Tristan Thomas, CFA

Managing Director

Tristan Thomas is the Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy for 50 South Capital's Hedge Fund Investment Team, responsible for portfolio construction and monitoring. He is a member of the Senior Investment Committee, and is a voting member of Northern Trust’s Investment Policy Committee.

Prior to joining 50 South Capital, Tristan was a Strategy Head at Mesirow Advanced Strategies and a member of the Senior Investment Group. He was responsible for the monitoring and sourcing of all strategies that fell outside of credit and equity including macro, commodities, relative value, multi-strategy, volatility, convertible arbitrage, and reinsurance. Prior to his role as a Strategy Head, he was a Senior Analyst covering all hedge fund strategies in Asia. He began his career at Lehman Brothers where he was on the emerging markets fixed income desk focused on sovereign debt and derivatives.

Education & Associations

Tristan received a B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of Wisconsin and holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. He also holds his series 7 and 63 licenses.


Tristan lives in Chicago with his wife and two children. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers. On Wisconsin!




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