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Northern Trust strengthens hedge fund investment team

Tristan Thomas has joined Northern Trust’s alternatives group as director of portfolio strategy for hedge funds and Greg Jones has joined as a hedge fund analyst.

As director of portfolio strategy, Thomas is responsible for portfolio construction and monitoring of funds-of-funds and custom programmes and is a member of the team’s senior investment committee.
 
He joins from Mesirow Financial in Chicago, where he was responsible for the monitoring and sourcing of hedge fund strategies.
 
Jones is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of macro, relative value, and commodity strategies across Northern Trust’s hedge fund programme, and joins from Cliffwater LLC.
 
“We are excited to add two talented and experienced members to our team in Chicago, building on our culture of strong collegiality and consensus-driven decision making for manager selection and portfolio construction,” says Robert Morgan, managing director of the Northern Trust alternatives group. “We seek to invest with managers who are able to provide strong performance through differentiated trade opportunities, and Tristan and Greg will play key roles in our process.”

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