Chris Bires, CFA

Managing Director

Chris Bires is the Director of Product Strategy & Investor Relations at 50 South Capital. He is responsible for leading the business development efforts across the firm's hedge fund and private markets investments.

Chris most recently served as a Director of Global Distribution at Citadel, responsible for business development and client relationships in North America. Prior to Citadel, Chris spent 8 years as a Managing Director with Highbridge Capital Management/J.P. Morgan in various marketing and product specialist roles across the firm's hedge fund and private investment strategies. Chris began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1993.

Education & Associations

Chris received a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a CFA Charterholder.


Chris lives in the north suburbs of Chicago and enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage triplets. He likes golf, cycling, and watching football in his free time.




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