Dr. Brian Altenburg is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Highmore. Prior to Highmore, Brian was the Global Head of Alternative Investments at Oppenheimer & Co. Brian joined Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. (OAM) in 2012 to head OAM’s Alternative Investments Group. While at Oppenheimer he refocused the group’s strategy and restructured the team into one of Oppenheimer’s most profitable businesses with various new investment additions to the platform before leaving to found Highmore. Oppenheimer’s Alternative Investments Group had in excess of $4 billion in assets at Brian’s departure.
Before leading Oppenheimer’s Alternative Investments Group, Brian was a Managing Director, Group Founder, and Global Head of Citibank’s TPG Alternative Solutions and TPG Asset Allocation Solutions at Citibank. In this role he was responsible for building out the firm’s customized hedge fund offering which provided custom hedge fund offerings to the firm’s more sophisticated clients. In his role he also acted as fund manager for the firm’s $2bn+ multi-strategy Umbrella Fund and launched and acted as portfolio manager for two concentrated hedge fund of funds. Prior to taking his role at Citibank, he was a Managing Director, Group Founder, and Head of Alternative Investment Solutions at Merrill Lynch (and pre-merger, for Bank of America). In this role at Merrill Lynch he was responsible for alternative investment asset allocation, custom hedge fund portfolios and post-merger, third party fund of fund offerings and due-diligence overseeing in excess of $15 billion.
Before joining Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Brian was a Senior Analyst at Man Investments (Man Group) in London and finally in New York where he focused on hedge fund seeding across various investment strategies. His role involved sourcing of manager opportunities, as well as the completion of due-diligence and monitoring on potential opportunities in a group with assets in excess of $25bn. Brian started his career at Key Asset Management, a European fund of hedge funds, where he was a member of the investment research team responsible for business development and investment team sourcing. Brian completed his D.Phil. from Oxford University, with a particular interest focused on the areas of organizational behavior and behavioral finance.
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