Mr. Ward Corbett

As the Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Partners, Mr. Corbett is involved in all aspects of the business. He focuses his efforts on business strategy, fund operations, marketing and investor relations, portfolio management selection, overall macro analysis, and maintaining the highest level of confidentiality with respect to client information. Ward is an active member in his community, serving as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon, New York. Mr. Corbett has served on a committee for Shared Interest a philanthropic organization investing in the future of South Africa.  Mr. Corbett also serves as a Council Member of the Brookings Institution, a non-partisan think tank. Ward believes in taking both a local and a global approach.

Howard University: B.A. Political Science
Harvard Business School: Leadership in Financial Organizations

Mr. Alexander G. von York, CFA

Mr. von York is the Chief Quantitative Strategist and Portfolio Manager of Catalyst Partners Dynamic Equity Alpha long/short equity strategy. He is responsible for day-to-day management of the Dynamic Equity Alpha as well as the ongoing research and development of the strategy. Alex has nearly two decades of investment experience and a broad skill set developed in leadership roles focused on investment strategy analysis, macro research, risk management and the asset allocation decision. Prior to joining Catalyst, he served as Research Director for the Asset Management Finance unit at Credit Suisse, which he co-founded; as Research Director for the Asset Allocation and Multiple Advisor Strategies team at Brown Brothers Harriman; and as Associate Director of Investment Research for BARRA RogersCasey. Solutions-oriented and collegial by nature, Alex is always happy to engage with clients and help them find creative ways to achieve their goals.

Wesleyan University: B.A. Economics

Mr. Christopher Messiana

Chris brings broad expertise in finance, operations and trading to Catalyst Partners and the Dynamic Equity Alpha strategy.He has focused on developing the operational framework for the strategy since the spring of 2015. Prior to joining the Dynamic Alpha project, Chris was the Director of Operations for Marshall Wace North America, L.P., an asset manager specializing in global long/short equity. During his ten-year tenure, he was responsible for all non-investment functions and headed the algorithmic trading desk. Before Marshall Wace, Chris was a supervisor in the Institutional Operations group at Citigroup Asset Management, a fund accountant at Bridgewater Associates and a team leader in the Private Client group at Deutsche Bank.