Coquest Advisors Announces the Appointment of Ryan Hart as Chief Investment Officer

Coquest Advisors, a leader in alternative investment research and consulting, has announced that Ryan Hart, a 17-year veteran in investment research, due diligence, and portfolio management, has been promoted from Director of Research and Portfolio Manager to the role of Chief Investment Officer at Coquest Advisors effective January 1, 2020.

Mr. Hart has been with Coquest Advisors since its inception in 2015, developing the firm’s focused expertise in manager selection, portfolio construction and alternative investment research for family offices, institutions and investment advisors.

Mr. Hart will be responsible for managing the Investment Team and will lead strategy around the implementation and execution of the firm’s key alternative investments research, consulting and portfolio management processes.

“Ryan has cultivated a wealth of portfolio allocation and investment management expertise while sharpening his leadership skills,” said Coquest Managing Director G. Maxwell Eagye. “His superior track record in the delivery of research and portfolio consulting services to allocators and investors led him to be a natural choice for CIO. He’ll no doubt continue be a catalyst in our firm’s long-term growth.”

Prior to joining Coquest, Mr. Hart held investment management roles at Altegris Advisors, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Meritage Capital. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and began his career as a Hedge Fund Analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments. Mr. Hart is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

“Coquest Advisors is poised for growth across its multi-strategy global macro programs and alternative investment consulting services,” said Ryan Hart. “I look forward to leading and mentoring the Coquest Advisors Investment Team while further developing our qualitative and quantitative techniques to efficiently identify, evaluate and select managers and strategies for our clients.”

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