As Chief Operating Officer of AlphaSimplex, Mr. Walker is responsible for the firm’s finances and accounting, as well as other operational areas including office management and legal affairs. He also serves on the Board of Directors and various committees.
Mr. Walker joined AlphaSimplex in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer. 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 group of Ernst & Young in Dallas, Texas. Previously at Ernst & Young, Mr. Walker was an audit manager in the company’s Cayman Islands office, where he worked on an international portfolio of hedge funds, large private banks and special purpose vehicles.
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.*