A veteran of the alternative investments industry, John Seall works with investment managers to prepare for investor due diligence, drawing on his cross-functional experience and multi-disciplinary skill set to simulate rigorous institutional investor review. Over the course of his nearly three-decade career, he has held executive level positions including Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Head of Business Strategy and Development at global alternative asset managers. Across these roles, John was instrumental in the structuring and implementation of new financial products and business initiatives specifically designed to increase AUM.
Most recently, John served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Investable Indices at State Street Global Exchange. Previously, he held positions at Credit Suisse Alternative Investments, including Chief Operating Officer of Liquid Alternatives and, earlier, Head of Transaction Management for the Alpha Strategies Group. John was formerly the Head of Business Strategy and Development for the Quantitative Strategies Group (“QSG”), where he was responsible for the implementation and development of the Credit Suisse GTAA Global Macro and Insurance-Linked Strategy products. Prior to his role at QSG, John was a member of the Platform Management and Development team in Zurich, where he led the merger of a Private Bank Fund of Funds business with an Institutional Fund of Funds business, resulting in the creation of a Top 10 Fund of Funds business with AUM of over $22B. In addition, he served on the Boards of various Credit Suisse investment vehicles.
Earlier, John held senior analyst and product development positions at various hedge funds and a CTA. He also served as an Associate Corporate Counsel of Franklin Templeton Alternative Strategies, LLC and was General Counsel for a hedge fund with approximately $2.5 billion in AUM. John began his career on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade with Merrill Lynch Futures in 1990.
John is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Financial Risk Manager, a Professional Risk Manager, and was formerly an Attorney, and a Certified Public Accountant. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, earned a Juris Doctor from the Hofstra School of Law and received a Masters in Business Administration from the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.