Core Team

Grant Birdwell

Member, Investment Committee

Previously the senior portfolio manager of the Strategic Partnership Network portfolio at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, $6bn global multi-asset class portfolio. As part of that, he also oversaw research efforts that were geared towards developing better ways to manage risk and allocate capital in a global context.

Prior to that, he spent several years with Morgan Stanley Investment Management as part of their Institutional Advisory Group, collaborating on multi-asset class solutions for large institutional investors. 

Grant began his career at Morgan Stanley in their Fixed Income Division. BA in Finance from Texas A&M University.

 

Christine Woodhouse

General Counsel & Member, Investment Committee

Previously General Counsel at Beachhead Capital Management, Christine is an attorney with 20+ years experience in investment management, and a frequent speaker on legal issues affecting the hedge fund industry. Christine also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University and Attorney-Adviser to the Export-Import Bank of the US, where she structured complex asset-backed financings for both sovereign and private borrowers.

As a senior associate at Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Christine represented the Airline Transportation Stabilization Board in designing and implementing the emergency loan guarantee program for the U.S. airline industry following September 11, 2001. She received her AB with honors from Stanford University and her MA and JD from the University of Virginia.

Rebecca Hellerstein, Ph.D.

Member, Investment Committee

Previously Managing Director at Investcorp and Head of Cross-Asset Investments, setting top-down asset allocation views across its Alternative Investment Solutions products and Senior Portfolio Manager of the flagship Dynamic Alt Beta Fund. 

Global Strategist and a member of the Investment Committee of the Global Multi-Asset Group at JP Morgan Asset Management, setting asset allocation views for its $120bn AuM. Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve for over a decade, developing and publishing econometric models and contributed regularly to monetary policy briefings.

A.B. from Harvard College, PhD from University of California at Berkeley.

Kyle McDaniel

Chief Investment Officer

Previously Managing Director of  Strategic Research and Partnerships at Whitebox Advisors. 

Also served as Chief Strategy Officer & Administrative Officer for Dorchester Capital Advisors, specializing in secondary and private markets in alternative assets. Kyle has served as the Chief Risk Officer for Teacher Retirement System Texas, and before that for an alternatives firm in Austin as well as serving as the Chief Investment Officer of a large multi-generational family office based in Houston. 

BA in Finance and Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).