This content is from: Portfolio

Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Javier Dyer

Javier Dyer
Permal Group


Javier Dyer began trading high-yield and emerging-­markets debt after going to work for Atlantic Security Bank in Miami in 1999, shortly after the native Peruvian earned his undergraduate degree in business from the Universidad de Lima. His boss ran a small fund of hedge funds, and Dyer would occasionally meet with hedge fund managers while at the bank. In 2003, Dyer left to get an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he interned at a merger-­arbitrage fund run by New York–based hedge fund firm Tiedemann Investment Group. That experience helped him land a job at New York–based Permal Group, a $20 billion alternative-­investment manager that liked Dyer’s credit background and appointed him to head the firm’s flagship fixed-­income-­focused fund of hedge funds. Dyer, 38, has grown the business from $900 million in assets to about $4.5 billion and is now deputy chief investment officer for the overall fund-of-hedge-funds business.

Hedge Fund Rising Stars
NAMEFIRM
Rick GersonFalcon Edge Capital
David Ben-UrCaxton Alternative Management LP
Atwood ''Porter'' CollinsSeawolf Capital
Adam FisherCommonwealth Opportunity Capital
Grace Gu BlackRock
Jason Karp Carlson Capital
Akiva Katz Bow Street
Laurie Katz GoldenTree Asset Management
Ingrid Kiefer Canyon Partners
Simon KrinskyHall Capital Partners
Carrie Lo California State Teachers Employees Retirement System
Drew McKnightFortress Investment Group
Marina Mekhlis Rocaton Investment Advisors
Neil MessingBureau of Asset Management, New York City
Gideon Nieuwoudt Silver Creek Capital Management
Ricky Nardis UBS Alternative Investment Solutions
Vinay Nair Ada Investments
Sean MurphyGame Creek Capital
Kimberly Mounts MAP Alternative Asset Management Company
Tony WaskiewiczSisters of Mercy Health Systems
Andrew Tsai Chalkstream Capital Group
David Solomon Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Howard Shainker Bow Street
Danny Sachnowitz Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust
Justin Press BTIG
Dean Curnutt Macro Risk Advisors
James Grossman Pennsylvania Public School Employees'' Retirement System
Chris Paolino Hartford Investment Management
Mick McGuireMarcato Capital Management

Related Content