Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Justin Press

Justin Press

Justin Press, co-head of prime brokerage at New York–based global trading and fund services firm BTIG, spied an opportunity in 2004. Press, a nephew of Joel Press, an accountant and founding figure in hedge fund services, was then working as head of Midwestern prime brokerage sales for UBS. He realized that as hedge fund firms were growing into massive, multibillion-dollar businesses, large prime brokerages were paying less and less attention to smaller hedge fund firms. So eight years ago Press, now 38, moved to San Francisco–based broker-dealer Baypoint Trading and began building up its prime brokerage group. In 2005, when Baypoint merged with New York–based Bass Trading, Press became co-head of the prime brokerage business at the new entity, BTIG. Today, BTIG has more than 325 hedge funds on its prime brokerage books.

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David Ben-Ur Caxton Alternative Management LP
Atwood ‘Porter’ Collins Seawolf Capital
Javier Dyer Permal Group
Adam Fisher Commonwealth Opportunity Capital
Grace Gu BlackRock
Jason Karp Carlson Capital
Akiva Katz Bow Street
Laurie Katz GoldenTree Asset Management
Ingrid Kiefer Canyon Partners
Simon Krinsky Hall Capital Partners
Carrie Lo California State Teachers Employees Retirement System
Drew McKnight Fortress Investment Group
Marina Mekhlis Rocaton Investment Advisors
Neil Messing Bureau of Asset Management, New York City
Gideon Nieuwoudt Silver Creek Capital Management
Ricky Nardis UBS Alternative Investment Solutions
Vinay Nair Ada Investments
Sean Murphy Game Creek Capital
Kimberly Mounts MAP Alternative Asset Management Company
Tony Waskiewicz Sisters of Mercy Health Systems
Andrew Tsai Chalkstream Capital Group
David Solomon Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Howard Shainker Bow Street
Danny Sachnowitz Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust
Dean Curnutt Macro Risk Advisors
James Grossman Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System
Chris Paolino Hartford Investment Management
Mick McGuire Marcato Capital Management