Adam Blitz

Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Evanston Capital Management

Adam Blitz is a Founding Partner, the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and a member of the Investment Committee of Evanston Capital Management, LLC. He has more than 20 years of institutional investment management experience with an emphasis in quantitative analysis, trading and risk management. Prior to helping establish Evanston Capital Management, he worked in the Prime Brokerage area at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was responsible for developing, selling, and managing funding and financing products to offer to hedge funds. He also worked closely with the risk management group within Prime Brokerage, which is responsible for determining the appropriate amount of leverage to extend to hedge funds from both a regulatory and risk-based perspective. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was the Head Trader at AQR Capital Management, a multistrategy quantitative investment manager. At AQR, Adam was responsible for implementing all of AQR’s market-neutral strategies and traded a wide variety of financial instruments, including equities, bonds, currencies, futures, and swaps. Adam also assisted in risk management and strategy research at AQR, including extensive modeling and analysis of strategy and fund-level volatilities and correlations. Adam also was previously employed in the Asset Management Division at Goldman Sachs, where he was a member of the Quantitative Research group. Adam earned his BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, is a CFA charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.