Specialties: 10+ years in research and portfolio management experience across multiple hedge fund strategies. Responsible for planning and deploying an absolute return portfolio for one of the world's largest endowments. Determined strategy and manager selection, portfolio composition, position sizing and deployment strategy. Active participation in investment committees and presentations to board of directors. Understanding of broad set of asset classes and strategies, including private equity and real estate. In 2008, I was the architect behind manager and strategy selection for the "Focused Recovery Fund", an opportunistic distressed fund, that remains among the top performing fund for the firm. Prior to being in current allocation role, I worked for eight years on the sell side, ultimately as a principal in leveraged finance, structured financing, credit underwriting and direct experience trading emerging markets. Additionally, I have been on the faculty of Finance at Monterrey Institute of Technology (part-time) and have participated as moderator on multiple panels in the hedge fund industry.