Mr. Slifka is the Managing Principal of Slifka Asset Management, an asset management firm located in New York City. He specializes in Portfolio Construction, Asset Allocation, and Hedge Fund Manager Analysis. He is the Chief Investment Officer for a "state of the art" fund of funds. Mr. Slifka has been investing in hedge funds since 1983.
Mr. Slifka started his career at E.M. Warburg Pincus & Co., where for five years he made principal investments, conducted due diligence, and sourced investment opportunities. He was a Senior Porfolio Manager and Principal at The Halcyon Partnerships from 1989 through 1997. At Halcyon, he was primarily responsible for the firm's distressed debt and special situations effort, and created and managed an event-driven multi-manager fund.
Mr. Slifka has done consulting for high net worth individuals and family offices with respect to their hedge fund investment efforts and alternative investments. Slifka Asset Management's services include: Static Asset Allocation, Dynamic Asset Allocation, Hedge Fund Portfolio Construction, Hedge Fund Manager Analysis, Risk Management (Portfolio Level-Manager Level), Hedge Fund Manager Monitoring, Full Service Internet Based Reporting, and Tax Advantaged- Fund of Hedge Fund Structures. Currently, Mr. Slifka acts as investment advisor to the Gouverneur Alternative Investment Fund, which is an investment vehicle that has exposure to the following strategies: Risk Arbitrage, Convertible Arbitrage, Statistical Arbitrage, Distressed Debt, Long/Short US Equity, Long/Short European Equity, Macro Traders, and Commodity Trading Advisors.
Randy Slifka is also a passionate collector of Modern and Contemporary Art who has been collecting art for two decades. He comes from a family that has supported the arts and museums in New York for three generations. Mr. Slifka is on the acquisition committees of several museums, and is extensively involved with many art organizations, including The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim, The New Museum, The Israel Museum, White Columns and the Tate Modern.
Mr. Slifka graduated from Brandeis University Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. He has spoken at many industry conferences, and his comments have appeared in Business Week, Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.