Ken Grant is the Founder of General Risk Advisors, LLC and focuses on risk advisory services for our clients. Prior to GRA, Ken founded ConceptONE (previously known as Risk Resources) a risk management outsourcing business, catering to trading/alternative investment business, which provides risk consulting, product development, capital introduction and related services to these groups. The firm employed 50 people and has managed reporting and associated advisor for over 150 clients, including hedge funds, bank asset management groups, fund of funds, family offices, prime brokers and fund administrators, with responsibility for hundreds of billions in capital, covering every asset and strategy class in the global capital markets.
Prior to launching Risk Resources, Ken was the Head of Global Risk Management for Cheyne Capital (a $5 billion alternative money manager), the Managing Director Risk at SAC Capital Advisors and the Director of Risk Management at Tudor Investment Corporation. Ken is a Faculty Member at Columbia University focused on Risk Management/Actuarial Sciences and is a Fellow at the Center for the Management of Systematic Risk at Columbia University. He is the author of “Trading Risk: Enhanced Profitability through Risk Control” (Wiley ’04), Risk Management Curriculum CFA (CFA Institute, ’05) and was the principal author of “Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers” (Managed Funds Association, ’00, ’03, ‘05). Mr. Grant has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Master in Economics from Columbia University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.
Steve Dryer, CFA, FRM
Steve Dryer is a Director at General Risk Advisors, LLC focusing on risk model development and client servicing. Prior to General Risk Advisors, LLC, Steve served as a Risk Manager at BNY Mellon on the Dreyfus Long Short Equity Fund where he developed an internal data management system to normalize and enrich data from administrators, Bloomberg, RiskMetrics and Barra. He then used this system to build reports and tools utilized by the portfolio managers to understand and monitor the risks associated with the subadvisors and positions. Steve was also responsible for the reporting development of a UCITS fund launch, manager risk reviews, and risk reporting on SMA and comingled products. Before BNY Mellon, Steve worked at ConceptONE/Risk Resources as a Managing Director of Risk Reporting. Steve managed a team of risk analysts to develop risk reporting capabilities and provide customer service for hedge fund, fund of fund and family office clients. Prior to Risk Resources, he was employed at RogersCasey as a Senior Risk Analyst performing investment manager due diligence, capital markets research and risk model development. Steve has a BS in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University, is a CFA Charterholder, and is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Tony Feller is a Director at General Risk Advisors, LLC focusing on database development and client servicing. Prior to General Risk Advisors, LLC, Tony worked for ConceptONE LLC where he was a Vice President of Risk Reporting and managed the risk analyst team after Steve’s departure. Tony oversaw client onboarding, risk analytics, risk reporting, and database development. Upon the sale of ConceptONE, Tony oversaw and was instrumental in the transition of risk clients to a new a platform in order to ensure continued coverage. Tony studied at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Joe Mitchell, CPA
Joe Mitchell is a Director at General Risk Advisors, LLC focusing on business development and sales. Prior to General Risk Advisors, LLC, Joe was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for risk reporting to senior management and oversight of the risk management framework. Before that Joe worked as a risk management auditor for JPMorgan Chase and Deloitte & Touche. Joe is a CPA with a BS Accounting from the University of Kentucky and an MS Accountancy from George Mason University.