Before joining Karst Peak in 2012, Andrea was the COO of Riley Paterson Investment Management, a Singapore-based Asia ex-Japan equity long/short hedge fund with over US$300 million under management.
Prior to that he was the Head of Operations and IT for Japan Advisory LLC, the Tokyo-based advisor to the Whitney Funds, a multi-billion dollar group of long/short and long-only equity hedge funds and separately managed accounts. Before moving to the buy-side, Andrea was a Vice President in Equity Operations at Morgan Stanley Japan Securities, where he built and was responsible for middle-office operations for all Japanese equity and equity derivative products, regulatory and transaction reporting, and a variety of control functions.
Andrea earned a B.A. from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with a double major in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs and Political Science, and a minor in East Asian Studies. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and has held Registered Representative, Blue Sky, and Internal Control Manager licenses from the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA) and the Japan Securities Dealers Association. Andrea is a past Vice Chairman of the Singapore Branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). Andrea speaks Japanese and conversational Italian and French.