Mr. Acito began his professional life as an economist. He served on the staff of the President¹s Council of Economic Advisors in both the Bush and Clinton administrations where his areas of expertise were financial markets and macroeconomic policy. He was also the Managing Director of the Center for Population Economics, a Chicago-based group dedicated to researching issues in health economics under the direction of Noble Prize winner Robert W. Fogel.
Mr. Acito then enjoyed a ten-year career as a management consultant beginning in Booz-Allen & Hamilton¹s Banking & Capital Markets practice in New York. In 1998 he joined John Casey, Kevin Quirk, and others to build a specialist firm focusing exclusively on the global investment management industry. This team was originally part of Barra, where Mr. Acito was a Managing Director, but later became independent as Casey, Quirk & Acito.
In 2004, Mr. Acito left CQA to become the global Chief Operating Officer for Investcorp's Hedge Fund Group, which, at its peak, allocated nearly $8.5 billion in client and proprietary capital. Investcorp¹s platform managed both multi-manager funds and single manager hedge funds. In additional to managing its global infrastructure (New York, London, and Bahrain), Chris was responsible for creating Investcorp’s US and European capital raising efforts and its hedge fund seeding capability (which included nearly $2.5 billion in AUM across eight managers).
Mr. Acito graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and received his Masters in Economics from the University of Chicago. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees to Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.