Kevin Coldiron

Kevin Coldiron

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Kevin Coldiron is a Lecturer of Financial Engineering at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. Kevin is a retired hedge fund manager with over 25 years of experience in quantitative finance. Prior to joining the Haas faculty, he co-founded Algert Coldiron Investors, a hedge fund which was consistently ranked by alternative investment consultants among the best equity market neutral managers globally. Previously, he was part of the team at Barclays Global Investors that first began to popularize factor investing. As a Managing Director at BGI, he ran the company’s European hedge fund business. He was also a currency market analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In addition, Kevin is the co-author of The Rise of Carry, a book that explains how carry trading has grown to dominate financial markets. Today, he is also a Forbes contributor where he writes about investments and markets.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he supported the bank's foreign exchange trading desk as a currency market analyst.

  • At BGI, he was Head of Market Neutral Strategies where he established and co-managed BGI's European hedge fund portfolios.

  • He also directed a team of researchers building models to forecast stock-level and asset class returns at BGI.

  • As Co-owner and Co-CIO of ACI, he specialized in quantitative equity portfolio management, and managed market neutral hedge funds.


  • Finance Committee Chair, Bishop O'Dowd High School

  • Advisory Board, St. Mary's College