Edward Kuhnel is Chief Administrative Officer for Mercury Capital Access LLC, the Investment Adviser to Mercury iFunds. He is responsible for all operations of the Mercury iFunds investment platform. Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Kuhnel was a Partner and CAO for Alternative Capital Advisers, LLC a multi-strategy fund of emerging manager hedge funds that allowed clients to construct customized alternative investment portfolios. While in this role he created the operational, investor relations, and reporting infrastructure for the firm.
Edward began his career at Channel Capital Group LLC, a joint venture between Guggenheim Partners and Cap Z Investments, which directed institutional capital to hedge fund managers. His scope of responsibilities covered structuring contracts, performing due diligence on prospective investment strategies, managing accounting operations, supervising compliance, and making specific capital introductions on behalf of the underlying hedge fund clients. Over this time he contributed to the allocation of $2.5B of assets from global investors into a diverse range of hedge fund investment strategies.
Mr. Kuhnel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. He earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the New York CAIA Chapter. Mr. Kuhnel is also a life-time member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He is a Series 7 and 63 registered person with Mercury Capital Advisors, LLC, which is a member of FINRA and a securities broker-dealer in the United States.