Ian McDonald has been an analyst and PM for 15 years and is currently a senior member of the investment staff at Hilltop Park, a NYC based hedge fund. Ian co-founded Tourmalet Advisors in 2009 and served as President and Director of Research, overseeing a team of analysts for the firm’s global long/short equity fund and co-managing a series of distressed residential mortgage funds. Prior to Tourmalet, Ian was a Principal at Pequot Capital Management, researching investment ideas across the capital structure for the firm’s flagship Partner’s Fund. Ian also served as Pequot’s Head of Mortgage Strategies. He joined Pequot in 2003 from sell-side investment boutique Fox-Pitt, Kelton, where he worked in the coverage of the specialty finance industry. Ian is a CFA charter holder. He graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy with a B.A. in Marine Transportation and NYU’s Stern School of Business with an MBA in Finance and Accounting.