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Eric Alt

Eric Alt
Hall Capital Partners

At a time when funds of hedge funds are under fire, Eric Alt, the head of the absolute-­return group at Hall Capital Partners, is working to reinvent the concept. The 44-year-old helps run the San Francisco–based firm’s $6 billion hedge fund program, advising managers on strategic direction. He serves on the advisory boards of Fortress Credit Opportunities Fund and Mount Kellett Capital Partners.

Alt, who has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, began his career in 1989 as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Dallas. Following stints doing equity-linked new issues for investment banks Robertson Stephens and Piper Jaffray & Co. in San Francisco, he joined Hall in 2006. Two years later he was appointed to the four-­person investment review committee for the firm, which oversees more than $22 billion in total assets. In that role he has helped pick 18 new investments after nearly 1,000 meetings with prospective hedge fund managers.

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Name Firm
Eric Alt Hall Capital Partners
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Clayton DeGiacinto Axonic Capital
Benjamin Durrant ICG Advisors
Jennifer Fan Arrowhawk Capital Partners
Joshua Fink Enso Capital Management
Pierre-Henri Flamand Edoma Capital Partners
Gareth Henry Fortress Investment Group
Erez Kalir Sabretooth Capital Management
Katie Kalvoda Newport Wealth Management
Edward Keller Morgan Stanley
Andrew Laurino Credit Suisse
Svetlana Lee Varna Capital
Gary Lehrman Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Greth Lester Perella Weinberg Partners
Greg Lippmann LibreMax Capital
J. Jason Mitchell GLG Partners
Gaurav Patankar Lockheed Martin Investment
Management Co.
Craig Perry Sabretooth Capital Management
Scott Pittman Mount Sinai Medical Center
Gregory Racz Hutchin Hill Capital
Angela Samfilippo Pine River Capital Management
Jill Schurtz Robeco-Sage Capital Management
Jonathan Shafter Boston Provident
Steven Simmons Maxim Group
Scott Sinclair Cascabel Management
Faisal Syed Pamli Capital Management
Morgan Sze Azentus Capital Management
Oliver Wiener BTIG
Patrick Wolff Grandmaster Capital Management