Guidance capital appoints senior research associate

Guidance Capital LLC has hired Peter Carl as a Senior Research Associate to focus on hedge fund manager research and risk management

He will also act as a member of the firm's Investment Committee.

Like the other members of the committee, Carl has extensive experience managing money. Prior to joining Guidance, he was Chief Operating Officer of Explorer Fund Advisors, where he developed and launched a quantitative global macro hedge fund. While at Explorer, Carl was responsible for portfolio and risk management, and infrastructure development. 

Before starting Explorer in 2002, Carl was an Executive Director at UBS where he developed risk management services for hedge funds. While at UBS, he also managed an exclusive relationship with Prediction Company, an independent research and development firm, to create an equity market-neutral proprietary trading business. 

Prior to UBS, Carl worked for O'Connor and Associates, a boutique options-trading firm that was acquired by Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC) in 1992. SBC merged with UBS in 1998.

Carl earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he focused on finance, and se also holds a BS in Industrial Engineering/Management Science from Northwestern University. 

Background notes: Guidance Capital LLC manages over USD 500 million in multi-manager hedge fund products in three categories: low-volatility absolute-return, long-biased equity long/short, and managed futures. The firm was founded in 2001 and has offices in Chicago and Delaware.

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