Richard Horwitz

Richard Horwitz
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Richard Horwitz, is President and CEO of Risk Fundamentals LLC, a company that provides innovative risk management and transparency solutions for hedge funds and their investors.

He previously was a Managing Director of Risk Management (6 person team) and Investment Due Diligence (14 person team) at Merrill Lynch's Hedge Fund Development and Management Group (HFDMG), which had $26 billion under management.

Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Horwitz served as Director of Risk Management and Portfolio Analytics at Kenmar Global Investment Management, a $3 billion fund of funds.

In 2001, as a principal at Capital Market Risk Advisors, Mr. Horwitz managed a project to assist a major public pension plan in selecting a risk management system. This project resulted in the publication of the only comprehensive comparison of risk management systems (Risk Magazine, December 2001) and identified the unmet market requirements of established systems.

Mr. Horwitz began his financial career as a consultant in the financial services practice of Booz Allen and Hamilton, focusing on a combination of business, technology, and operational strategy work. Mr. Horwitz then spent 8 years as an equity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. During this period he covered the capital equipment, energy, and consumer growth industries on a global basis. Mr. Horwitz worked very closely with the quantitative team at Bernstein, integrating quantitative insights into his fundamental research.

Mr. Horwitz authored Hedge Fund Risk Fundamentals, Solving the Risk Management and Transparency Challenge, published by Bloomberg Press – Copyright 2004 (Reprinted 2007). He also wrote "Integrating Credit Hedge Funds into a Portfolio of Investments," a chapter in Credit Derivative Strategies: New Thinking on Managing Risk and Return, edited by Rohan Douglas, Bloomberg Press – Copyright 2007. Mr. Horwitz is frequently published in industry periodicals and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Mr. Horwitz received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.