Thomas Kraemer, Ph.D. 

Tom has been actively involved in the equities markets since the early 1990s, working in technology equity research at Bernstein, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch for eight years. At his last position at Merrill, he led a team covering server and enterprise hardware as a Managing Director.  Greenwich Associates and Institutional Investor ranked him every year he covered stocks.  In 2000, Fortune magazine chose him as one of the fifteen best analysts working on Wall Street.  Tom was one of the first analysts to downgrade the technology sector in late 2000.  

 

Tom also has operating experience.  Beginning in 2006, he planned, financed, and led the turnaround of a failing $350 million heavy construction and mining business.  The team shuttered five divisions, replaced the entire top management team, saved over 400 jobs, and repaid a significant debt load. 

 

Tom graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He completed a Ph.D. in Management at the Wharton School where he concentrated on entrepreneurship and strategy.  His dissertation, entitled “Successful Rapid Growth:  Why Some Firms Succeed and Others Fail,” focuses on how a firm's management of intangible assets determines its growth prospects. 

 

 

Luke Smith, CFA

 

Prior to Alloy Investments, Luke was a Lead Portfolio Manager at Madison Square Investors, a wholly-owned quantitative equity boutique of New York Life Investments.  At Madison Square he supervised a four-person global equity team managing $275 million in Europe, Asia, and US market-neutral strategies and $100 million in long-only and 130/30 strategies.  Prior to Madison Square, he was a Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager at London-based Gartmore Investment Management, co-managing the long/short and market-neutral funds investing in Europe and Asia with assets in excess of $600 million.

 

Luke graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, summa cum laude, with a BA in Mathematics, and received his MS in finance from Boston College.

Mayukh Mukherjee, MBA

Mayukh runs Alloy’s operations, compliance, and IT infrastructure. He also supports its quantitative research, product strategy and machine learning initiatives. Prior to Alloy Investments, Mayukh worked in a variety of Sales, Business Development and Product Management roles at Fortune 500 Companies and technology startups from 2004 through 2012. He most recently founded Equisearch in 2012, an online equity valuation platform to help individual investors use valuation tools to better understand and invest in equity markets.  Mayukh received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a specialization in finance & strategy. He earned a MS in Computer Science from Clemson University and a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Mumbai

John K.E. Morris

Mr. Morris began his career at Republic National Bank (since acquired by HSBC) where he helped establish an asset management business within a traditional private banking structure. Among other tasks, Mr. Morris represented Republic at the European Central Bank (ECB) during the formation of the European Monetary Union and the creation of the Euro currency. He subsequently became a partner at Promethean Investment Group, a leading convertible arbitrage hedge fund that invested in public convertibles and specialized in structuring private convertible transactions. Mr. Morris was Chairman and CEO of New York and Hong Kong based Fulcrum Investment Group. Fulcrum was a boutique merchant bank that provided global capital acquisition services in developed economies and investment advisory services in emerging markets.  Most recently he was a partner and managing director at The Midway Group. Midway was a leading, New York based, mortgage arbitrage investment manager that specialized in hedged mortgage derivative investments. Mr. Morris graduated with honors from Clark University with a B.A. in dual majors of Economics and International Development. He earned an M.A. in Sociology from Yale University and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He also studied at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.