John D’Agostino

John D’Agostino is one of DMS’s Fund Governance practice leaders and is based in the New York office. He provides guidance and independent oversight to boards to ensure adherence to governance, regulatory and compliance requirements. John also serves as Partnership Representative or Designated Individual in connection with US tax filings and audits. His expertise is sophisticated private investment vehicles characterized by complex strategies and asset classes, notably derivatives, structured credit, direct lending, high frequency/quant and similar strategies. John also manages the firm’s institutional LP and regulatory relationships and works with large global pension funds and global regulators to share information and determine industry best practices.

Prior to joining DMS, John was a Managing Director of Alkeon Capital, a large New York based investment advisor. His responsibilities included fundamental investment research across industry sectors; global compliance and regulatory management; operations; risk management and marketing.John also led the build out and hiring of a quant/HFT desk.

John previously worked with KPMG Consulting, where he was part of the firm’s global leadership for the Finance and Hedge Fund consulting groups. While at KPMG, he provided operational and strategic advisory services across a variety of industries, including: financial services, capital markets, derivatives risk and pricing, commodities (physical and derivatives, technology, ecommerce and retailers.

John began his career as Vice President and Head of Strategy with the New York Mercantile Exchange, where he helped transition the floor to electronic trading and was part of the leadership team building out the core systems to accommodate co-location, quant and HFT volumes. He also led the effort to develop the first Middle East energy derivatives exchange in partnership with the Dubai Government.

A cum laude graduate of Williams College, John received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, he also studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. He has lectured at INSEAD University, guests lectures at MIT Sloan Business School and develops research notes with the MIT Media Lab around next generation, technology enabled trading strategies. John has been featured in two New York Times bestselling business titles, multiple periodicals and participated in numerous industry speaking engagements. John leads an asset management working group on Brexit at request of the UK Consul General in NY.


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