Forrest F. Butler
Founder and President
Mr. Butler has over 25 years of experience in alternative investments and trading. He founded Albemarle Capital in 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Butler co-founded Butler Capital Investments, a global capital placement firm focused on alternative investments. Mr. Butler directed the business development, sourcing and due diligence efforts at Butler Capital. Butler Capital raised over $4 billion while Mr. Butler was at the firm for hedge funds and private equity firms. Mr. Butler has sourced and evaluated over 500 hedge funds during his tenure at Butler Capital and Albemarle. Prior to Butler Capital, he held senior positions within the derivatives departments of Citibank and CIBC World Markets. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Fund Manager Strategy
Albemarle Capital is constantly looking for high quality Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Managers, and Managed Futures Funds. In general, we prefer a fund with a well-differentiated strategy that is flying under the radar for one reason or another. In short, we look for a hook – something different, compelling and interesting.
Mr. Butler and his small internal sales force will directly cover some institutional investors primarily focused in the Mid-Atlantic area. In addition, Albemarle Capital has strong relationships with a number of external capital placement teams that focus on US institutional distribution, US retail distribution and global distribution. Albemarle meets with these teams and carefully selects the best teams to cover a given geography or type of investor.
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