Of course, philanthropy is not always an indicator of virtue. Yet Krinsky, Karp and Shainker are not alone in trying to make a positive difference in their industry, their community and, often, the larger world.
Our search for this years Rising Stars began with a February call for nominations. These were vetted by Institutional Investors editorial staff based on additional research, reporting and observations. More names were solicited and vetted in turn. Every year the bar to inclusion on the list gets higher, and this years roster, IIs third annual, is no exception.
Six members of this years list work as investment officials of pension plans or endowments, including two Carrie Lo and Neil Messing who went from working in the private sector, at hedge funds or funds of hedge funds, to the public sector, where they are helping public pension funds in California and New York make their first hedge fund commitments. If hedge fund investing helps preserve capital and grow the returns of pension funds, endowments and other long-term capital pools, then they really can achieve a greater good.
With additional reporting by Ben Baris.
|Hedge Fund Rising Stars|
|Rick Gerson||Falcon Edge Capital|
|David Ben-Ur||Caxton Alternative Management LP|
|Atwood 'Porter' Collins||Seawolf Capital|
|Javier Dyer||Permal Group|
|Adam Fisher||Commonwealth Opportunity Capital|
|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|