Race Rock Capital LLC

Introductions for emerging and established institutional money managers.

provides introductions for emerging and established institutional money managers.

We are a broker-dealer that makes connections between qualified investors and select managers. We currently have a number of managers under contract but are responsive to investor needs when introducing a manager. Our current managers range in strategy from Long/short equity, Systematic macro and micro traders, CTAs, High Yield, etc.; and ranging in size, from new managers with little or no AUM to multi-billion dollar AUM managers. The managers' underlying characteristic is they all possess a carefully articulated and demonstrable edge.

Our Philosophy

We are driven by our investors needs. Our primary focus is to expand the bandwidth of these institutional investors by filtering the broad universe of investment strategies to identify unique pedigreed managers with specialized talent. We work on a very targeted basis and only provide introduction between manager and investor if objectives are clearly aligned.

Everyone with whom we do business must treat their family, friends, employees and pets with dignity and respect.

C. Richard Bartels, Jr. CFA, CTA

Managing Director

Richard Bartels is a results-oriented marketing executive with 35+ years of experience in expanding assets for capable focused single strategy managers of hedge and CTA funds.

At Race Rock Capital and predecessor firms, Rich has raised more than $1.5 billion for select managers from institutional sources. Earlier Rich founded Rosenberg Institutional Equity Management with four partners and grew it to $10 billion under management in four years. He negotiated a joint venture with Nomura Securities resulting in the establishment of a series of Luxembourg unit trusts with assets of $3 billion and revenues of $24 million. As head of the Portfolio Rebalancing Desk at Jefferies & Company he increased portfolio-trading revenues by over 150% in one year. While at Batterymarch he assisted in securing and exploiting different alliances to bring in more than $1 billion in emerging market assets in less than fifteen months enabling firm to be sold because of improved bottom line.

Managing Director

Responsible for three major areas including sales and marketing on and off shore for hedge funds, and fund of funds.

Primarily focused on quantitative and systematic equity, futures and fixed income funds.

John McGillian

John has three decades of experience in financial services specializing in alternative asset management. He founded Caxton Symmetry LLC, a hedge fund partnership with Caxton Associates Inc., one of the most successful hedge funds in the world. Throughout the next 20 years he honed his skills in identifying early hedge fund talent; investing on his own behalf and that of his clients, including family office and institutional investors. Over the past 30 years John has acquired extensive investment knowledge and has cultivated an extensive global network of investment managers.

John is a leader in his community and very active in a number of philanthropic endeavors focused on education and the environment. He has served on the boards of Epiphany School in Dorchester MA, Johns Hopkins SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies), the Fishers Island Conservancy and Fishers Island Development Corporation. John has Series 7, 24, 63 and 3 registrations.

Geordie Miliotis

George "Geordie" Miliotis has 9 years of industry experience raising capital for a variety of financial products. He started his career at a HNW/Multi Family Office associated with National Life of Vermont, where he was a portfolio analyst and small pension design consultant. From there Geordie moved to MFS where he held roles in consulting and sales in both retail and institutional channels. At Race Rock Geordie focuses on raising institutional capital for a select group of Hedge Funds and Alternative strategies. He maintains his Series 7, Series 63 registrationss.

Geordie graduated from Wheaton College with a BS in Economics, where he played Varsity Soccer and Rugby. His senior year, Geordie was awarded the Wheaton College Scholar Athlete Award and he is also a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society. Geordie also maintains a strong commitment to philanthropy as President of Alex's team Foundation, a non-profit organization he founded with his family in 2002. It is focused on funding cancer research and improving patient and family care. He lives in the North End of Boston where he enjoys playing squash and is a longtime Patriots season ticket holder.

Chad Bartels

Chad is a Registered Principal of Race Rock Capital and has 15+ years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining RRC, he worked with Woodlawn Advisors, an options boutique in Stamford, CT, where he served as a Director of Equity Derivative Sales. Before Woodlawn, he was a Director of Equity Sales & Trading at Soleil Securities. Chad began his career at Jefferies & Co where he held roles as Equity Sales Trader and Nasdaq Market Maker. He graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, MA with a BS in Economics and was a member of the Men's Varsity Lacrosse team. Chad lives in Darien, CT with his wife and two sons. When not working or spending time with his family he enjoys golf, saltwater fishing and upland bird hunting. Chad holds his Series 3, 7, 24 and 63 registrations.

Natasha Koprivica

Ms. Koprivica raises assets for selective group of hedge fund managers through institutional relationships globally. Prior to August 2013, Ms. Koprivica was a Senior Vice President at Venus Capital Management where she led business development and strategic fund raising for the firm. She has been associated with Venus Capital since 1998 and is one of the founding executives involved in its initial formation and strategic business development. Venus Capital remains a client and one of the managers she represents. Prior to joining Venus Capital, Ms. Koprivica managed family owned investment firm, Institut -3M in Belgrade, Serbia. The firm was founded in 1987 to support private equity amd venture capital markets in regions of Southeast Europe.

Ms. Korpivica was engaged in projects related to privatization, project financing, implementation of new technologies, debt/equity financing and M&A deals. In 1997, Ms. Koprivica completed the MBA program at Franklin W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. She studied entrepreneurship and finance Institute Franco-American de Management, private school in Paris and Electronic and Telecommunications at University in Belgrade. Ms. Koprivica also studied theory of music and composition. Ms. Koprivica participates in speaking engagements on asset raising for alternative strategies and early stage businesses and serves as a strategic advisor to small businesses and non-profit organizations.Ms. Kopivicia holds her Series 7 and 63 registrations with Race Rock.

Liz Sadwick

Liz has extensive experience driving strategic growth and product visibility for investment managers within intermediary retail distribution (Wire houses, Independent & Regional Broker/Dealers, Bank's, TAMP's and RIA's). She is experienced in all aspects of sales, key account management and marketing for separately managed accounts, unified managed accounts and mutual funds with platform gatekeepers, research analysts and financial consultants and professional intermediaries. Currently with Risk Paradigm Group, her previous firms include: Congress Asset Management, Cadaret, Grant & Company, and Access Distribution Partners. Liz is a featured speaker at various industry conferences covering trends and best practices for: marketing, communications, product development and distribution. Industry organization involvement: Money Management Institute, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, and 85 Broads. Liz maintains FINRA registrations 7 and 66.

Barbara Dalton Russell

With over 25 years of experience in investment-banking and capital markets, Ms. Russell has raised significant amounts of capital for technology, media/new media, entertainment and business services companies as well as provided M&A and other advisory services for a myriad of companies. Ms. Russell is a co-founder with Lou Kerner of the Social Internet Fund (SIF), a VC fund focused on social media and internet company private shares. She also served as Managing Director of Institutional Private Equity for National Securities which specializes in raising capital and providing strategic advice for mid-stage and pre-IPO companies in the technology/internet sector. She has provided strategic advice to companies such as TCI, Liberty Media, Comcast, Bertelsmann, Time Warner, and Reuters. Ms. Russell has her Series 7 and 63 registrations with Race Rock.

Ed Salmon

Before joining RRC, Ed spent more than 30 years as a senior equity sales trader. He covered a variety of Institutional accounts establishing deep revenue generating relationships in the Boston and New York region. Ed holds the series 7 and 63 registrations. He grew up in Boston and enjoys paddle tennis and golf.

Laura Ross Moore

Laura's career in finance has spanned over 35 years with a focus on global trading of futures and alternative investments. She began her career in the early 1980's as a trader of soft commodities in Brazil hedging for clients. She is fluent in Portuguese. Returning to the US in the mid 80's she continued to trade commodities and financial futures building a team of 15 people based in the US and London. This team were among the top producers at Dean Witter. Laura was the first woman appointed to the Dean Witter Chairman's club. Her career path changed in the 90's when she began trading for hedge funds and was involved in relationship management for 4 multi-billion hedge funds.

The past 5 years she has been the Director of Capital Introductions for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (FKA Newedge). Laura worked with a team of 150 prime brokerage professionals globally to increase the group's trading/clearing profits, brand awareness and relationships with institutional hedge fund allocators. She advised hedge fund clients on key features of asset-raising strategies, including target market sector/region, fund and fee structure offerings, IR staffing, seed opportunities, and market trends. Her team produced educational events and customized road shows to highlight manager capabilities to investors. Laura carries her series 3, 7 and 63 with Race Rock. Laura is involved with a number of philanthropic endeavors focused on animals, health and education.

Contact Us

Race Rock Capital LLC
One International Place
Suite 2401
Boston, MA 02110
T: (857) 991-1493
F: (781) 240-2597
M: (617) 840-0778

Email: rich@RaceRockCap.Us


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