Bridge Alternatives, a financial services firm specializing in investment advisory and derivatives brokerage, announced today that Ian Ram has joined the firm as a Partner. Ian will bring his knowledge and experience from senior roles in both the investment management and investment banking space to the Bridge Alternatives platform as they look to enhance their offering.
“I am very excited to join Bridge Alternatives and work alongside a team I have respected for many years” said Ian. “the firm has a unique set of proven skills that add value to institutional managers and investors alike. The alternative investment space is continually evolving so meeting the needs of participants requires the innovation and knowledge that Bridge offers.”
Prior to joining Bridge, Ian was Chief Operating Officer for Rotella Capital Management from June 2016 to June 2018. Before that Ian worked for Societe Generale as Co-Head of Cross-Asset Sales within the Prime Services division. Prior to that he was a Senior Director at Societe Generale’s legacy firms Newedge, Calyon Financial, Carr Futures, and Dean Witter. Ian’s experience includes managing a desk that served the execution and clearing needs of clients in the exchange-traded derivatives space, overseeing the structuring of investment vehicles including UCITS and private funds, evaluating venture investment terms, and enhancing operational efficiency in both buy-side and sell-side firms. Ian received his BA in Economics from Loyola University Chicago and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.
Keith Johnson, Managing Partner of Bridge Alternatives, commented: “We are excited to have Ian join the Bridge Alternatives team. His depth of experience in the derivatives space and network of relationships will be a key value-add for clients of our offering.”
About Bridge Alternatives
Bridge Alternatives is a financial services firm focused on derivatives clearing / execution, advisory and capital introduction services. Our team is comprised of experienced leaders who advise on all aspects of the fundraising process including market assessment, competitive positioning, investment structures, counterparty selection and ongoing market intelligence. In addition, Bridge Alternatives leverages its depth of knowledge in the brokerage space to deliver it’s clients a level of service that goes above and beyond what is currently being offered by traditional clearing and execution firms. Bridge Alternatives is based in Chicago.
Bridge Alternatives is registered as an Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”).
Keith Johnson, Managing Partner
Bridge Alternative Investments Inc.
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