The Team draws on complementary skill sets and 84 years of combined experience, beginning with its Founder. Mr. Klein is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member of Global Alternative Investments, LLC (GAI). Prior to forming GAI, Mr. Klein worked as both a financial advisor and market prognosticator, gaining international recognition as his performance and track record were successfully observed in both print and global television coverage.
Mr. Klein is a product of Concordia University in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began his career in the financial services industry working as a securities broker at Brault Guy O'Brien and then Midland Doherty, before being hired by Prudential Bache in 1987. Prior to working at Prudential Bache, Mr. Klein focused on value investing in large and mid-cap equities, as well as option premium analysis and commodities. At Prudential, Mr. Klein turned his attention to Japanese markets, as ADR's collapsed along with the breadth in the equity markets. The work familiarized him with the Japanese financial and monetary condition, market valuations, technical and political landscape.
Mr. Klein began authoring a financial newsletter in the late 1980s at Prudential in which he prognosticated broader market moves for clients of the firm. Mr. Klein's newsletter chronicled prescient major market calls that led to an extremely successful trading career in Euro-warrants throughout the 1990s and subsequently, the study of volatility premiums into the OTC derivatives market.
He was extremely successful expanding and diversifying his trading to include currency markets in addition to his strategies in traditional equities, futures, options and structured products. Over 36 years, his successes include the identification of turning points in major markets and asset classes, often within days.
Mr. Klein's investment methodology includes the utilization of public (Nikkei News, Barron's, Japanese Company Handbook, Value Line, and the information provided by various government agencies) and private data while incorporating information sources and research that is geared for hedge funds and investment firms.
Our firm's CIO's success has led him to be recognized through interviews and publications both in print and internationally televised business programs. He has been interviewed by the Financial Times, CNBC World & CNBC Europe, CNBC USA, written about regularly or published in Barron's, The Globe and Mail, EurekaHedge, Les Affaires, USA Today, Individual Investor, and others.
Mr. Marex serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Global Alternative Investments. Since 2016, he has been a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Roundtree Capital Management, a quantitative US equity investment platform targeting high-net worth individuals, located in Portland, Oregon. He was previously a Vice President at Citi in New York, most recently working as a Product Manager in Foreign Exchange Services for Institutional Investor Clients. Before that, he was a Vice President, working in Client Strategy and Analytics, with a heavy emphasis on statistical analysis and integration of Big Data techniques. He graduated from Duke University in 2008 with Bachelor of Science in Economics. Mark has been a CFA charterholder since 2012.
Mark G. Marex, CFA
Chief Operations Officer
"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." ~Sun Tzu