Todd Walters - CEO, Spearhead Capital
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CEO at Spearhead Capital
Mr. Walters is the CEO and Managing Principal of Spearhead Capital, LLC.
Todd has over 16 years experience in the hedge fund industry working in Asia, Europe and the United States. He has spent much of his career focused on sourcing alternative investments for institutional and sophisticated investors globally as well as providing capital services for investment managers.
In 2008, Todd founded New Vernon Financial LLC, a predecessor to the acquisition of Spearhead Capital. Prior to New Vernon, Todd was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch within the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group (HFDMG) servicing the alternative investment needs of both private and institutional clients. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Todd was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he held several roles globally, including the Head of US Hedge Fund Coverage for Prime Services based in New York and Head of Europe and Asia Hedge Fund Coverage for Prime Services based in London. Before joining Credit Suisse, Todd established and co-managed Arden Asset Management’s London office. From 2000-2002 Todd was with Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage in Hong Kong and London focusing on Sales & Marketing as well as Capital Introductions. Todd started his career in 1996 with Wurfbain Management in Hong Kong managing Asian Capital Holdings, a fund of hedge fund solely dedicated to Asian market trading strategies.
Todd holds a BBA in Finance, Investments and Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.