Ed Hannon, CFA Expert Witness

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Alternative Strategy Institute
  • Phone: (201) 456-0120

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Financial and Securities & Investments

Specialty Focus:

Hedge Fund, Hedge Funds, Investment, Fixed Income, Stock, Bond, Managed Futures, Fiduciary, MBS, Securities, Long/Short Equity, Fund of Funds, Funds of Funds, Risk Management, Valuation, Pricing, Trading, Operational Risk, Investment Risk, Commodities


Bachelor of Science - Finance, The Pennsylvania State University

Additional Information

Ed Hannon, CFA uses his decades of top-tier experience as a portfolio manager, trader, and alternative investments and manager due diligence expert to provide expert testimony and consulting services. He has provided expert reports and testimony before the American Arbitration Association and others involving hedge fund arbitrage, mortgage-backed securities valuation, and insurance damages. Ed specializes in equity, fixed income, and hedge fund investment strategies emphasizing arbitrage strategies such as long/short equity, managed futures, fixed income, credit, and convertible bond arbitrage. He is also an expert in investment strategies involving esoteric and illiquid securities such as MBS, ABS, and CLO securities. Ed consults hedge funds and traditional investment management clients on investment strategy, manager selection, and operational process optimization. He was Head of Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence, Manager Selection, and Operational Due Diligence at Stamos Capital Partners, where he was a Partner and member of the Executive Committee. Prior to Stamos Capital Partners, he was Head of Risk Management for Royal Bank of Canada's Alternative Assets Group. He was also Head of Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence for Merrill Lynch's $20 Billion Hedge Fund Platform. Ed began his career as a fixed income Portfolio Manager at Nomura Securities (Tokyo), where he specialized in esoteric instruments and oversaw a $3.7 billion asset-backed fund of funds portfolio. He has evaluated hundreds of hedge fund investment strategy, operational, and compliance programs and brings a deep understanding of investment strategies and operational strengths and weaknesses. Ed received a BS from The Pennsylvania State University and is a CFA Charterholder.