In his new role, Gantcher will spearhead the firm’s manager research, sourcing and due diligence efforts to identify, evaluate and include optimal managers in the Alternative Investment Group portfolios.
Sussman will direct the firm’s top-down research, identifying investment opportunities across strategies, industry sectors and geographies. He will also assume primary responsibility for sourcing and monitoring the firm’s event-driven and credit managers.
Both Gantcher and Sussman worked at Cadogan Management prior to joining Alternative Investment Group.
Gantcher was a partner and member of Cadogan’s investment committee. He joined the firm in 2005 and was responsible for sourcing and monitoring long/short equity, global macro and CTA managers, as well as portfolio construction. Prior to Cadogan, Gantcher was strategy head of Safra Asset Management’s (formerly Alpha Investment Management) Equity Hedge and Global Macro Investments, where he was a member of the firm’s investment and allocation committees and was responsible for long/short equity, global macro and CTA investments. He received a BA in Economics from Brown University, an MA in International Studies with a concentration in Latin America from The University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Sussman was a partner at Cadogan. He joined the firm in 2008, and was responsible for sourcing and monitoring credit and event-driven managers, including distressed, long/short credit, mortgage, and event-driven equity managers and portfolio construction. Prior to Cadogan, Sussman was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns where he spent nearly 13 years in the firm’s securitized products area. He holds a BA in Economics, magna cum laude, from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.