Mr. Strauser is a Director on the Operations team and is responsible for overseeing and providing operational functions for multiple Blue River Partners hedge fund clients.
In his time at Blue River, Luke has been involved in multiple hedge fund launches with a variety of structures and strategies. Luke is involved with all operational aspects for our hedge fund clients including service provider selection and negotiation, third party relationship management, fund launch, cash controls, and various middle office and back office functions. His middle office responsibilities include overseeing a team handling daily trade allocations, trade breaks, and daily reconciliations of positions between the client, prime broker and administrator. His back office responsibilities include working with the Administrator to finalize monthly NAV, monthly profit and loss estimates, cash controls, bill pay, financial statement footnote preparation, audit liaison and various other tasks.
Mr. Strauser joined Blue River Partners in 2013 as an Associate on the Operations team.
Prior to joining Blue River Partners, Luke worked as a Credit Analyst at Bank of Sullivan. While at Bank of Sullivan, Luke worked closely with the senior executives in assessing the creditworthiness of small businesses requesting loans. Prior to joining Bank of Sullivan, Luke worked as a Trading Desk Intern at Cuttone & Company.
Luke graduated with a BBA in Finance from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.