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Chicago Equity Partners hires Brian Portnoy as head of alternatives and strategic initiatives

Chicago Equity Partners has hired Brian Portnoy as Managing Director and Head of Alternatives and Strategic Initiatives.

In this newly formed role, Portnoy will report to the firm's President, Patrick Lynch, and will help to lead the firm’s ongoing efforts in creating innovative solutions for the firm’s institutional clientele. The role will involve leveraging the firm’s internal equity and fixed income capabilities, as well as externally pursuing select partnerships. Previously, Portnoy served as Portfolio Manager and Director of Research at the Vestian Group, Associate Head of Hedge Fund Research at Mesirow Advanced Strategies, and Senior Analyst at Morningstar. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and masters and Ph.D. in international political economy from the University of Chicago. Portnoy also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

“Chicago Equity Partners has long been a leader in working with sophisticated institutional clients in delivering fundamentally-oriented, research-intensive, and process-driven investment solutions. As the formerly distinct worlds of traditional and alternative investments converge, our clients expect sound and creative solutions regardless of labels,” says Mr Lynch. “Brian brings to the table a broad experience and network in both the alternative and traditional industries. As a seasoned leader with demonstrated institutional experience, we are thrilled that Brian has joined us to help direct the firm in the future.”


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