Andrew Weisman is Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager, Liquid Alternatives. In this role, Mr. Weisman serves as the firm's subject-matter expert and thought leader on multi-asset strategies. Mr. Weisman uses proprietary, state-of-the-art asset allocation methodologies to assist clients in combining traditional and alternative asset risk premia. Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Weisman was Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Board of Directors for Nikko International. He was also a partner at WR Platform Advisors, Inc., a technology platform and service provider of managed accounts, risk analytics, and investor reporting for hedge funds. Before that, he was Managing Director and Chief Portfolio Manager for Merrill Lynch's Hedge Fund Development and Management Group. Mr. Weisman has published an extensive collection of articles on asset allocation and risk issues related to hedged portfolios. His research awards include the impressive Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for Outstanding Article published in The Journal of Portfolio Management in 2002 and the 2003 GAIM Research Paper of the Year. He has a bachelor's degree from Columbia College, a master's in international affairs from Columbia and was awarded a doctoral fellowship to Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, where he completed all coursework and comprehensive exams toward a PhD. He has over 25 years of experience in portfolio construction and risk management, particularly in alternative asset strategies. He serves on the board of the International Association of Financial Engineers and as Treasurer of the Society of Columbia Graduates.