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Stuart Davies

Head of Business Development, Systematic Investing

Fast Facts

  • 25+ years of investment, client partnership and product innovation experience within the hedge fund industry.
  • Co-founded Ramius Alternative Solutions LLC, which was sold to AllianceBernstein in 2016.
  • Formerly served as co-head of AB Custom Alternative Solutions at AllianceBernstein.

Stuart Davies oversees business development, investor relations and client experience globally for Magnetar’s Systematic Investing business, which aims to capture return streams associated with traditional hedge fund strategies through rules-based, transparent and liquid strategies.

Stuart came to Magnetar from AllianceBernstein, where he served as co-head of AB Custom Alternative Solutions. Previously, he was a partner and co-head at Ramius Alternative Solutions LLC, where he built a more than $3B business that sold to AllianceBernstein in 2016. In both roles, Stuart worked closely with large global institutions to design and implement customized solutions across a broad universe of systematic hedge fund returns streams.

Prior to Ramius, Stuart was a managing director and global head of investments at Ivy Asset Management and a portfolio manager for Coronation Fund Managers. Stuart started his career in finance in 1994 at Deloitte & Touche LLP before moving to a hedge fund industry investment role in London with Nedcor Investment Bank.

Stuart earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a CFA charterholder.


University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting


CFA charterholder

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