Global Advisory Board
Ed has over 15 years’ experience in the alternative investment industry. He is the Founder of Sky Blue Direct, a hedge fund operational consulting firm, and an independent fund director with Sound Fund Advisors.
Previously, Ed was a Founder and the Chief Operating Officer of a long-short equity hedge fund based in Hong Kong from 2017 to 2021. Ed built and managed all aspects of the hedge fund operations including the day-to-day fund and management company operations, compliance and investor relations.
From 2006 to 2017, Ed was an Investment Strategy Head for Mesirow Advanced Strategies, a multi-billion dollar global fund of hedge funds, in both the United States and Hong Kong. His responsibilities included manager investment and operational due diligence, strategy analysis and manager monitoring. Ed also worked in the equity research department at William Blair & Company and as an investment professional in family office, having started his career as a financial statement auditor at a Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC).
He received a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. In addition, Ed was a CFA charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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