HedgeACT through its affiliate Griffin Asset Management LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor offering nationwide access to individual high net worth investors, and their professional advisors. Our goal is to source hard-to-find, unique managers who's fund attributes are non-correlated both to the equity and bond markets, and with each other. HedgeACT strives to generate consistent, positive returns with limited negative volatility.
HedgeACT undertakes rigorous due diligence to identify and provide access to premier boutique investment managers. Further, by using proprietary portfolio analytics software, we provide rigorous screening and ongoing monitoring. Working with the HedgeACT RIA team enables advisors and investors alike to feel confident that their investments are overseen with the highest level of fiduciary responsibility. With low introductory minimums and streamlined tax reporting, the HedgeACT Select family of products is the ideal instrument for today's sophisticated investor.
- Founded in 2014
- Offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Santa Barbara, Miami
- For Accredited and Qualified Clients
Michael E. Griffin has held executive level positions in the alternative investment management industry for the past 30 years. As the founder and CEO of HedgeACT, he is actively involved in the sourcing, research and due diligence of niche alternative strategies for the firm's wealth management clients.
As an executive director for a British merchant bank hedge fund subsidiary, Michael was responsible for investor relations, operations, credit, finance and sourcing over $750 million in investor capital deployed in a fixed income arbitrage strategy. Leveraging his knowledge and experience, Michael subsequently founded a hedge fund administration firm which administered $35 billion in assets across more than 300 hedge and private equity fund clients.
Michael's experience and deep understanding of alternative fund strategies, structures and operations give him a unique perspective in building unique alpha generating products.
Chad has been a successful entrepreneur in a wide variety of industries for three decades. He is a 17-year investment management professional and a pioneer in the application of technology to the financial advisory and investment management process. In 2000, he founded BridgePortfolio.com, a back-office technology that improved efficiency and transparency for hundreds of registered investment advisors across the country. Chad led that business to a successful exit via an acquisition by a larger financial services company in 2011.
Prior to founding BridgePortfolio.com, Chad purchased and grew to successful exits diverse businesses in the construction and food service industries. Chad also has been and continues to be a very active real estate investor.
Chad graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Economics from Cornell University, where he played varsity tennis, and also holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Simon Clark, Principal, is a seasoned wealth management professional who has held leadership positions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has been consistently engaged in the creation and management of investment, credit and ancillary products for the High Net Worth and Family Office communities.
At S.G. Warburg he was part of the team that transitioned the venerable English Merchant Bank into an industry leading investment firm, Mercury Securities. His most recent roles have seen him lead the Private Bank at Lloyds/Bank of Scotland in the UK ($27BN combined enterprise), and most recently CEO for the US expansion of a Genevabased Swiss Private Bank.
Simon joined the HedgeACT leadership team in 2016, and brings a complimentary skill set which broadens the scope and capabilities of the leadership group.