SOURCE: Clearbrook Global Advisors

Clearbrook Global Advisors

January 28, 2015 10:49 ET

Clearbrook Global Advisors Brings on Industry Veteran Manit Rye as Managing Director and Head of Hedged Index Strategies

Firm Continues to See an Increased Demand From Institutions for Customized Solutions to Enhance Returns While Protecting Principal

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) -  Clearbrook Global Advisors, a privately held, independent investment advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Manit Rye as Managing Director and Head of Hedged Index Strategies. Mr. Rye will be based in the firm's New York headquarters and report to Elliott Wislar, Chief Executive Officer of Clearbrook. 

He will be responsible for managing and developing customized portfolio solutions for Clearbrook clients, utilizing actively managed options on broad market indices. The strategy is active and is currently implemented for institutional and family office client portfolios, which Mr. Rye will oversee in his role. 

"At Clearbrook, we strategically add capabilities ahead of the evolving needs of our clients," said Wislar. "Investors are increasingly concerned about preserving principal if equity markets dislocate, or rates rise unexpectedly. Hedged index strategies enable our clients to protect the portfolio gains they've earned while participating in the market upside."

Mr. Rye comes to Clearbrook from Thomas Funds, LLC, a firm which he founded. Previously, he held Managing Director positions at Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments, Inc. and UBS in London. Before that he held Vice President roles at Goldman Sachs in New York and London and CitiBank in New York. In 1985, Mr. Rye co-founded Skye Investment Advisors in Cupertino, CA, a hedging and risk management consultancy to pension plans and financial institutions that he started with two professors from Stanford University.

A past guest lecturer on derivative trading at Harvard Business School and Columbia University, Mr. Rye has a joint Masters in Finance from Claremont Graduate School, CA and UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in commerce from Delhi University at Sri Ram College of Commerce, where he graduated with a first division. 

About Clearbrook Global Advisors

Clearbrook Global Advisors provides comprehensive, objective investment advice and solutions to institutional investors worldwide. Clearbrook serves as an actively engaged partner to clients, designing, managing and implementing customized investment programs that meet long-term objectives. Backed by nearly three decades of industry experience and dedicated research, Clearbrook strives to select superior investment managers across traditional and alternative asset classes, capitalizing on current and emerging market trends to deliver value and pursue alpha. For more information, please visit

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