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Forester Strengthens Institutional Business Development Team

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Forester Capital, an alternative investment platform, has strengthened its institutional business development team with the addition of industry veterans Julia Peter-Kerr and Jim McKenna, who will serve as managing directors.

Prior to joining Forester, Peter-Kerr, CFA, was a managing director at New Age Alpha, where she was responsible for institutional sales. She was also a consultant for Mathesis, advising long-only and alternative asset managers on a broad range of business development and start-up activities. An entrepreneur, Peter-Kerr co-founded Quotient Investors, a quantitative equity firm seeded by California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), where she served as managing partner and head of sales and client services.

Peter-Kerr also held leadership roles at DIAM, AXA Rosenberg Investment Management, Jacobs Levy Equity Management and MSCI Barra.

McKenna joined Forester from Camden Asset Management, where he was director of investment solutions responsible for institutional fundraising. He was also managing director and head of North America business development for InfraHedge, and previously a partner and managing director at HedgeMark Advisors, where he was globally responsible for strategic relationships as well as business development for the EMEA and APAC regions.

McKenna has extensive international experience, including senior roles at Lyxor Asset Management, Société Générale CIB, BNP Paribas and Zurich Capital Markets in their hedge fund derivatives and managed accounts businesses.

“Over the years, Forester has developed a differentiated offering and Julia and Jim will help us connect with more like-minded investors,” said Trent Carmichael, founder and managing principal. “They’re focused on introducing Forester to new partners and working collaboratively with them to develop investment programs tailored to their unique objectives. Their client focus and entrepreneurial spirit align seamlessly with our goals and those of our investors.”

About Forester Capital
Forester Capital, L.L.C. is a $1.5 billion Alternative Investment Platform and has generated $2.1 billion in profits for investors since inception. Investors participate through Forester’s advisory programs, private equity structured revenue share funds, commingled funds, direct co-investments, and capacity rights options. Forester has the unique opportunity to make strategic investments with seasoned, successful managers who are starting, or have recently started, their own firms. Forester currently has strategic revenue sharing investments with 13 managers.

Founded in 1999, Forester Capital has been led by Managing Principal Trent Carmichael. Prior to founding Forester Capital, Mr. Carmichael was an analyst at Tiger Management. Forester Capital is located in Stamford, Conn.

Susan Etkind
Prosek Partners

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