Institutional Investor Magazine Announces the Hedge Fund Rising Stars of 2017

A Perry Capital spin out and head of opportunistic investments for New York State Common Retirement Fund are among the names on this year’s list of hedge fund up-and-comers.


Institutional Investor magazine, along with its sister publication Alpha, today announced the 2017 Hedge Fund Rising Stars, a list of 30 up-and-comers in the hedge fund industry.

Split between those working at hedge funds and those working for allocators that invest in hedge funds, the Rising Stars are nominated by their colleagues and industry peers. The stars will be honored at Institutional Investor’s Hedge Fund Industry Awards gala dinner, which is taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in New York on Wednesday, June 21. The complete list of Hedge Fund Rising Stars follows. For more about the dinner and information on attending, please visit the awards website.

Alexander Ahari


Brooke Beck

Marcato Capital Management


Ben Block

Ardsley Partners

Stephen Blundin

Verizon Investment Management Corp.

Adri Chaikin

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Martha deLivron

Texas Municipal Retirement System

Tim Garry

Pelorus Jack Capital

Nick Graziano

Venetus Partners

Edward Hetherington

UNC Management Co.

Cameron Khajavi

MIK Capital

Ryan Kus

New Holland Capital

William Maslovsky

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Allan Merrill

Eton Park Capital Management

Leigh Nisonson

Consonance Capital

Jed Nussbaum

Nut Tree Capital Management

Lynn O’Connell


Michael Orecchio

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

Tyson Pratcher

New York State Common Retirement Fund

Andrew Rechtschaffen

Arex Capital

Jason Rector

State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Sarah Samuels

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

Devinder Sangha

Albourne Partners

Ruchit Shah

Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Co.

Amy Sutter

Jafra Capital

Tarek Turaigi

KAUST Investment Management Co.

Scott Werthamer

Fortress Investment Group

Todd Westhus

Olympic Peak Asset Management

Seth Wunder

Black-and-White Capital

Katherine Yearwood

Bessemer Trust

Mi Zhou