General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 17, 2014
The Emerging Shift to Liquid Alternatives Investing
Morty Schaja, CFA, is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of RiverPark Advisors, LLC. He graduated from Tel Aviv University in 1975 with a B.S. in physics and from Columbia University in 1976 with an MBA in finance and accounting. From 1977 to 1985, Mr. Schaja was Vice President for Consulting with Data Resources, Inc., a leading economic consulting and forecasting firm. From 1986 through 1987, he was a Senior Analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette’s Stock Index Department. From 1987 until 1990, Mr. Schaja was Executive Vice President of First Security, a registered investment adviser and hedge fund. From 1991 to 2006, he had various responsibilities with Baron Capital, leading to his position as President and Chief Operating Officer, where he managed the growth of the firm from $40 million in assets under management to over $15 billion. As CEO and a Founding Partner of RiverPark Capital, founded in 2006, Mr. Schaja has responsibility for all of the firm’s business activities as well as overseeing the firm’s risk management, compliance and trading infrastructure, and participates in the portfolio management process. Profile
TWST: Please start with some historical background on RiverPark Advisors and an overview of your business today.
Mr. Schaja: RiverPark has about $4 billion in assets under management