Managing Director

Dave Barrett is a Managing Director and the head of the Business Development & Investor Relations at FORT, an investment management firm which provides alternative investment advisor services to leading institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. Prior to joining FORT in January, 2016, he held a similar role from 2012-2014 at Gotham Asset Management. David attended Washington University and Hofstra Law School, then practiced law for three years in New York. In 1986, he entered the MBA training program in the Fixed Income Division of Morgan Stanley. He worked in that department for five years, then joined the firms Government Relations group, where he spent another five years. In 1996, he joined Morgan’s Prime Brokerage business, where he started their Capital Introduction group, which he ran globally for eight years. After eighteen years at Morgan Stanley, Dave joined Merrill Lynch, where he was the Global Head of Origination in their Hedge Fund Development and Management Group. In that role he led a team that sourced hedge fund managers for all of Merrill’s distribution platforms. After four years there, he rejoined Morgan Stanley in 2008, where he again was initially responsible for Capital Introduction, and then started the Private Capital Markets Group within Global Capital Markets. That business raised capital for hedge funds and private companies. Among David’s more high profile clientele are the Tiger Accelerator Fund, Brevan Howard, and KLS.

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