Allen, Associate Partner, manages the New York office of the Liquid Alternatives Research Group. He brings 26 years of alternative investment experience.
Before joining Aon Hewitt in September 2014, he was Chief Investment Officer at Altegris Advisors where he managed the research group and was Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm’s liquid alternative funds. Allen was previously a Managing Director at Bank of America where he built and directed the hedge fund portfolio investment team and additionally oversaw numerous hedge fund products across diverse strategies. He has significant experience in the alternative investment industry, particularly in the areas of investment research and portfolio management across multiple investment strategies.
Allen’s previous experience includes responsibility as Managing Director, Head of Research for Optima Fund Management, an investment advisory firm specializing in alternative investments. He began his alternative investment career at Moore Capital Management managing asset allocation and research for hedge fund multi-manager products.
Allen earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and BA in Finance from the University of Maryland. As a volunteer, Allen is an Investment Committee member for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.