Artivest offers a technology-driven platform designed to connect a wider audience of suitable investors with “best-in-class” alternative funds. Beginning May 4, industry veteran Michael Kosoff has begun helping the firm achieve its mission as Artivest’s new Director of Investment Research.
“Michael brings unparalleled experience and deep knowledge of the hedge fund and broader alternative investing landscape to the Artivest team,” said Artivest CEO and founder James Waldinger, in a May 4 press release. “His appointment will be instrumental in accelerating Artivest’s growth strategy as we continue leveraging technology to create the most efficient, end-to-end solutions for managers and investors across alternative investments.”
Deep Industry Experience
Prior to joining Artivest, Mr. Kosoff served as Managing Director and Head of Hedge Fund Strategies for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth & Investment Division. In this role, he led strategic business initiatives, managed key client relationships, and provided direction through the integration and engineering of Bank of America’s hedge fund platform.
Mr. Kosoff aided Bank of America through its acquisitions of U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Bank of America, the 20-year veteran was Vice President of Hedge Fund Research at CTC Consulting. He holds a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley, and an MA in Economics from Harvard University, where he also pursued doctoral studies.
Artivest’s alternative-investing solution, complete with brokerage services, is made possible by its affiliation with Artivest Brokerage, LLC, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer. The company’s webpage cites a vision of “bringing private investment management into the digital age.” PayPal founder and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel is listed among the firm’s backers, which also include KKR, Nyca Partners, the Anthemis Group, and Red Swan Ventures, among others.
KKR Chief Information Officer Ed Brandman is on Artivest’s three-member board, which also includes Mr. Waldinger and Nellie Levchin, partner at HVF Investments.
Brian Haskin is the Founder and Publisher of DailyAlts and is also the CEO of Alternative Strategy Partners. Brian has more than twenty years of leadership experience in the asset management industry, and brings his passion and acumen for alternative investments to the implementation and ongoing development of the DailyAlts.com platform and its content.