Lauralouise Duffy is a Principal and the CEO of Global Fund Exchange since 2006. Under Ms. Duffy, the group has launched in excess of USD$ 2 billion of both established as well as emerging hedge fund products out of the Cayman Islands.
Ms. Duffy carries out the fund management activities including portfolio construction, manager selection, due diligence, macro overlay, asset allocation and portfolio management from the New York headquarters.
For 6 years prior to Global Fund Exchange, Ms. Duffy was a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of FNY Capital, the alternative investment arm of First New York Securities. Since the year 2000, Ms. Duffy has managed the operations, compliance and administration of 11 hedge funds totaling in excess of $1.2 billion and additionally managed a $350 million managed account platform of outside hedge funds for the firm.
Prior to 2000, Ms. Duffy also served as
Lauralouise Duffy has spent more than 22 years running the operations, due diligence, administration and compliance for hedge funds, fund of funds, and investment businesses in geographies around the world including Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and South America. Strategies have included global macro, energy, commodities, emerging markets, public and private equities.
Ms. Duffy has extensive experience working in risk management, manager due diligence, legal, compliance, product structuring and development, and all areas of hedge fund operational management.
An active philanthropist, Ms. Duffy is the co-founder and Vice President of the Little Baby Face Foundation focused on reconstructive surgeries for babies born with severe deformation, and the Co-Founder of Terra Primus Foundation - Earth, First! Ms. Duffy lives in New York, is married, has three sons and 2 golden retrievers and a yellow lab.
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