Jigar Patel, MSFE, CFA
Jigar Patel will discuss current trends in hedge funds; various hedge fund strategies, new frontiers in hedge fund investing (hedge fund clones, ETFs, etc.), and careers in hedge funds.
Jigar Patel is a senior investment analyst responsible for hedge fund strategy research and due diligence within the Multi-Manager Investment Program's (MMIP) Alternatives Investment Team. Atlantic Trust is a private wealth management firm with $15.2 billion in assets under management and is a fully owned subsidiary of Invesco Jigar currently co-manages a $750 million portfolio allocated to hedge funds. Prior to joining Atlantic Trust in 2007, Jigar worked as a research analyst for Asset Alliance, a $3.2 billion hedge fund of funds, analyzing various hedge fund strategies. He also assisted the head of research in portfolio construction and hedge fund manager due diligence. Prior to Asset Alliance, Jigar worked for Bank of America as an analyst in their interest rate derivatives group. He started his career as an institutional program trader employing quantitative strategies at Bank of New York's QETG trading desk. Jigar is an active committee member of the Boston Society of Security Analysts' Alternative Investment Group and also holds his Series 7, 55 and 63 licenses. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in financial engineering with honors from Polytechnic. Jigar currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.