About Us

Robert Picard
Robert Picard, CEO & Founder

Mr. Picard has 25 years of hands-on experience on both the buy and sell side building 4 multi-billion dollar hedge fund platforms at The Carlyle Group/Rock Creek, Optima Fund Management, RBC Capital Markets and InfraHedge/State Street. Most recently, Mr. Picard has been a leader at Lyxor Asset Management, Navigant Consulting’s Financial Institutions Restructuring and Solutions Team (FIRST).


Earlier, he was Chief Investment Officer/Partner and Head of Research at Optima Fund Management overseeing USD $6.5 Billion of hedge fund investments. Prior to joining Optima, Mr. Picard was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group. At Carlyle, Mr. Picard built and managed the process and portfolio of an innovative hedge fund business that provided a platform for Institutions investing in alternative investments.


Mr. Picard graduated from College de Genève and attended the University of Geneva School of Law. Mr. Picard speaks English, French and German. Mr. Picard was Chairman of the 2007 GAIM Fund of Funds conference in New York and remained an advisor for the GAIM USA 2012 event. He has been a speaker at the Carlyle Groups Investor Conferences in Washington D.C. and Paris, The Optima Investor Conference in 2006 and a number of hedge fund industry events. He has been a Guest Lecturer at NYU Stern School of Business for the past 3 years on the topic of Hedge Fund investing.