Mr. Compson is the Portfolio Manager for the Funds and is responsible for manager selection and overall portfolio construction, allocation, and monitoring of the Funds’ assets.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Compson was a Portfolio Manager and Partner at Abington Capital LP, a Boston-based hedge fund. He also spent several years in corporate risk management roles at two investment banks – Lehman Brothers and Tucker Anthony Sutro.Mr. Compson received his BA from Franklin & Marshall College and his MBA in Finance and Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Nathan HouserVice President, Portfolio Management
Mr. Houser is responsible for manager research and due diligence analytics. He also assists the portfolio manager with the day-to-day management of the Funds, including portfolio monitoring, risk measurement and operations.
Mr. Houser joined Absolute after serving for eight years as a Research Analyst for Shetland Investments, a Boston area family office. At Shetland he was responsible for sourcing and evaluating alternative investments including researching new strategies and allocation modeling.Mr. Houser received his AB, magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College.
David Faherty General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Faherty oversees all legal, compliance, and regulatory matters for the firm. Mr. Faherty spent several years as Senior Counsel of Absolute responsible for providing legal services related to the management and administration of the Funds and assisting with the firm’s legal, compliance, and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Absolute, Mr. Faherty served as Senior Counsel at Atlantic Fund Services, Vice President and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer of Forum Funds, Vice President of Citi Fund Services Ohio, Inc. and Associate Counsel at Investors Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Faherty received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD/MBA from Suffolk University’s School of Law and Sawyer School of Management.
Neil Kristian Vice President, Operations
Mr. Kristian manages the operations of the Funds as well as the daily operations of Absolute Investment Advisers. He also manages the Sub-Adviser and fund administration relationships and is responsible for compliance monitoring and testing.
Prior to joining Absolute, Mr. Kristian spent seven years as the Director of Operations at Abington Capital, a Boston-based hedge fund, for seven years. Prior roles include working on the Equity Trading desk at Lehman Brothers, institutional sales with Funds Distributors, and operations roles with the Boston Company and Scudder Service Corp.Mr. Kristian received his BS from Babson College.
Anthony R. Bosch Principal
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Bosch served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for the Berger Financial Group, LLC. He also spent several years as Associate Corporate Counsel for Federated Investors, Inc. Mr. Bosch began his career at the Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Division of Investment Management and Market Regulation. Mr. Bosch received his JD magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo, College of Law and his BA in Chemistry from Miami University..
Christian Aymond Principal
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Aymond was a Senior Vice-President and Regional Marketing Director at Putnam Investments and held various positions at Federated Securities Corp.
Mr. Aymond received his BS degree from Denison University.