Shelley Elson is a Research Analyst at Northern Trust Company of Connecticut. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2012, Ms. Elson was employed at Mercer Investments, where she was a Senior Associate on the Hedge Fund Manager Research Team, and Man Investments, where she was an Analyst on the Investment Sourcing team. In both roles, she had extensive manager selection and ongoing monitoring responsibilities for a number of single strategy hedge funds and fund of hedge funds. She started her career as a Consultant in Deloitte Consulting's Strategy and Operations practice. Ms. Elson received her BSBA in Finance, Political Science, and International Business from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing the CAIA (Certified Alternative Investment Analyst) designation.