Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Marina Mekhlis

Marina Mekhlis
Rocaton Investment Advisors

In a September 2011 white paper, Rocaton Investment Advisors research specialist Marina Mekhlis made what many in the asset management industry point to as a compelling case for including long-short equity managers in equity allocations. Mekhlis, 29, contends that long-short managers can be better at capital preservation and benefit from the flexibility of their investment mandate — though she warns that hedge fund managers require ongoing due diligence to protect against style drift and ensure adherence to proper risk management policies. At Norwalk, Connecticut–based investment consulting firm Rocaton, Mekhlis is responsible for evaluating hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and private equity firms. She has a BA in finance and economics from New York University and a JD from New York Law School. She joined Rocaton in the summer of 2010.

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