General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 30, 2017

Mitigating Downside Risk and Adding to the Overall Return

Cortez, Ricardo
Ricardo Cortez, CIMA, is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Broadmark Asset Management LLC. He is responsible for the management of Broadmark’s day-to-day business activities as well as the oversight of the firm’s sales and marketing efforts. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Team and serves as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Cortez joined Broadmark in September 2009 as President, Global Distribution and was named Co-CEO in June 2013. Before Broadmark, he was President of the Private Client Group for Torrey Associates. Earlier, he was Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he was Product Manager of the firm’s Global Multi-Manager Strategies program, and Senior Vice President with Prudential Investments overseeing product development and sales for the Investment Management Services Division. He graduated from Queens College in New York and is Chairman of its business advisory board. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Harvard University and has been a guest lecturer on investment policy and hedge funds at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Profile
TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the firm?

Mr. Cortez: The firm was started in 1999 by Christopher J. Guptill, who is our Chief Investment Officer and