As Chief Operating Officer of AlphaSimplex, Mr. Walker is responsible for finance, the daily operations of the firm, and supporting the firm’s strategic plans. He also serves on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee, and Risk Committee.
Mr. Walker joined AlphaSimplex in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Mr. Walker was responsible for the finance and accounting departments as well as other operational areas including information technology, office management and legal affairs.
Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Controller at Santa Barbara Alpha Strategies (SBAS), a registered investment adviser to a fund of hedge funds. Prior to SBAS, Mr. Walker managed the audit and tax relationships for a diverse portfolio of hedge fund clients in the hedge fund groups of Ernst & Young in Dallas and the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Walker has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Calgary, is a licensed Certified Public Accountant as well as a CFA® Charterholder.*