Robert (Bob) Murphy brings over 30 years of experience in asset management and investment banking to his role as Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Altegris Advisors. As Deputy CIO, Bob reports to and works closely with CIO, Jack Rivkin. Bob is a member of the Altegris Investment Committee and assumes specific portfolio and risk management responsibilities.
Before joining Altegris, Bob served as the Chief Investment Officer, Co-Portfolio Manager and Director of Risk for Hatteras Alternative Mutual Funds, a subsidiary of Hatteras Funds, for the past five years. At Hatteras he led the portfolio management team with responsibility for establishing the policies, processes and direction for asset allocation, portfolio construction and portfolio management. In addition, as Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee, was responsible for the overall risk management of the funds, including establishing risk/reward criteria and investment risk allocation.
Prior to joining Hatteras, Bob was with Ivy Asset Management Corp. LLC, a division of BNY Mellon Asset Management, as a Managing Director in the Investments Group and in the Investment Products and Strategy Group. Before joining Ivy in 2008, Bob was a Partner and Director of Risk Management at Meridian Capital Partners, where, beginning in 2001, he worked in various senior capacities, including investment manager research and portfolio management. Earlier in his career, Bob was a senior fixed income investment banker with several respected financial industry organizations including DLJ and Bear Stearns.
Bob received his BA and MBA degrees from the State University of New York at Albany. He has earned designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).