I currently operate as the CIO of Tradex Global Advisors and I focus my time on creating portfolios with specific strategy and performance targets. I have spent 10 years honing my skills in mortgage derivative trading, mortgage backed securities and structured credit. After 2008, I made a real change in our operational due diligence process, implementing an internal/external model. At Tradex, the core competency is to focus on small niche hedge fund managers in order to create single strategy hedge funds, multi-strategy hedge fund of funds and customized managed account portfolios. The current focus of Tradex Global Advisors is to re-create the "old" FoF model with new liquid, transparent, very specific investment opportunities. The three opportunities which we are focusing on today are: 1) short biased hy corporate credit opportunities 2) liquid mortgage strategies 3) portfolio vol, equity and liquid mortgage strategies Prior Experiences Mr. Beattie directs all investment activities and has managed assets primarily for large European pension funds since 2005. He has substantial institutional trading and private investment management experience, including prior to co-founding Tradex Global Advisors, the co-management of the Select Access family of fund of funds from 2002-2004. From 1987 to 2001, he was a partner with Virgo, a $100 Million manufacturing company where he was responsible for strategic development and design, as well as for running the company’s receivables book. Mr. Beattie has been a successful private investor for over 30 years. Investing in hedge funds since 1998, he managed family fund of hedge funds including long/short equity, derivatives, index hedging and commodity futures. Tradex has recently launched a "short biased HY fund" and as CIO Michael Beattie has been spending time in the HY market. "we had this trade on in 07,08 and had a very high rate of return in 26 months, we think this cycle will be more advantageous" says Beattie.