Context Asset Management Names Rowe to CSO Role

Jun 6 2016 | 11:19pm ET

Liquid alternatives provider Context Asset Management has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Matt Rowe as chief strategy officer. 

Rowe will join the Context Capital Markets leadership team and oversee several key functions for the company, including investments, strategy, risk management, distribution, operations and marketing. He will report to Ron Biscardi, co-founder and CEO, as well as president and CIO John Culbertson.

Rowe brings nearly 20 years of multi-asset class investing and corporate strategy experience across alternatives to his new role. Prior to joining Context, Mr. Rowe served as head of liquid strategies at Achievement Asset Management, where he was responsible for all aspects of business development, portfolio management, compliance, operations and investor relations. He also held positions as portfolio manager at PEAK6 Advisors and head of trading at Tamalpais Asset Management. Previously, he was senior portfolio manager of Marin Capital Partners, covering convertible securities, capital structure arbitrage and volatility strategies. He started his career as an options trader for London International Trading

Since 2013, Context has completed a series of strategic steps to build an alternatives specialist platform that supports managers with differentiated strategies across both liquid and illiquid markets. Recent highlights include diversifying its investment products to the growing area of alternative mutual funds, launching Context Summits to connect allocators and fund managers, and acquiring Jensen Partners, a global recruiting firm that advises and executes in the sourcing of strategic recruitment of leading capital raising executives. 

“Matt’s addition represents a key milestone in the evolution of the Context brand and his background is completely aligned with the culture of our firm,” said Biscardi in a statement. 

“Matt brings considerable leadership and investment management experience to Context and will play a critical role in the continued growth of our investment platform,” added Culbertson. 

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, Context Capital Partners is an alternative specialist company whose subsidiaries offer a diverse range of investment strategies, including hedge funds, liquid alternatives mutual funds, and private equity funds. The firm’s subsidiary businesses include Context Jensen Partners, Context Summits, Context Asset Management, Context BH Capital Management, Context Liberty Bell, Titan Capital Management and Adams Business Credit. Since inception, Context has led hedge fund seed deals totaling more than $300 million.


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