Allen Cheng brings 20+ years of hedge fund and alternative investment experience to his role as Chief Investment Officer of Altegris Advisors where he is responsible for the Research and Investments Group. He is a member of the Altegris Investment Committee as well as a co-portfolio manager of the company’s family of mutual funds. Before joining Altegris, Allen served as Managing Director, Head of Fund of Funds Portfolio Management and Research at Bank of America’s Alternative Investment Group. In this position, Allen built and directed the hedge fund portfolio investment team and additionally oversaw numerous hedge fund products across diverse strategies. He has significant experience in the alternative investment industry, particularly in the area of identifying, selecting, and monitoring hedge fund managers across multiple investment disciplines. Allen’s previous experience includes responsibility as Managing Director, Head of Research for Optima Fund Management, an investment advisory firm specializing in alternative investments. He began his alternative investment career at Moore Capital Management managing asset allocation and research for hedge fund multi-manager products. Allen earned his BA in Finance from the University of Maryland and MBA from the University of Michigan.