Alpha Capital Research, LLC
Richard Rego, CFA, Partner
Chief Investment Officer
Richard founded Alpha Capital Research, LLC in 1997 as a registered investment advisor specializing in hedge funds and other alternative assets. The firm’s first pooled investment vehicle, the Araca Multi-Strategy fund was also created at that time.Richard is a 1982 graduate of Cornell University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Management in 1985. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Richard’s career in the financial markets spans a 30 year period beginning in 1984 as proprietary trader for Chemical Bank trading money market futures, options and hedging interest rate caps and floors. In 1986 he was hired by Intermarket Capital Associates, an investment limited partnership engaging in domestic and foreign interest rate arbitrage. Richard was responsible for option trading and the development of a non-discretionary futures trading system. In 1991 he co-founded New West Asset Management for trading of institutional clients’ funds in a diversified portfolio of foreign and domestic financial futures contracts. In 1993 Richard joined Weiss International Management, a $1 Billion hedge fund advisor using market neutral trading strategies in most of the world’s largest equity markets. Richard became the first portfolio manager at the firm to concentrate on international fixed income trading strategies, which included yield curve, basis, swaps, options and cross border trading of Agency and Sovereign debt issues. Richard left the firm in November of 1996 to focus on directing his own investments and establish Alpha Capital.
Scott Brody, Partner
Scott graduated with a BA in International Politics and Economics from the University of Vermont in 1986 and earned a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University in 1988. He spent the following 2 years re-positioning the family’s wholesale distribution business before it was sold to McKesson in 1991. Scott then entered the securities business trading fixed income products for Mid-Atlantic institutional clients primarily at Smith Barney and PaineWebber until 1994. In 1994, Scott joined Wainwright Asset Management as a fixed income portfolio manager. This led to the formation of Brody Capital Management, Inc. in 1996, where Scott focused on alternative investments in hedge fund, real estate, and private equity. From that platform, Scott began co-managing The Araca Multi-Strategy Fund with Richard Rego in January 1999, and then he formally merged into Alpha Capital Research in 2001.
Jim Moonier, Partner
Jim has over twenty five years of experience in the financial services industry both with Morgan Stanley and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York. His last position was as a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Singapore office. During his career he was responsible for the management and oversight of a full range of institutional sales and trading businesses including Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Equities and Private Wealth Management. He has extensive global experience (almost 20 years overseas) including roles in Singapore, New York, Tokyo and Taipei. Jim has been involved in the hedge fund industry for over fifteen years -- developing hedge fund coverage businesses at Morgan Stanley, as an individual investor, and now as a Principal of Alpha Capital Research. Jim graduated from Princeton University receiving a Bachelors Degree in Politics with concentrations in East Asian Studies and Russian Studies. He is a certified board director having successfully completed corporate governance training programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Jim’s academic pursuits include studies abroad at both Leningrad State University in the Soviet Union and the Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. Jim is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Le Jardin Academy, a private educational institution in Hawaii.
Michael Alexander, Managing Director
Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and his MBA in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Michael spent nineteen years with Aetna’s investment management group performing a variety of functions within their Real Estate Investment department, Portfolio Management Group and Alternative Investments. Within these organizations, Michael was responsible for conducting real estate valuation, project management, asset/liability planning, forecasting investment income and investment strategy allocation. In 2000, Michael moved into an investment management position within Aetna’s Alternative Investment Group. Michael helped build and manage Aetna’s $500 million dollar hedge fund program. During his tenure, Michael was primarily responsible for identifying, analyzing, and assessing investment opportunities within the hedge fund arena. This included performing due diligence and quantitative analysis on new and existing managers, portfolio strategy allocation and member of the investment committee. In addition, Mike was responsible for all operational aspects of running the fund.