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Hedge Fund Services Expert Biography

David R. Williams, CFA

David R. Williams, CFA

Associate Portfolio Manager

David R. Williams is an Associate Portfolio Manager for Northern Trust’s Fund of Hedge Funds products with over 11 years of experience in the investments field and the last 9 years focused on fund of hedge funds.   He works with both the fund of fund product offerings and the Custom Alternative Program (“CAP”) portfolios.

Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he spent seven years in portfolio management for Glenwood Capital, a large fund of hedge funds, and a subsidiary of the Man Group. He worked closely with the investment committee to analyze and propose portfolio changes that enabled programs to meet their investment mandates while adhering to their investment guidelines.  David holds a BS in Finance from Illinois State University and is completing the MBA program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Strategic Management.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.

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