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The 2016 Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Mark Gurevich

With his gift for math, the Ropes & Gray lawyer helps hedge fund firms to crunch the contractual numbers.

Mark Gurevich
Ropes & Gray

Not many people can say they have chemistry with activist investors. For Mark Gurevich, however, it’s in his background. Now a partner at the New York office of international law firm Ropes & Gray, Gurevich, 38, earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before heading to Harvard Law School with plans to specialize in patent law, although he found his true calling on the negotiation side of the business.

Changing his academic focus to corporate law, Gurevich got his start at Ropes as a summer associate in 2003. After graduating with his JD in 2004, he joined the firm full-time; over the past 12 years, he has carved out a niche as an in-house math whiz. When hedge fund and other private firms have questions about fee mechanisms, expense allocations or the numbers in a contract, they call on Gurevich to make sense of it all. His other roles include advising institutional investors and a seed fund platform on their allocations to third-party hedge fund managers. Gurevich can translate more than deals between the buy and sell sides: He grew up with multiple perspectives on life. At age 15 he had to learn to navigate public high school in suburban Chicago after emigrating from his native Moscow.

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Hedge Fund Rising Stars of 2016

Jessye Ball
Millennium Mgmt
Sarah Berner
Aristeia Capital
Jenna Bussman-Wise
AIG Investments
Maureen Chang
Point72 Asset Mgmt
Dennis Chenfu
Charles Dufresne Jr.
Sciens Capital Mgmt
William Freda
Graticule Asset Mgmt Asia
Samantha Greenberg
Margate Capital
Mark Gurevich
Ropes & Gray
Tal Gurion
Mariner Glen Oaks
Craig Huie
University of California
Yusef Kassim
Blue Harbour Group
Florian Kronawitter
White Square Capital
Vikram Kumar
TT International
Brandon Levin
Jana Partners
Jonathan Levin
George Weiss Associates
Brett Minarik
Ian Monroe
Etho Capital
Jason Morrow
Utah Retirement Systems
Pierre-Adrien Nicolas
Squarepoint Capital
Jamie Pabst
Green Owl Capital Mgmt
Parag Pande
Blackstone Group
Agata Praczuk
Max Saffian
Fortress Investment Group
Matt Satnick
MSD Partners
Eric Singer
Viex Capital Advisors
Katina Stefanova
Marto Capital
Reginald Tucker
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Michael Wang
Cypress Funds
Sean Wygovsky
Polar Asset Mgmt Partners

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