Gerry Coughlin

Gerry is founder and Managing Partner of Oakpoint Advisors. He is responsible for business development and manages Oakpoint’s strategic GP relationships. As the head of Oakpoint’s Capital Team, Gerry manages the firm’s institutional capital marketing business and oversees all aspects of capital formation. Gerry was formerly the President of Vinik Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar equity long/short fund. In that capacity, Gerry was charged with restructuring the entire infrastructure of Vinik Asset Management and ensuring the firm met all standards of “best practices”. He was directly responsible for Finance, Marketing, Operations, Trading and Technology, as well as being one of five members of the Management Committee. Gerry spent 20 years of his career at Morgan Stanley. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1989 in the Equity Controllers group, working in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. He established Morgan Stanley’s equity trading and sales trading for Southeast Asia in Singapore, before moving to Hong Kong in 1999 to run regional sales trading, and ultimately assuming responsibility for Asia distribution globally. Gerry returned to New York in 2004 as a member of the Prime Brokerage Executive Committee, where he assumed responsibility for Capital Introductions and Business Consulting. In 2006, Gerry was named Global Head of Sales, where he was responsible for overall coverage of the firm’s prime brokerage clients, as well as any new business. He holds a BS in Finance with honors from Northeastern University. Gerry is FINRA registered series 7, 9, 10, 63, 79 and 24.