Christopher Addy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Hall Alternatives. Chris is one of the hedge fund industry's most experienced due diligence practitioners, having been involved in the analysis of hedge fund operations for more than a decade. He has completed more than 1,000 due diligence reviews of hedge funds, fund of funds, managers and administrators and has spoken regularly at industry conferences as an expert on operational risk. In May 2008, Chris was also named a "Rising Star" of the hedge fund industry by Institutional Investor.
Chris was previously Principal and co-founder of Amber Partners, a Bermuda company providing operational certifications to hedge fund managers. Prior to forming Amber, Chris was Senior Vice President of UBP Asset Management (Bermuda) Limited (2001-2004), where he supervised a team of analysts responsible for operational due diligence on a large number of hedge funds and administrators.
Chris previously held the position of group financial controller of The Atlantic Philanthropies (Bermuda) Limited, a multi-billion dollar foundation, where his responsibilities included operational due diligence across a significant investment portfolio. He began his career as an auditor with Deloitte in the United Kingdom before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bermuda, where he became lead manager in the firm's investment company audit group.
Chris holds a BA in economics and history from the University of Durham, England. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec. He is also a CFA (chartered financial analyst) charterholder and a member of the Montréal and Bermuda CFA societies