Chris Messiana is a Managing Director in Blue River’s hedge fund operations group. His responsibilities include managing the hedge fund operations team in Dallas. This Dallas based team provides outsourced CFO, operations and administrative services for select hedge fund clients throughout the country.
Chris has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of trading and operations roles in the hedge fund industry. He has held key roles with both established, marquee investment managers and startups and has worked as a launch consultant on several new products.
Before joining Blue River, Chris worked with a proprietary trading firm looking to launch their first hedge fund and remained on staff for the next year after launch, as the Director of Trading and Operations. Prior to that, Chris worked for Marshall Wace, a multibillion-dollar global investment Manager as the Head of Americas Operations. Before joining Marshall Wace, Chris was Vice President at Citigroup Asset Management (CAM), working within Bridgewater Associates as a fund accountant, and at Deutsche Bank as a supervisor in the private client operations group.
Chris graduated from Baruch College/CUNY, Zicklin School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Investments.