BlackRock’s Ted Logan and Mark Everitt to join Lausanne Summit

Ted Logan, director, and Mark Everitt, managing director at BlackRock will take on the issue of alternative investments within the Ucits framework, when they speak at the upcoming InvestmentEurope Pan-European Summit Lausanne 2016, 19-21 April.

While uncorrelated returns have become even more important to source in the ongoing investment environment, it is not necessarily a straighforward process to identify and manage such assets. As such, Logan and Everitt will outline how diversified exposure to alpha sources through careful manager selection can help investors.

Logan, director, is a member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions team. He is responsible for product strategy, marketing and client service for BlackRock’s fund of hedge funds products. He  joined the firm in 2012 and has significant experience in alternative investments, having served in marketing and business development roles at GLC Limited and Aspect Capital where he was marketing director and director of North American Sales respectively. Prior to joining Aspect Capital in 2002, he was an associate at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. Logan earned a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1993.

Everitt, CFA, managing director, is a member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions team. He is the head of Risk Management for BAA and is a member of the BAA Investment Committee and the BAA Management Committee. He is also an affiliate instructor for the University of Washington teaching Computational Finance and Risk Management. Everitt’s service with the firm dates back to 2004, including his years with Quellos Group, LLC, of which the alternative investment management business was acquired by BlackRock in 2007. At Quellos, he was a principal responsible for overseeing the Risk Management Group.

From 2000 to 2003, he was a managing director for Market and Liquidity Risk with BNP Paribas, leading a team responsible for risk management in fixed income, equity and commodity products in the Americas. He joined BNP Paribas London in 1995, where he was the global head of the Counterparty Risk and Portfolio Analysis team, developing risk methodologies and sponsoring system developments which measured counterparty exposure risk and economic capital for derivative products. From 1988 to 1995, Everitt was a senior consultant at Price Waterhouse Management Consultants, as well as with NatWest Markets, where he completed the Graduate Program. He earned a BSc degree, with joint honors, in geography and topographic science from the University of Wales in 1988. He has passed all the qualifying examinations for an Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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