Frederick E. Doucette, III

Chief Operating Officer

After serving as principal and deputy general counsel of Pequot Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Prior to that, Mr. Dillabough was a senior associate in the Hedge Fund Group at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Dillabough earned a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction) and received a Juris Doctor (Law) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York, Massachusetts, Canada, London & Wales.

Frederick E. Doucette, III

Adaptive Quant *

joined the firm in 1990 and is the Chief Operating Officer and portfolio manager for the Adaptive Quant strategy. He worked previously at Hubbell Inc., where he managed the company's excess cash and retirement plan assets. Prior to Hubbell, Mr. Doucette co-founded Atlantic Century Advisers, an investment advisor business, headed research for Webster Management Co. and was an investment consultant in what is now SEI's Fund Evaluation group. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Doucette is a board member and treasurer of Urban Squash of Greater Hartford, as well as a member of the development board of The Devereux Glenholme School of Washington, Connecticut, and a board member of Estrogen Gene Test, a private company.

Weiss is a next generation boutique investment management firm with a nearly 40 year history. Over the years, Weiss has developed a reputation for its sound investment solutions, thought-leadership and commitment to philanthropy. Weiss is a firm that places a premium on people - our investors, our employees and our community.

A firm that places a premium on people

Our unique culture attracts and retains talented investment professionals, providing each with the risk management and operational framework necessary to allow him or her to focus on meeting our clients' objectives. Through thoughtful management, Weiss has cultivated a workplace that provides all its employees with a sense of family, inclusiveness and a foundation for success. Our portfolio managers, some of whom joined Weiss straight out of college, have an average tenure of approximately 11 years with the firm. We nurture our PMs to succeed, not push them to fail. From executive management to junior analysts, ours is a culture founded on respect and teamwork. We encourage collaboration among all professionals to ensure each is constantly learning from one another.

 

The Weiss mission strives to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns by combining people with a clear process and sound risk management. Our multi manager approach to investing is adaptable, allowing us to create products designed to perform over multiple market cycles. Our portfolio managers are sector specialists and bring diversity in perspective and expertise. And roughly half of Weiss’ employees are dedicated to maintaining the firm’s robust operational infrastructure, allowing the firm to offer investors multiple product structures beyond the traditional private fund.

“Weiss today combines the stability of a nearly 40 year old company with the culture and enthusiasm of a start up.”

- G. WEISS

Meet our team

George A. Weiss

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / CHAIRMAN

Founded George Weiss Associates, Inc. in 1978. Prior to establishing the company, George specialized in utility stocks and investing on behalf of institutional clients at Bache Halsey Stuart, Inc., in Hartford and briefly at Faulkner, Dawkins and Sullivan, Inc. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania where he is a Trustee Emeritus. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. Mr. Weiss is the founder of Say Yes to Education, Inc., (a charity dedicated to the educational advancement of inner-city students), a trustee of the Orphan Disease Pathway Project Foundation, and a Director of Somerset Re Ltd.

Jordi Visser

PRESIDENT / CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Joined the firm in 2005. Previously, Jordi was the founding managing partner of Anchor Point Asset Management, a global macro fund.  A former managing director at Morgan Stanley, he traded various global equity derivative books for nine years. He opened the Morgan Stanley office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and managed the derivative sales and trading effort there during the 1997–1998 emerging market crisis. Upon his return to New York in 1999, he managed index derivatives and ETF trading and was a member of the Equity Division Risk Committee. Jordi is a magna cum laude graduate of Manhattan College and a board member of the School of Business at Manhattan College.

* Incubator strategy - currently invests only the Firm's proprietary capital

New York Office

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New York, NY 10022
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Hartford Office

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Hartford, CT 06103
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