He is recognized as an expert in all aspects of the investment management industry including fund structuring, product development and marketing. Throughout his extensive career, Daniel has worked in hedge fund and mutual fund product development and marketing as well as institutional brokerage and investment management. He is the author of nine books on investment management and is the Co-Founder of both HEDGEAnswers and Operations for Alternatives.
JonathanSwansonMorgan Stanley Private Wealth ManagementJonathan is a Private Wealth Advisor for the Swanson Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Jon contributes as a portfolio construction strategist on both the traditional and alternative investment fronts and also holds business development responsibilities. Jon is a voting member of the Swanson Group’s research committee and is responsible for oversight of the team’s alternative investment asset allocation and manager research. He specializes in manager selection across the hedge fund, private equity and private real estate universes. He drives the team's investment decision-making as it relates to special situations and more opportunistic, thematic investing. Jonathan entered the investments field in New York, NY as an analyst in the Global Equities Division of Bear Stearns. Prior to joining the Swanson Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in August of 2011 – Jon was an operational due diligence analyst on the manager research team at Titan Advisors, a $4 billion fund of funds located in Rye Brook, NY. Jonathan holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation as well as the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation. He has been published in Worth Magazine several times. Jonathan earned a B.S. degree in Business and Economics after graduating with honors from Lehigh University. Thumbnail
JeffSwopeRealCap StrategiesThumbnail
JoeTagliaferroNMS Capital Group, LLC
PeterTannenbaumRamax Search, Inc.Peter Tannenbaum is the founder and principal of Ramax Search, Inc., a unique recruiting firm specializing in the placement of high caliber accounting, financial, operational and quantitative professionals. After spending a short time as an auditor in public accounting, Peter has dedicated the past twenty six years to executive search, first at two smaller, boutique search firms and since 1991 at Ramax Search, Inc. His involvement in the financial industry remains strong by being an active participant and featured speaker at many seminars, training classes, conferences and social functions sponsored by the AICPA, NYSCPA, NABA, ACCA, Securities Industry Association, HFBOA and the New York Institute of Finance. Peter is a long-standing member of APCNY (Association of Personal Consultants of New York), and has served on the Legislative, Arbitration and Ethics committees among others. He is also a proud contributor and lead author to many trade publications and training manuals in the recruitment industry. In addition, he has served as a placement consultant to the Master of Real Estate program at New York University, and currently serves as out-placement counselor to many New York area firms, and placement adviser to New York area undergraduate and graduate schools. Thumbnail
RobertTerpilowskiZoi CapitalMr. Terpilowski is a Co-Founder and Managing Member of Zoi Capital since inception in 2007. He is the Chief Investment Officer in charge of trading operations and research. His responsibilities include developing the company IT infrastructure, running the trading desk for daily executions and monitoring positions. Robert is also responsible for ongoing research and development of trading strategies. He has been a software developer for multiple industries since 1998 and has developed software for algorithmic trading, system back testing and API automation since 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, attaining both a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. Mr. Terpilowski is a CFTC-listed Principal and Associated Person for Zoi Capital and NFA registered and is Series 3 (Commodity Futures Examination) and Series 30 (Futures Branch) examination qualified. Thumbnail
RyanThibodeauxGoodwood Capital Management, LLCRyan is the Founder and President of Goodwood Capital Management, LLC, which began operations in 2012. Prior to starting Goodwood, Ryan was a Partner and Senior Equity Research Analyst with Maple Leaf Partners, LP. Maple Leaf Partners was started in New York by Dane Andreeff in 1996. The long/short equity Hedge Fund has a value bias and primarily invests in small and mid cap stocks. In 2003, Julian Robertson's Tiger Management made a strategic investment in Maple Leaf and it became what is now frequently referred to as a "Tiger Seed". The firm eventually grew to over $2 billion in assets under management and was the largest Louisiana-based Hedge Fund. Ryan worked at Maple Leaf's Baton Rouge, Louisiana headquarters from 2002 to 2012. He was responsible for making investment recommendations for Maple Leaf in the Consumer, Technology and Industrial sectors. He also developed systems and processes to assist in trading, rebalancing, portfolio management and investor relations. Prior to Maple Leaf, Ryan worked for Morgan Stanley and was an Analyst at Enron Corp. In 1998, Ryan co-founded Internet Innovations, an Internet company that was acquired in 2000 by a public Internet Service Provider.Thumbnail
MaximilianTomeiGalena Asset ManagementMaximilian Tomei has 17 year experience in commodities related alternative investments in the liquid, credit and real assets space. Prior to joining Galena he was COO and co-head of the executive board at RAM focusing on operations and business development. He started his career with Cargill on the corn desk handling the South American origination into the Mediterranean. Moved to Partners Group in Zug in 2002 to cover the Southern European clientele and customise solutions in the hedge fund and private equity space. In 2004 he co-founded and acted as CEO of Inoks Capital a multistrategy commodity hedge fund assembling momentum and commodity trade finance strategies was he sold in December 2008. He holds a degree in International Relations with a major in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at the University of Geneva (IUHED). Thumbnail
ThomasTrilloRidgefield Capital Asset Management, L. P.Mr. Trillo joined Ridgefield Capital Asset Management in August of 2005 as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Ridgefield Capital Mr. Trillo was the Chief Operating Officer for Catequil Asset Management from 2004 to 2005. He was with Cantor Fitzgerald and ESpeed from 1999 to 2003 as the Chief Administrative Officer. From 1995 to 1999 Mr. Trillo was with Republic National Bank where he served as the Senior Vice President of Private Banking Operations & Systems. Mr. Trillo worked for Brown Brothers Harriman from 1992 to 1995 as Manager of the Investment Management Administration Department. From 1985 to 1992 he was with Chase Manhattan Bank as the Vice President of U.S. Private Banking Operations & Systems. He served as Director of Corporate Administrative Services for Home Life Insurance Company from 1982 to 1985 and prior to that was a Senior Training Specialist International Operations with Merrill Lynch. He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Hartford and received his Masters Degree from Fordham University in 1984.Thumbnail
JasonTrippPENSCO Trust CompanyJason Tripp currently serves as Director of Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management at PENSCO Trust Company. PENSCO Trust Company is a leading alternative asset custodian and has been helping investors use their retirement account funds to invest in real estate, private equity and other non-exchange traded assets since 1989. At PENSCO, Jason oversees the integration of CrowdFunding Platforms with PENSCO, in addition to his role in compliance corporate risk management.Thumbnail
TrevorTuminskiWeeden Prime ServicesTrevor Tuminski is a Director at Weeden Prime Services. Weeden Prime Services offers cutting edge technology, partnerships with highly regarded custody and clearing firms, substantive access to investors, world class customer service and optimal operational efficiency. Within prime services, Weeden’s Capital Introduction Team provides introductions to investors who are “natural buyers” of various hedge fund strategies and emerging managers. Previously, Trevor spent a decade in institutional research sales focusing on hedge funds.Thumbnail
ChristophUmscheidDeutsche Bank Asset and Wealth ManagementChris Umscheid - Director, Global Head of Hedge Fund Research & Due Diligence within the Product & Solutions Group of Deutsche Bank AWM. Chris also serves as the Portfolio Manager of the DWS Diversified Market Neutral Fund and Co-PM of the DWS Strategic Equity Fund. Chris is a senior research analyst specializing in hedge fund due diligence and is a member of the Global Hedge Fund Investment Committee and the A&FS Americas Executive Committee. Along with other members of the global research team, he helps to source, structure, and ultimately select single manager hedge funds and fund of hedge funds for inclusion onto the global manager platform and regional offerings. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Chris worked as a Fund of Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager for the Wafra Investment Advisory Group. Prior to that, Chris was a Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for Yankee advisers, LLC and a Senior Analyst at Phoenix Advisers Inc. Chris earned an A.B. in Economics form Dartmouth College and began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co.Thumbnail
PeterVan PettenMeehan Ltd.
MarkVaracchiSentinel Growth Fund Management LLC.Mark started in the financial services business at Tiger Management and left there as the manager of the trade support team. His teams responsibilities were the booking and allocating of all trades for the firm and the production and distribution of all daily activity reporting firm wide. Mark Varacchi has been involved in financial services since 1994 and has been the Founder/Chief Operating Officer of XI Asset Management, an investment manager focusing on the TMT space before its merger with Diamondback Capital Management, Chief Operating Officer of Calypso Capital Management, an investment management firm focusing on international and domestic long/short strategies and a Senior Operations Manager at Diamondback Capital Management where he opened and built out the largest affiliate site for the firm and was the Head of Fixed Income Operations. Most recently he was Chief Operating Officer of Taran Asset Management, an investment management firm with a TMT long/short focus. Mark also worked at Bear Stearns as an international control accountant aiding in the firms conversion to the Euro. Mark has assisted in raising over 1.3 billion in assets over his career with more than half of those assets being raised while building and scaling operations as a start-up COO from dollar one to over 700 million in assets. Mark graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a B S in Banking and Finance.
SamuelVazquezVega Edge LLCDr. Vazquez is the founder of Vega Edge LLC, a boutique asset management firm specializing in systematic volatility-driven strategies. Previous to Vega Edge, Dr. Vazquez was a Visiting Scholar at the CUNY Baruch College within the Financial Mathematics program. His areas of interest include volatility modeling and trading and design of systematic investment strategies. Before joining Baruch, he was a Senior Research Manager at Capital Fund Management (CFM), a leading quantitative hedge fund in Paris, France, where he developed alpha strategies across many asset classes, and was a key member of the team managing and developing the directional volatility program from the ground up. Previous to CFM, Dr. Vazquez was a postdoctoral researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. During his academic years, he co-authored more than 20 publications on topics such as String Theory, Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, Astrophysics as well as Quantitative Methods in Finance.Thumbnail
ChristopherVillalbaRobeco Transtrend
ManuWaliaContinuum Global Asset Management, LLCMr. Walia has been in the financial services business since 1994. Mr. Walia received his Bachelor’s in Sciences from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi, India in 1988 and subsequently pursued post graduate studies at Eastern Michigan University in Michigan, USA. After working in retail brokerage for a few years, Mr. Walia returned to New Delhi, India in 1995 and spent two years in New Delhi with Talisman Capital, a London based private equity firm. At Talisman, Mr. Walia was Manager Corporate Finance, performing due diligence and involved with structured finance. Mr. Walia returned to the USA and since 1997, has been involved with portfolio management for high net worth individuals and corporate accounts. During this time he worked with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Charles Schwab & Co. Mr. Walia incorporated Continuum Global Asset Management LLC in 2004 with an objective to provide financial advisory services. Mr. Walia believes strongly in adequate and relevant communication with clients in order to understand client’s true needs and goals. In addition, educating clients is of extreme importance to the company, regarding various strategies and products to develop appropriate portfolios with strong client conviction. Mr. Walia’s endeavor has been and continues to be able to provide value in terms of managing risk and optimize total portfolio return.
DanielWallMcGladrey, LLPDaniel Wall is a Partner in the Financial Services Department of McGladrey, LLP. Daniel specializes in providing tax and consulting services to various alternative investment funds including hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and commodity pools. In his 18 years of experience in the industry, Daniel has been able to help guide clients through complex issues surrounding offshore fund structures, consulted on various fund structures and allocation methodologies as well as assisting high net worth individuals navigate their way through the various complex tax rules. Daniel earned his B.S in Accounting from Illinois State University and his M.S. in Taxation from DePaul University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA SocietyThumbnail
JimWeneAshton Capital Corporation
DavidWertentheilWorth Venture PartnersDavid Wertentheil is a founding partner at Worth Venture Partners, LLC. Prior to co-founding WVP, David worked at Lazard Capital Markets where he was a Managing Director and Head of the Hedge Fund Prime Brokerage business. Before joining Lazard, he was Managing Director and Global Head of Sales at RBC Capital Markets for the Global Prime Services business, where he was an active member of the business’ operating committee. David has been active in the Hedge Fund and Proprietary Trading arenas since 2000 through multiple roles, and has been an active market participant in the evolution of Hedge Funds. Thumbnail
KeithWhitakerAbbot DowningKeith has consulted for many years with leaders of enterprising families. He helps families plan succession, develop next generation talent, and communicate around estate planning. With a background in education and philanthropy, he enables family leaders to better understand their values and goals as well as to have a positive impact on the world around them. Keith has served as a Managing Director at Wells Fargo, a philosophy professor at Boston College, a trustee, and a director of a private foundation. He was also a special assistant to the President of Boston University. Keith’s writings and commentary have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Philanthropy Magazine. His Wealth and the Will of God appeared in 2010 from Indiana University Press and he is co-author of The Cycle of the Gift: Family Wealth & Wisdom (Bloomberg, 2013) and The Voice of the Rising Generation: Family Wealth & Wisdom (Bloomberg, 2014). Keith holds a Ph.D. in Social Thought from the University of Chicago and a BA and MA in Classics and Philosophy from Boston University.Thumbnail
DavidWhitingPowerlocalstartups, Inc.David Whiting CEO Powerlocalstartups, Inc. David has over 20 years of experience in the public/private sector in the fields of accounting and finance. Since 2005 he has worked as an independent consultant services to business of all sizes and industries. Experienced in Corporate Audit & Tax Consulting of Fortune 500 & Private Companies for 20 years in the Public & Private Sector. Powerlocalstartups focus is on providing solutions on three main areas: Accounting, Finance, and Marketing. My perspective is based on twenty years of research and development and more than 20 years of auditing, entrepreneurship, consulting, and conversations with entrepreneurs and business owners. Our services are delivered by using the latest cloud computing technology to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and streamline processes, while preserving backup documentation. We help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups in all industries and market segments including the following: Real Estate, Restaurant and Hospitality, Technology, Biotech and Medical Practice, Accounting and CPA's Practice, Not- for-Profits, Manufacturers and Exporters, Fashion and Retail, and more.Thumbnail
BethWienerMarcum LLPBeth M. Wiener is Partner-in-Charge of Marcum's national Alternative Investment Group practice. She oversees a team of experts dedicated to serving the unique audit, tax and consulting needs of hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, management companies, and their principals.
KevinWilsonCloud Equity GroupAs one of Cloud Equity Group’s managing partners, Mr. Wilson co-leads a team of serial entrepreneurs and financial professionals with over a decade of experience and successful M&A transactions within the web services industry. Prior to joining Cloud Equity Group, Mr. Wilson practiced as an accomplished investment manager advising investors within the public and private sectors. His strategies targeted niche opportunities or overlooked securities with fundamentally sound operations and positively skewed risk/reward scenarios. Throughout Mr. Wilson’s career, success has been attributed to quickly and decisively evaluating an opportunity’s potential, risks, and probability of success while remaining disciplined and focused on the bottom line. Mr. Wilson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in finance and economics. He currently holds FINRA series 7 and 66 designations.
EricWooTrigo VenturesEric has more than 10 years of venture capital investing, operating, and research experience. Prior to establishing Trigo Ventures, Eric was Principal at Northgate Capital, a global venture capital and private equity firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management. At Northgate, Eric led the "emerging manager" platform, which invested primarily in seed and micro VC funds. In the last two years alone, over $40 million was deployed to the strategy, which included fund and direct company investments. Prior the Northgate, Eric led Search Marketing at AccountNow, Inc. a financial services start up that offers online checking solutions to the under-banked market. Eric also held various pricing & risk management roles at PMI Group, Inc. Eric began his career at Dow Jones, where he led the secondary research team for the VentureSource division. Eric graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He became a CFA Charterholder in 2003.Thumbnail
Ryan WorchWorch Capital, LLCMr. Worch founded Worch Capital, LLC in 2006. He later founded Worch Capital Partners, L.P. in October 2008 where he is the Principal and head portfolio manager in which he makes all investment decisions. . Prior to starting Worch Capital, Mr. Worch worked for Metzman Capital Ventures. He held various positions working his way up to portfolio manager. He managed a portfolio of growth stocks and utilized a similar strategy as is used for Worch Capital Partners, LP. Mr. Worch has been a licensed registered representative since the year 2000 working for various broker dealers. Mr. Worch’s securities licenses are currently held at Concept Capital Markets, LLC. As a licensed registered representative, Mr. Worch has been serving institutional and retail clients where he executed trades for both over-the-counter and listed securities, identified and tracked market trends and activities, and developed risk management and trading strategies. Mr. Worch began his career in finance in 1999 at Newby and Company. He holds Series 7, 55, 63, 65 and has passed the CFA Level I exam. Mr. Worch is also a registered investment advisor. Mr. Worch graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in May 1999, where he majored in Finance.
BradYamadaArgos Wealth Advisors
MusaYenniYenni Income Opportunities Fund
BrianYoungBNP Paribas
MingZhouSmallville Capital
JamZoveinAlgert GlobalJam Zovein oversees the firm’s operations and is responsible for the strategic development of the processes and procedures to support the business. Jam will also lead the firm’s product development committee and initiatives to support sales and service into new channels and through new vehicles. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Jam spent over 10 years at Nuveen Investments where he held numerous senior level product development and alternative investment positions. Before Nuveen, Jam was at Wilshire Associates advising pension and corporate plans, as well as endowments and foundations. Jam holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.B.A. from Boston University.Thumbnail
ThomasZucoskyDiscovery Capital Management, LLCPrincipal/COO, Member of Investment Committee - In addition to operating the firm’s business, Mr. Zucosky oversees manager selection, portfolio management and monitoring for the Investment Adviser. Previously, as Senior Vice President in charge of alternative investments for InvestorForce (Philadelphia), he oversaw all institutional searches for hedge funds done through the firm’s on-line RFP platform. As Head of Marketable Alternative Strategies for Strategic Investment Group (Washington, DC), he analyzed and managed portfolios for institutional investors. Tom also partnered with Olympia Capital Management (Paris), where he oversaw all US-based hedge fund due diligence. In 1985, he co-founded Aegis Capital, a hedge fund/registered investment adviser. Tom graduated with honors with an M.A. from Montclair State University and a BS (Business) from The College of New Jersey.Thumbnail
KonstantinZuyevFund4People Capital Management, LLC

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