MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Whitebox Advisors, an asset management company based in Minneapolis with more than $2.8 billion in AUM (10/31/2013), announced it hired Peter Hommeyer as product specialist, a new role for the firm that aims to improve the investor experience.
Hommeyer will be responsible for knowing Whitebox's portfolios intimately and technically in order to represent the work of the firm's portfolio managers and Investment Committee with clients and prospective clients.
"Peter has trading experience, portfolio management experience and investor relations experience. As such, he has a deep understanding of the types of things Whitebox investment professionals do day-to-day, which we believe makes him perfect for this new role," said Whitebox Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Redleaf. "Peter's help means Whitebox's investment team and portfolios will be clearly represented with our clients, allowing our portfolio managers and global heads to spend more of their time managing assets."
Hommeyer joins Whitebox with more than 20 years of investment industry experience. In his most recent role, Hommeyer served as principal for Holland Street, LLC, a New York City-based consulting service for alternative investors and managers. Prior to Holland Street, Hommeyer was director of research and managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors, where he was head of the firm's research and investments into hedge funds and other alternative investments. Hommeyer was a portfolio manager for Cadogan Management, LLC after beginning his career as a trader and portfolio manager for several European firms in London and Vienna.
"I am truly humbled by the opportunity to represent Whitebox's investment team to its investors and potential investors," said Hommeyer. "I look forward to joining them to help move the firm forward."
Hommeyer holds a BA in economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. A Minnesota native, he will move home to Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.
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SOURCE Whitebox Advisors