AlphaMetrix, a research and investment platform for managed futures and other liquid alpha strategies, today announced the launch of AlphaMetrix Financial Investigations.
The new due diligence group complements AlphaMetrix Alternative Investment Advisors, overseen by Dr. Ranjan Bhaduri, which provides ongoing research on over 1,000 individual managed futures and liquid alpha programs.
AlphaMetrix Financial Investigations is headed by David Fisher, Managing Director, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service.
The group is responsible for conducting comprehensive background investigations of trading managers and their companies, as part of AlphaMetrix's overall due diligence process. With today's heightened awareness of the risks associated with poor due diligence, AlphaMetrix Financial Investigations will also offer its comprehensive security services to outside organizations, such as institutional investors, exchanges, banks and more.
"AlphaMetrix has always been known for our deep trading manager research capabilities, and the new Financial Investigations group takes that to an even higher level, with comprehensive background checks and reviews of operational risk," said Aleks Kins, CEO of AlphaMetrix.
"This type of due diligence work takes a consummate professional, so we are particularly excited to have someone of David Fisher's caliber on board to build AlphaMetrix Financial Investigations into a thriving organization," he added.
About David Fisher
David Fisher is Managing Director at AlphaMetrix Financial Investigations. In this role, he heads the group's due diligence process. He is also responsible for promoting a secure environment for the company's physical assets and intellectual property and the development of best practices in the area of cyber security. Fisher has a strong domestic and international investigative background in financial fraud, background investigations, security planning and electronic crimes.
Prior to joining AlphaMetrix Financial Investigations, Fisher was with the U.S. Secret Service for 24 years, most recently as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office, the agency's fourth largest office.
In addition to responsibilities associated with the Secret Service's well-known role protecting the President, Vice President and visiting Heads of State,[i] Fisher also brings extensive experience from the agency's core investigative mission into financial institution fraud, computer and telecommunications fraud, false identification documents, access device fraud, advance fee fraud, electronic funds transfers and money laundering.
While with the U.S. Secret Service, he developed external information- sharing partnerships with corporate, financial, banking, IT, academic and law enforcement sectors; protected four U.S. Presidents and numerous Heads of State; and planned for significant events with national security implications. Other relevant experience while at the U.S. Secret Service includes the development of security policies, programs, procedures, and operations; supervision of complex fraud, financial crimes and intelligence and background investigations; emergency preparedness, crisis management and continuity of operations planning; and information security and operational security program compliance.
Fisher has a bachelor's in law enforcement and business administration from the University of Maryland.