Alexander V. Masotti
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
O’Neil Capital Management Inc.
Alexander V. Masotti is General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for O’Neil Capital Management, a private fund management company with investment interests in real estate, printing, digital media, newspaper, brokerage, investment advisory, and information technology services. Mr. Masotti also serves as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of O’Neil Global Advisors, a subsidiary of O’Neil Capital Management, an investment advisor that develops systematic equity trading strategies using quantitative modeling and algorithms, as well as for its affiliate William O’Neil + Co., an independent advisory firm serving many of the worlds’ top-performing institutional portfolio managers. He is also General Counsel for William O’Neil Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer servicing numerous top institutional asset managers from its offices in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.
Mr. Masotti has broad legal, compliance, and business management experience in the financial services and investment management industries, having been on the manager, allocator, and service provider sides of the business. He spent the first decade of his career as a prosecutor and civil litigator before joining American Express, initially on the legal side, where he negotiated and drafted contracts and RFPs. He then moved to the business side as a Senior Relationship Manager responsible for growing and developing the relationships with the company’s most strategic clients in the financial services sector. Subsequently, he had the opportunity to work at several hedge funds, including Copper River Management, a multibillion-dollar short-biased fund, and IKOS, a Europe based multibillion-dollar quantitative hedge fund.
After his work with hedge fund managers, Mr. Masotti was recruited to lead a New York- and London-based hedge fund allocation firm as President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel. The firm developed its own managed account platform allocating to emerging hedge fund managers globally that, at its peak, included 85 managers. Most recently, he was a partner at Conrad & Scherer, LLP, where he led the financial advisory practice. His positions have afforded him the opportunity to work in many different capacities and use his extensive industry experience to lead organizations, implement strategic development plans, raise funds, and oversee legal and compliance monitoring programs.
Mr. Masotti is originally from New York, NY and earned a B.A. from the City University of New York and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a former U.S. Marine and decorated Iraq War veteran. He is married, with four children, and enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his children’s various sports teams.