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 an asset management firm with a 40 year history, through its affiliates. We are focused on our innovative investment process, cutting-edge thought leadership and a constant commitment to philanthropy.

At Weiss, we place a premium on people: our investors, our employees and our community

  • developing our analysts into PMs is balanced with selective external recruiting
  • various non-overlapping investment strategies
  • over $1.9 billion in assets under management

We strive to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns for our clients.  Our approach attempts to balance the forward-looking views of our portfolio managers with sound risk management. Our investment teams are sector specialists and bring diversity in perspective and experience. Our portfolio managers, some of whom joined Weiss straight out of college, have an average tenure of approximately 11 years with the firm and roughly half of our employees are dedicated to maintaining a robust operational and technological infrastructure in order to seamlessly support all of our strategies and products. The end result is an adaptive multi-strategy platform that allows Weiss to offer clients innovative solutions having the potential to provide attractive outperformance over multiple market cycles.

“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

320 Park Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone +1 212-415-4500

Hartford Office

One State Street 
20th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone +1 860-240-8900