Alternatives Watch provides a 360-degree view of investor mandate activity across hedge funds, private equity, private credit, infrastructure, and real estate sectors. With thousands of investment strategies to choose from with billions of dollars up for grabs, our business is to provide the industry with an accurate and timely snapshot of the most innovative and entrepreneurial segment of asset management encompassing institutional investors, managers, deals and service providers.
Susan Barreto, Editor
Susan Barreto is an award-winning journalist who has worked for a number of global financial publications including Pensions & Investments, HFM Week, Absolute Return, InvestHedge and Lipper HedgeWorld. Much of her career has been covering the global finance industry with an institutional investment focus covering pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices for more than two decades. She has covered hedge fund strategies most recently as Editor-at-Large for HFM Global.
Hugh Leask, Contributor
Hugh Leask is a journalist and editor who has written about investment management and capital markets since 2005. His work has appeared in several titles including Hedgeweek, EuroHedge, Institutional Investor News, Global Capital/EuroWeek, and Real Estate Finance & Investment. Based in London, he covered the rise and fall of Europe’s mortgage-backed securities and CDO markets during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Since 2013, he has focused on the global hedge fund industry.
Tim Everett, Contributor
Tim Everett is a CFA has over 20 years investment experience at well-known mutual funds and hedge funds with an expertise in investor relations and business development. Previously, he was an institutional portfolio manager at K2 Advisors, a $10 billion fund of hedge funds owned by Franklin Templeton. During his tenure at K2 Advisors, Tim met regularly with bank financial advisors, high-net-worth clients and family offices in the U.S., London and Latin America.
Mark Fortune, Contributor
Mark Fortune has more than 30 years of experience as a financial writer and editor, with a focus on institutional investment management. He has worked in various editorial roles at organizations that include Institutional Investor, Pageant Media, Markets Group and, most recently, at New York investment management firm Cohen & Steers.
Ann C. Logue
Ann Logue is a writer specializing in business and finance. Her most recent book is “The Complete Idiot’s Guide: Options Trading” (Alpha 2016). She lives in Chicago.
Nancy Vailakis, Contributor
Nancy Vailakis is the Principal of Ancram IRBD™, a boutique placement agency and investor relations, marketing + publicity firm focused on the private funds industry. Focused on business development for private funds + deals in the private credit, private equity (growth equity + buyout), hedge fund and real estate sectors, and service providers, Nancy has 17 years of alternative asset management industry experience as a business development, marketing and investor relations professional, and over 20 years of experience in financial services overall.