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Dr David F. McCarthy

Dr David F. McCarthy


Adjunct Professor


David F. McCarthy has been active in hedge fund investing for over 25 years. He is the Principal of D.F. McCarthy LLC, a consulting and advisory firm. He also serves as a non-executive Board member of a prominent European fund of hedge funds. In 2002, he co-founded Martello Investment Management, LP, a specialist fund of funds and advisory firm concentrating on absolute return hedge fund strategies. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. McCarthy was an Investment Manager for Global Asset Management (GAM) where he managed GAM’s trading funds of funds. He has been an investment officer with the Atlantic Philanthropies, a partner in Rayner and Stonington, a deputy manager of the International Financial Advisory Service of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Mr. McCarthy is an adjunct faculty member of Fordham University in New York and University College Cork in Ireland. He has been a contributor to the Greenwich Roundtable “Best Practices in Hedge Fund Investing” series, and is the author of a number of academic articles. His latest article, “Hedge Funds versus Hedge Mutual Funds: An Examination of Equity Long/Short Funds” appears in the Winter 2014 issue of The Journal of Alternative Investments. Mr. McCarthy holds a Ph.D. from University College Dublin, an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA from the University of New Hampshire.