James Gallagher

Managing Director, Global Operations

HedgeAct Management

James Gallagher adds value to the organizations he works with by leveraging his combined passions for finance, investments, and marketing.

James' interest in investing started in high school when he made his first stock purchase. He has been actively following the markets ever since.

After graduating from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, James initially pursued his interest in marketing and analytics at Discover Financial where he evaluated, refined, and improved the results of the company’s marketing communication efforts. It was there that James’ mentor, the Vice President of Investor Relations, encouraged him to pursue an M.S. in Finance at Keller.

Along the way, James earned a number of other designations including Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He is earned his M.B.A. from DePaul University with a focus in Behavioral Finance.

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