Alternative Asset Summit 2014
Manager Bios, Presentations and Fact Sheets
Company Company Description - Managers and others First Name Last Name Bio Personal Profile Picture What is your investment strategy? What is your AUM?
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Aegea Capital Management, LLCThe AEGEA Absolute Return Fund LLC specializes in a market-neutral, volatility arbitrage strategy designed to systematically exploit the structural mispricing of S&P 500 index option volatility and skew, while effectively mitigating the risks inherent to such strategies.MattAndrewsMatthew 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. ThumbnailVolatility Arbitrage25
Alambic Investment ManagementAlbert Richards and Brian Thompson were PhD colleagues at MIT in the mid-1980s and founded Alambic Investment Management in 2006. Along with two of Dr. Richards’ ex-Citi colleagues, the founders built a systematic strategy that leverages the team’s equity research background, programming, and statistical skills to develop return-forecasting and portfolio-optimization models. The result is a broadly-diversified long/short portfolio that delivers alpha by exploiting systematic valuation discrepancies in the equity market.Albert RichardsAlbert 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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities40
Algert GlobalAlgert Global LLC is a boutique asset management firm specializing in systematic equity strategies. The firm was founded in 2002 and is 100% employee-owned. Peter Algert oversees the investment team and serves as both CIO and CEO. Prior to founding the firm, he was a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors and served as the Global Head of Research for the stock selection strategies. Algert Global manages global equity market neutral, U.S. small cap and international small cap strategies. ScottDraperScott 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.Relative Value443
Algert GlobalJamZoveinJam 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.ThumbnailRelative Value443
Alkeon Capital ManagementAlkeon employs a deep-research, fundamentally-driven approach to investing in global equities. Alkeon’s key objective is to generate profits on both the long and short side of the portfolio over a full investment cycle. Founder and CIO Takis Sparaggis began the strategy in 1998. With offices in New York, Hong Kong, and Boston, Alkeon manages $5.4 billion. The global long-short equity strategy is available in both a private limited partnership and 1940 Act registered offering.JohnCulleyPrior 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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities5500
balmoREAL Capital SEZC Ltd.balmoREAL REIT L/S (the "Fund") is a fundamental value focused, market neutral, long‐short equity fund that invests exclusively in publicly listed US Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). StefanHenningMr. 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.Long/Short Equities23
Billings Capital ManagementBillings Capital Management (BCM) was founded in 2008 by Eric Billings, co-founder of the Washington, DC based investment bank Friedman Billings & Ramsey (FBR). Briefly stated, we are a fundamental, bottom-up, value oriented, long-biased, equity long/short manager. We are generalists and primarily focus on US listed companies with a market cap of $1B or greater, however, we will invest in smaller companies on occasion.DavidDickmanMr. 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. Long/Short Equities85
Billings Capital ManagementChrisRemingtonThumbnailLong/Short Equities66.6
Bramshill InvestmentsBramshill Investments is an asset management firm. Bramshill was originally founded with assets spun out of GLG Partners. Bramshill now manages investments for institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals. Bramshill invests across asset classes, seeking to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through a process of bottom-up fundamental analysis that emphasizes capital preservation. StephenSelverMr. 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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities250
Catenary Alternatives Asset Management, LLCCatenary Alternatives Asset Management builds portfolios of off-the-run, capacity-constrained alternative strategies that are truly uncorrelated to equities and fixed income and designed to outperform in times of rising volatility and market stress. EliCohenMr. 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. Multi-Strat60
Chapter IV InvestorsChapter IV Investors, L.P. (the “Fund”) is a concentrated, value-oriented alternative investment fund that makes investments in securities of U.S. publicly traded companies with enterprise values commonly between $1.0 and $25.0 billion. The Fund is a research-intensive, long-biased, opportunistic investor that utilizes both long/short and event-driven strategies to maximize investors’ risk-adjusted returns. BarnesHauptfuhrerMr. 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. ThumbnailEvent Driven285
Cloud Equity GroupCloud Equity Group is a Wall Street based investment management company strategically positioned to capitalize on the rapidly expanding industries of web hosting and cloud-based infrastructure. Our primary focus is levering investor capital in the acquisition and consolidation of private lower middle market companies that possess high levels of unlevered free cash flow and/or significant opportunity for exponential growth. KevinWilsonAs 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. Private Equity Deals30
Courant CapitalDeniseMullinLong/Short Equities100
Courant Capital ManagementWe deliver streamlined, global, targeted and comprehensive fundraising strategies and process for industry leaders and emerging star alternative asset class investment managers exclusively focused on the institutional investment community. Our goal is to integrate placement and consultancy services that don’t drain our client’s internal resources. Our refined and well-structured process distills the essence of what make the team and the strategy successful.CharlesMillerMr. 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.Market Neutral Equities50
Courant Capital ManagementWe are building Courant on a strong set of beliefs. The team's financial industry trading and market-making experience greatly influence these beliefs. Central is our view that portfolios comprised of both long and short, or "spread" positions built with a quantifiable edge, provide the optimal way to seek and realize consistent and steady returns. This, in turn, best aligns client interests with the goals of our firm.MelMullinDr. 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. Market Neutral Equities50
Cruz Capital Partners L.P.FrederickCastellaniFrederick 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. Multi-Strat
Cruz Capital Partners L.P.Cruz Capital Management L.P. (Cruz Capital) is an investment advisory firm focused on managing absolute return portfolios designed to outperform the broader US equity market on an absolute basis over a full market cycle. Our portfolios are constructed and implemented with a primary objective of achieving an asymmetric risk profile, capturing greater upside returns when the themes expressed in the portfolio occur versus downside returns when such themes are absent.StalinCruzStalin 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. ThumbnailMulti-Strat
Cruz Capital Partners L.P.AsaburRajaAsabur 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.ThumbnailMulti-Strat0.00
EcoAlpha Asset ManagementEcoAlpha constructs global, public equity portfolios comprised of companies providing solutions to the burdens on water, agriculture and energy efficiency. We invest in the enablers of efficiency, not the companies becoming more efficient. ChristopherAbbottChris 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.Long/Short Equities50
Fifth Street Credit Opportunities Fund, L.P.Fifth Street Credit Opportunities Fund is a hedge fund targeting uncorrelated returns by primarily focusing on yield-oriented corporate credit assets and equities, including leveraged loans and BDCs. The Fund seeks to leverage the resources of Fifth Street’s expansive platform, with over $5B of AUM, 160+ portfolio companies and ~90 employees, to develop and verify unique investment theses. A flexible but disciplined mandate utilizing true alpha strategies and favoring liquid instruments enables the Fund to remain nimble while pursuing alpha across all investment environments.Leonard TannenbaumLeonard Tannenbaum is the Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of Fifth Street Credit Opportunities Fund, an opportunistic credit hedge fund managed by Fifth Street Management LLC. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer, managing member and an Investment Committee member of Fifth Street Management, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Finance Corp. Mr. Tannenbaum has founded a number of private investment firms, including Fifth Street Capital LLC, and has served as managing member of each firm. Prior to launching his first firm, Mr. Tannenbaum gained extensive small company experience as an equity analyst for Merrill Lynch. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Fifth Street Finance Corp., Mr. Tannenbaum currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Greenlight Capital-affiliated entities and has previously served on the Boards of Directors of several other companies, including Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. and WesTower Communications, Inc. Mr. Tannenbaum graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics. Subsequent to his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tannenbaum received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School as part of the Submatriculation Program. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.ThumbnailRelative Value50.6
G6 Capital ManagementG6 Capital Management is an Investment Advisor that applies advanced signal processing, computer science and statistical approaches to identify and manage investment opportunities for our private clients. RobertCormierRobert 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. ThumbnailLong/Short Equities15
Galena Asset ManagementGalena has been providing alternative investement solutions since 2004. It currently manages USD 2.2b accross liquid strategies, commodity trade finance and resource private equity. Presently only the Commodity Trade Finance strategies are open for investments. Galena is the regulated asset management arm of the Trafigura Group a leading privately owned physical trading house. It has 23 employees with offices in Geneva, London and Singapore.MaximilianTomeiMaximilian 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). ThumbnailOther2200
Glazer CapitalFounded by Paul J. Glazer in 1998, Glazer Capital LLC is an investment manager focused on merger arbitrage. The firm aims to achieve stable and superior performance in all market environments with a disciplined approach and research driven methodology. Glazer has a 15 yr record of steady, positive returns with no down years and consistently ranks as a top performer in merger arb. Highlights: -15+ yr track, no down yrs, incl. +9% in ‘08 -Consistent, positive ret - 90% up mos -Low vol and β of 0.05 v. SP500 -Liquidity: Monthly on 30 days notice -US SEC RIA with +$450 million AUM StephaneAzraStéphane 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. ThumbnailMerger Arbitrage470
Goodwood Capital Management, LLCGoodwood Capital Management, LLC is an independent money management firm that provides services to individuals, institutional clients and other investment advisors. The firm's portfolio managers spent a combined 16 years in the equity hedge fund industry. These experiences in the business since 2002 formed the bedrock of our approach to managing stock portfolios and are embodied in our mission to be Fundamentally Driven and Research Focused. - Small-Mid Cap Equity SMA - Long/Short & Long Only - Small-Mid Cap Mutual Fund - Long OnlyRyanThibodeauxRyan 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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities150
Gorelick Brothers CapitalFounded in 2003, Gorelick Brothers Capital is Investment Manager for the award-winning Morrocroft funds. The firm’s investment professionals rely on significant prior investment, analysis and operating experience, with special expertise relating to residential mortgages and real estate. The Morrocroft Neighborhood Stabilization Fund 2 focuses on purchasing, rehabilitating, and leasing single family homes in select markets around the United States.RaelGorelickRael 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. ThumbnailOther300
Hardee BrothersHBHC Opportunity Fund unites the best opportunities from three core strategies into a single framework using proven quantitative methodologies. The Fund’s Expected Return Objective is 10% to 15% within a structured risk and diversified discipline. Core strategies employed by the Fund are: HBHC Beta Neutral Equity Strategy Market-neutral equity trading is a relative value investment strategy that is designed to be unaffected by the returns of the overall market (S&P 500 Index).SidneyHardeeWith 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. ThumbnailGlobal Macro20
HedgeCoVest LLCHedgeCoVest is an investment tool that allows investors to mirror hedge fund investments in their own brokerage accounts. Using HedgeCoVest, clients can research and allocate to their selected hedge fund with the click of a button. HedgeCoVest monitors the fund’s portfolio and duplicates it into the client’s account in real-time and is open to all investors with as little as $30,000. With increased security, access, liquidity, and transparency, HedgeCoVest opens the door to hedge funds for a whole new audience with low investment thresholds and simple flat fees.AlexSmith-RylandMr. 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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities
HS-AIR US Life Fund IAIR is a boutique financial services company based in Chicago focused on compelling opportunities to raise money and structure Funds, Companies, and Transactions. We have an extensive reach within the US investment community with a diverse array of investors with a special focus on Family Offices, MFO's, RIAs, Fund of Funds, and BDs. AIR is the subadvisor for the HS-AIR US Life Fund I which invests in Carlisle's Luxembourg Life Fund - Long Term Growth Fund Class B. The Long Term Growth Fund has a stellar 5 year track record and manages over 100 MM of AUM.RichardBeleutzRICHARD 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.ThumbnailOther110
King Muir Fund Advisors LLCKing Muir Fund Advisors employs closed-end fund arbitrage through 3 strategies (Global Long-only, Emerging Markets Long-only, Market Neutral). Invest in closed-end funds at substantial discounts and use discount volatility to create alpha. Launched in 2006. KennyRosenbachKenneth 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. Emerging Markets20
Mendon CapitalAll-cap strategy, emphasis on small- and micro-cap stocks • Focused on banks and thrifts (~80%) • Fundamental research • Historical leverage range: 150-250%, Average: ~200% • Historical long bias range: 50-170%. Average: ~100% • $59.1 million in strategy assets under management -Average Alpha generation of 13.68% annualized since inception -15% targeted net return annualized over a market cycle -Historically demonstrates relative strength in down markets (down capture: 40.45% vs. the S&P 500 since inception)AntonSchutzAnton 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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities57.8
Merion Investment Management LPPatrickHorsmanEvent Driven1050
Next Door Partners LPNext Door Partners LP is focused on equity trading of NYSE and NASDAQ stocks. Further, the strategy focused on Big (well known companies with ample liquidity), Cheap (traditional value situation), and Uptrending (price action is generally increasing over time) stocks. JohnNavinJohn 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.ThumbnailOther1
OMT Capital Management, LLCNew niche, opportunistic, spin-out fund from OMT led by PM with PnL contribution to OMT long/short equity fund of 21.5% average return per year over last four calendar years. Directional long/short equity fund focused on small cap, US companies seeks to maximize profit by exploiting our proven Investment Edge combined with our Operational Alpha blueprint. Personal network of private investors and private companies in technology, consumer, and healthcare driving off-wall street idea generation and due diligence. Proprietary public vs private company, dynamic valuation frameworkRichardDuffMr. 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 LawLong/Short Equities183
P/E InvestmentsP/E Investments, founded in 1995, manages over $3 billion for corporate pension funds, foundations, university endowments and private clients. Our FX Strategy is an absolute return product investing in foreign exchange. The strategy employs a quantitative framework to evaluate daily fundamental factors in order to identify current drivers of currency market returns. The major benefit of this strategy is the low to negative correlation to traditional asset classes and its daily liquidity.HenryBinerHenry 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. Global Macro3400
P/E InvestmentsChristinLuttrellChristin 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.Global Macro3400
Park City CapitalPark City Capital is a L/S Equity hedge fund manager with $25 mil in AUM. The strategy has historically generated alpha on longs and shorts. The PM, Mike Fox, also has a keen sense of the macro environment, Sector focus is weighted towards Consumer.MichaelFoxMichael 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. ThumbnailLong/Short Equities25
Platinum PartnersPlatinum Partners (the “Firm") is a New York based investment management group with more than $1.3 Billion in assets under management. The Firm was founded in 2003 by Mark Nordlicht, an investor with over twenty years of experience in the asset management space. The Firm manages multiple funds, including Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund L.P. (“PPCO"); Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund L.P. (“PPVA”); and Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Fund L.P. (“PPLO”).GilKalterMr. 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.ThumbnailDirect Lending1310
Platinum PartnersPlatinum Partners (the “Firm") is a New York based investment management group with more than $1.3 Billion in assets under management. The Firm was founded in 2003 by Mark Nordlicht, an investor with over twenty years of experience in the asset management space. The Firm manages multiple funds, including Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund L.P. (“PPCO"); Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund L.P. (“PPVA”); and Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Fund L.P. (“PPLO”). AndrewKaplanAndrew 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.ThumbnailMulti-Strat1310
Probabilities FundProbabilities Fund Management, LLC is SEC registered investment advisor ("RIA") managing separate accounts and (1940 Act) mutual funds. The firm's four Investment Committee Members contribute more than 60 years of financial service experience and have developed a proprietary long/short trend following investment strategy. The firm has primary offices in San Diego, CA. Probabilities Fund Management, LLC serves as a co-advisor to the Fund.JosephChildreyJoseph 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. Long/Short Equities100
Profits Plus Capital Management / Gold Silver VaultProfits Plus Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor and sole advisor to the Dollars and Sense Growth Fund. Gold Silver Vault is a completely insured and segregated storage facility. Our programs have designed portfolio management techniques that diversify investors from most risks associated with the financial markets and precious metals.Our client base is global. We are experts on precious metals storage, transportation, procurement, transactions, and arbitrage opportunities.BobColemanBob 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.ThumbnailCommodities - Precious Metals30
ProForza AdvisorsJohnLawrenceJohn 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.Long/Short Equities84
ProForza AdvisorsProForza Advisors LLC : an independent, boutique registered investment advisory firm located in Northern Virginia. Active Risk-Based (ARBi®): an active investment process employing machine intelligence to optimize portfolio weights with a singular focus on naturalized risk taking. Its potential for alpha generally exceeds that associated with most current buy-and-hold, active long/short, liquid and illiquid alternative equity strategies. Credibility: The Firm's principals are highly experienced and have significant capital invested in its products alongside clients. SunilPaiSunil 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). ThumbnailLong/Short Equities85
Quaker FundsSince 1996, Quaker Funds has delivered innovative strategies in mutual fund investing. Quaker offers tactical allocation mutual funds as well as traditional mutual funds in go-anywhere and style pure products. The Quaker Event Arbitrage Fund opened in 2003 as the first of its kind – a multi-strategy event-driven mutual fund. Managed by Thomas Kirchner, the Fund has been able to provide investors with the risk-return profile of event-driven hedge funds while providing daily liquidity, full transparency, no leverage, and a 10-year track record. ThomasKirchnerTHOMAS 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. ThumbnailEvent Driven125
Quaker FundsQuaker Event Arb strategy is a $125 mil 1940 act mutual fund. The strategy is also offered via managed accounts. Quaker as a firm manages over $300 mil. Quaker Event Arb employs multiple event driven strategies (including: Mergers, Distressed, Liquidations, Spin-offs, Activist Proxy Fights, etc.) and allocates tactically between them. WilliamMcCoachThomas 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., Mr. Kirchner was the founder of Pennsylvania Avenue Advisers LLC (“Pennsylvania Avenue”) and the portfolio manager of the Pennsylvania Avenue Event-Driven Fund, a series of the Pennsylvania Avenue Funds. Prior to establishing Pennsylvania Avenue, from 1996-1999, Mr. Kirchner worked as a Bond Trader for Banque Nationale de Paris S.A. In 1999, Mr. Kirchner 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. Mr. Kirchner has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.Event Driven125
QuantCubeThanh-Long Huynh: -CFA15 years of experience in multi-asset trading, R&D and risk management for hedge funds and top-tier investment banks -MSinFinancialMathematicsfromUniversityofChicago–Fulbrightscholarship; MSin Statistics from ParisTech; MS in Finance from Sorbonne University; MS in Wealth Management from ESCP Business SchoolThanh-LongHuynhQuantCube 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. ThumbnailMulti-Strat24
Quantsoft Advisers, LPThe approach is a quantitative equity market neutral stat arb strategy trading a universe of 2000 US equities. The three founding principals met in 2000 while at MIT. The group brings together extensive research in the fields of physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science. Since 2002, they have applied their knowledge of software development and mathematical analysis to create event-driven models of dynamical systems.KevinEmeryKevin 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. Long/Short Equities107
Ranger Equity Bear Fund The investment seeks capital appreciation through short sales of domestically traded equity securities.The Sub-Advisor implements a bottom-up, fundamental, research driven security selection process that seeks to identify securities with low earnings quality or aggressive accounting that may tend to mask operational deterioration and bolster the reported earnings per share over a short time period.Brad Lamensdorf 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,ThumbnailShort Biased200
RD Legal CapitalRD Legal specializes in providing capital to the US based legal community. The funds primarily consist of receivables which arise from settled cases or judgments in which a corpus of money has been identified. RD Legal has the expertise to purchase the receivable through a proven origination, underwriting and collection process. The funds are designed to provide a low volatility, non-correlated return, targeting 13.5% net structured as a fixed, annual, cumulative, preferred rate of return. KatarinaMarkovicKatarina analyzes and implements growth opportunities for the RD companies as well as manages strategic relationships with investors.ThumbnailOther200
Real Assets Equity Income FundsRobertMullinLong Only50
Real Assets Equity Income Funds (RAEIF)The objective of the Real Assets Equity Income Funds (RAEIF) is to preserve capital and generate income from investments in the natural resources sector using superior research, analysis and industry insight.AriLustbaderInternational Equities60
Ridgefield Capital Asset Management, L. P.Our objective is to maximize compound annual returns while preserving capital and minimizing volatility of returns. The core strategy of Ridgefield Capital Asset Management (“RCAM”) is based on an in-depth analysis of a focused range of commodity market sectors and prices. RCAM's focus is on core competencies in Ags, Softs, and Precious Metals. RCAM is 100% controlled by Robert Ellis (30 years exp trading commodities). Team members have avg of 20 years experience in commodities. The majority of investment capital is from RCAM partners.ThomasTrilloMr. 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.ThumbnailOther159.4
RMB Capital ManagementKerryJordanKerry 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. ThumbnailLong/Short Equities57.8
Robeco Investment Management The Boston Partners value equity investment philosophy was founded in the early 80's and currently has $62.9 billion AUM. The Robeco Boston Partners Global Long/Short strategy is a diversified strategy seeking long-term capital appreciation while minimizing exposure to general equity market risk. The manager pursues its objective by taking long positions in stocks identified as undervalued and short positions in such stocks that are identified as overvalued. The strategy is available via SMA or 40 Act Mutual Fund.Christine AnsbroMs. 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. ThumbnailLong/Short Equities7200
Robeco TranstrendThe Robeco Transtrend Diversified Fund LLC is managed by Robeco Investment Management, Inc. to which Transtrend B.V. acts as sole Trading Advisor. Transtrend is a managed futures trader that specializes in systematic asset management entirely based on quantitative analysis of price behavior in a wide variety of markets. Depending on the signals that are generated by the trading systems, Transtrend can go long or short in attempt to benefit from medium term trends in outright markets as well as in combinations of markets. Risk management is at the heart of Transtrend’s methodology. ChristopherVillalbaCTAs - Systematic6200
Shadow Tree Capital ManagementShadow Tree Income Fund B is a direct lending private debt opportunity fund that seeks to capitalize on the structural changes in commercial banking and the pullback in credit lending since the 2008 financial crisis. The Fund will seek to generate superior risk adjusted total returns primarily by investing in diverse senior debt obligations of specialty finance lenders and small to middle market corporations, as well as in various types of asset-based loans.HenryGoodmanHenry 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. ThumbnailOther150
Shadow Tree Capital ManagementEricKeiterEric 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.ThumbnailOther30
Strategos Capital ManagementStrategos Capital Management, LLC is an independent, SEC Registered Investment Advisor with expertise in U.S. residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) and other structured securities. We seek investments with strong long term fundamental value through detailed loan and deal level analysis of seasoned secondary offerings. Strategos manages approximately $534 million (as of August 31, 2014) in funds and separate accounts (in Deep Value and Intermediate strategies) for institutional investors, family offices, individuals, and public and private pensions.AlexCigolleMr. 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.Distressed Credit534
Strategos Capital ManagementStrategos Capital Management, LLC is an independent, SEC Registered Investment Advisor with expertise in U.S. residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) and other structured securities. We seek investments with strong long term fundamental value through detailed loan and deal level analysis of seasoned secondary offerings. Strategos manages approximately $534 million (as of August 31, 2014) in funds and separate accounts (in Deep Value and Intermediate strategies) for institutional investors, family offices, individuals, and public and private pensions.GrishaMaziyaVice PresidentDistressed Credit534
Sub-Sahara CapitalSub-Sahara Capital Group LP is an investment management firm that manages an Africa-focused long-short equity fund and investments in private companies in Southern Africa. Sub-Sahara is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and has investment professionals on the ground in Harare, Zimbabwe and Lagos, Nigeria.ErikRenanderErik 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.ThumbnailEmerging Markets40
Sub-Sahara Capital Group LPSub-Sahara Capital Group LP (“SSCG”) is an investment management firm that manages an Africa-focused long-short equity fund and investments in private companies in Southern Africa. SSCG is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and has investment professionals on the ground in Harare, Zimbabwe and Lagos, Nigeria.JimmyAtkinsonJimmy 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. ThumbnailEmerging Markets40
Sunrise Capital Partners LLCSunrise is a pioneering alternative asset management firm that is now in its 35th year of investing. Founded in 1980, Sunrise has generated over $1 billion in wealth for its investors since inception and it continues to offer a range of compelling investment programs for individual and institutional investors alike in the form of on and offshore fund vehicles, separately managed accounts, and an actively managed ETF ( Jason GerlachJASON 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. ThumbnailMulti-Strat180
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TCA Global Master Credit FundTCA Global Credit Master Fund, LP continues as one of the first alternative funds solely focused on short term, senior secured debt transactions and associated advisory services primarily for listed SME's. The Fund's management is enjoying its second decade in providing custom debt funding and specialist corporate advice, which is a level of expertise usually only afforded to much larger companies. The Fund's strategy combines debt funding, advisory services, and associated fee income with small secured exposures to achieve the goal of uncorrelated, low variance returns.KevinMallonKevin 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).Direct Lending215
Temple HonorTemple Honor's managers are value investors. Their investments are market cap, industry and geography agnostic though they prefer the long term growth prospects of economies and companies with strong commercial ties to the "Greater China" region; they interpret this to include the United States, Japan and Korea. They operate out of Taipei, Taiwan, a strategic geographic location that is within 5 hours flying time from the capitals of economies with a combined US$20tn in GDP.CarlChenCarl 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.ThumbnailInternational Equities25
Twelve Lions CapitalTwelve Lions Capital is an investment management firm focused on investing in distressed, stressed and undervalued corporate securities and bank debt in North America and Europe. The firm invests in special situations with the expectation of creating alpha through either a restructuring or asset appreciation. Twelve Lions is led by Marc Schneider, an investment professional who brings over twenty years’ experience as a lawyer, investment banker and investor, including over a decade with Avenue Capital where he has a highly successful track record of investing. MarcSchneiderMarc 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). Distressed Credit
Vega Edge LLCVega Edge LLC is a boutique asset management firm specializing in systematic volatility-driven strategies. We currently offer a market neutral volatility strategy which trades VIX and S&P Mini futures. This strategy is offered trough managed accounts on Interactive Brokers.SamuelVazquezDr. 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.ThumbnailVolatility Arbitrage1
VeritionVerition is a $360mm multi-strategy hedge fund focused on niche sub-strategies (ETF Arbitrage, Canadian Convertibles, and Merger Appraisal rights to name a few). We function as a boutique and tend to pursue strategies with limited scalability that are below the radar of those with much larger pools of capital. We also have a dedicated vehicle for appraisal rights, a niche event-driven strategy focused on M&A valuations that has produced very compelling returns. AlexMaloneyPrior 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. ThumbnailMulti-Strat348
VIS Advisors, LPTakumi Capital Management LP holds a concentrated portfolio of small-cap Japanese companies. We apply bottom-up better business value investing style. We seek to only own undervalued, high-return, well managed businesses that provide clear value to their customers. For the year to date through August, Takumi Capital was up 48.3%, outperforming the TOPIX by 47.9%.TomoIzumiTomo 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.Long/Short Equities20
Wainscott Capital Partners - Wainscott Capital Partners is an opportunistic, global long/short equity fund using a fundamentally driven, value oriented approach to find stocks that offer multiple returns. - The fund is primarily aimed at the healthcare sector, with principal emphasis on the therapeutics side of this vertical. The fund will also invest selectively in stocks in other sectors which have above-average risk- mitigated returns. - The fund seeks public companies which have Competitive Disruptive Advantages (CDA), which can afford multiple returns over 3 to 5 years.ClayLeconeyWainscott'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.ThumbnailLong/Short Equities10.6
Worch Capital LLCDaveOlsonPrior 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 FinanceLong/Short Equities30
Worch Capital, LLCWorch Capital Partners, LP is a long/short equity fund with a directional bias. The fund invests primarily in US listed growth companies. The goal of Worch Capital, LP is to generate consistent and positive annual returns using the proprietary ECLASS selection process while controlling investment risk. Ryan WorchMr. 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.Long/Short Equities30
Worth Venture PartnersWorth Venture Partners is a woman owned, multi manager hedge fund platform, that discovers, selects and monitors best-in-class emerging managers, who have a sustainable edge, outsized returns and niche investment expertise. WVP integrates these managers into an institutional-quality infrastructure to effectively deliver significant outperformance to our investors with only ONE layer of fees. Worth Venture Partners offers both a proprietary diversified investment vehicle and an opportunity for investors to select their own managers and create their own unique share class, all while leveraging WVP’s infrastructure, expertise, and efficient cost structure. DavidWertentheilDavid 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. ThumbnailMulti-Manager100
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Zoi CapitalThe Telio program employed by Zoi Capital, LLC was designed to provide non-correlated returns by trading futures contracts in the direction of market trends using a short term statistical mean reversion strategy. The indicators that are employed by the system include trend, momentum, and standard deviation calculations on the daily price movements of the futures contracts. All trading is on regulated electronic futures exchanges including stock index futures, currency futures, and interest rate, metal, energy, and agriculture futures.GeorgePanagopoulosMr. 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. CTAs - Systematic7
Zoi CapitalThe Telio program employed by Zoi Capital, LLC was designed to provide non-correlated returns by trading futures contracts in the direction of market trends using a short term statistical mean reversion strategy. The indicators that are employed by the system include trend, momentum, and standard deviation calculations on the daily price movements of the futures contracts. All trading is on regulated electronic futures exchanges including stock index futures, currency futures, and interest rate, metal, energy, and agriculture futures.RobertTerpilowskiMr. 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. ThumbnailCTAs - Systematic7

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