Richard Blair, CFA® , CAIA ®

Director, Alternative Investment Research

Richard is Director of Alternative Investment Research for Shepherd Kaplan, with primary responsibility for developing investment strategy and alternative investment research. He conducts research on capital markets, securities analysis, macroeconomics, investment strategies and portfolio construction for institutional, endowment & foundation, and high-net-worth clients. Rich leads qualitative and quantitative due diligence of alternative investment managers and strategies. Rich is a member of the Firm’s Research Committee and assists the Firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Shepherd Kaplan, Rich contributed to asset allocation, portfolio construction, and manager selection in the Amherst College Investment Office. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, and is a CFA® charterholder.