Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, Multi-Alternative
Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers is a $1.8 billion (as of 6.30.17) investment manager founded in 1978 with 39 years of experience focusing on market neutral hedge fund strategies. They launched the Weiss Alternative Balanced Risk strategy in December 2015 to give mutual fund investors access to their market neutral hedge fund for the first time. With access to 19 unique hedge fund strategies, each with a track record of at least 10 years, the Balanced Risk strategy seeks to provide investors with traditional fixed income-like returns with less volatility.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Visser joined Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers LLC in 2005 and is the chief investment officer as well as portfolio manager for the Domestic Macro strategy. Prior to that, he was the founding managing partner of Anchor Point Asset Management, a global macro fund, where he was responsible for the investment process, investment decisions and risk management. A former managing director at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Visser traded various global equity derivative books for nine years after spending two initial years as a controller. He opened the Morgan Stanley office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and managed the derivative sales and trading effort there during the 1997–1998 emerging market crisis. Upon his return to New York in 1999, he managed a multi-billion dollar notional index option portfolio and was a member of the Equity Division Risk Committee. He is a cum laude graduate of Manhattan College.
Charles S. Crow, IV
Mr. Crow joined Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers in 2013. Prior to joining Weiss, he was a Vice President in Sales & Trading at Morgan Stanley where he primarily focused on fundamental factors, quantitative portfolio construction and long/short investment strategies. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2007, Mr. Crow designed and implemented an automated market-making system utilizing statistical arbitrage theory at ArtIsoft, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous professional publications within the quantitative space, as well as academic articles in the Operations Research Journal (INFORMS) and the Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal. He received his MS degree in Operations Research from Columbia University and BS degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Olanow joined Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers in 2005. Currently, he is a member of the portfolio management team. Prior to that, he worked as a member of the Macro strategy team for nine years and was responsible for fundamental and quantitative research, as well as algorithmic trade management. Prior to joining Weiss, Mr. Olanow spent two years at Anchor Point Asset Management as a quantitative analyst. Mr. Olanow began his investment career as a research analyst with Citibank Global Asset Management. He holds a BA in Economics from Emory University.