Commonfund, an institutional investment firm serving non-profits, pension funds and other institutional investors, has appointed current managing director Kristofer S Kwait as head of hedge fund research.
Kwait, a 12 year veteran of the firm, has had a significant influence on the hedge fund team. In addition to manager selection, he has also supervised the group's quantitative analytics team, a role which has been integral to the group's portfolio construction, quantitative due diligence and ongoing risk management processes.
“Since joining Commonfund, Kris has been instrumental in our ability to set a high standard in manager identification and selection, portfolio analysis, due diligence and investment monitoring,” says Nicholas De Monico, chief executive officer, Commonfund hedge fund strategies group. “Kris’ ability to navigate both the qualitative and quantitative sides of the business has been a key element of our success in offering customised hedge fund investment solutions.”