About Us

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

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.

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Margie Lindsay, Middle East and Asia Correspondent

Margie Lindsay

Margie Lindsay began her journalistic career at the Financial Times where she specialized initially in North Sea oil, European Union matters and eventually covered Eastern Europe, including the Soviet republics and Mongolia. She became editor of Hedge Funds Review in 2008. In 2015, she launched a digital publication, Alpha Journal, focused on alternative investment funds. She is the author of several books on a range of financial and business subjects and has extensive broadcasting and speaking experience.

Tim Everett, Contributor

Tim Everett

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 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 Valiakis, Contributor

Nancy Vailakis

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.