FORT Management Expands To NYC, Adds Two Managing Directors

Apr 10 2014 | 12:39pm ET

Investment firm FORT Management—which has approximately $700 million in assets under management—is expanding its operations with the opening of a New York office and the hire of two managing directors.

Yves Balcer—who along with  Sanjiv Kumar founded the investment management firm 21 years ago—will head up FORT’s new office. He is being joined by two new managing directors—Alan Marantz and Douglas McKeige—who have come on board to direct business development and assist in overall firm management.
 
Marantz is experienced in institutional asset management, having spent 26 years at Lehman Brothers, where he held various leadership roles including global head of private investment management, global head of fixed income sales, head of fixed income Asia and global head of foreign exchange.
 
McKeige, an attorney, was formerly a managing partner with leading litigation firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman, known for its work prosecuting securities litigation cases on behalf of institutional investors globally. During his tenure, he helped Bernstein Litowitz advise clients in evaluating and commencing securities and other investor-related claims.
 
Prior to coming to FORT, Marantz and McKeige worked at a discretionary macro hedge fund in New York, where they jointly directed business development efforts.
 
"Sanjiv and I felt that this was the right time to establish a presence in New York and we could not be happier in having Alan Marantz and Doug McKeige join our new office and help lead our business development initiatives,” Balcer said. “Alan and Doug each have strong backgrounds in asset management and investor relations that will complement our existing team.  Having a New York location will allow us to have closer contact with our existing investors and create better access for prospective clients as we continue to grow FORT.”

FORT is an investment management firm focusing exclusively on systematic investment strategies. Over its 21 year history, FORT has developed and implemented four unique quantitative strategies along with a set of proprietary trade processing systems. The firm currently manages approximately $700 million in assets on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors worldwide.


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