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Hedge Fund Services Expert Biography

Tristan Thomas, CFA

Tristan Thomas, CFA

Director of Portfolio Strategy, Hedge Funds
Senior Vice President
Tristan Thomas is Director of Portfolio Strategy responsible for portfolio construction and monitoring and a member of the team’s Senior Investment Committee.  Prior to joining Northern Trust Mr. Thomas was a Strategy Head at Mesirow Advanced Strategies and a member of the Senior Investment Group.  He was responsible for the monitoring and sourcing of all strategies that fell outside of credit and equity including macro, commodities, relative value, multi-strategy, volatility, convertible arbitrage and reinsurance.  Prior to his role as a Strategy Head Mr. Thomas was a Senior Analyst covering all hedge fund strategies in Asia.  He began his career at Lehman Brothers where he was on the emerging markets fixed income desk focused on sovereign debt and derivatives.  He holds a Masters in Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA from the University of Wisconsin in Political Science and International Business.  Mr. Thomas is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.  He also holds his series 7 and 63 licenses.

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