The Altegris Research and Investment Solutions Group
Altegris Clearing Solutions is supported by the Altegris Research and Investment Solutions Group, a focused group of professionals within Altegris Advisors who provide ongoing alternative investments research, sourcing and evaluation support across all affiliated Altegris companies. This Research team works together through an intensive process to uncover what Altegris Clearing Solutions believes are best-of-breed managed futures managers to offer its client base.
Eric Bundonis, CFA®- Portfolio Manager, Director of Research and Sourcing
Mr. Bundonis has served as Director of Research and Sourcing since November 2014. His responsibilities include portfolio management, manager sourcing, research, and due diligence across a wide variety of alternative strategies. Mr. Bundonis brings over 10 years of alternative investment experience. From February 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Bundonis served as Vice President, Co-Director of Research and Investments of the Adviser. From July 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Bundonis served as Vice President, Senior Research Analyst for Altegris. Prior to joining Altegris in 2009, Mr. Bundonis was an Associate at OneCapital Management Partners in New York. As a member of OneCapital's investment committee, Mr. Bundonis was responsible for identifying, selecting, and monitoring investments for multi-manager funds of hedge funds serving institutional and high-net-worth investors. Mr. Bundonis graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in history and attended the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Business at Columbia University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Edgardo Goldaracena, CFA®- Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst
Edgardo Goldaracena serves as Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst for Altegris Advisors. Edgardo joined Altegris in July 2012 and has over eight years of alternative investments experience. His responsibilities include portfolio management, manager sourcing, research and due diligence across a wide variety of alternative strategies. From March 2008 to June 2012, Edgardo was a Research Analyst at Albourne Partners where he conducted due diligence on hedge funds across various investment strategies and made investment recommendations for client portfolios. He was also responsible for monitoring new hedge fund launches and emerging managers in order to identify compelling investment opportunities. Previously, Edgardo was a Junior Analyst at Pictet Alternative Investments based in Geneva. Edgardo holds a BSBA in international business and economics from the University of Richmond and is a CFA® charterholder.
Antolin Garza- Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst
With over seven years of industry experience, Antolin Garza serves as Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst for Altegris Advisors. His responsibilities include portfolio management, manager sourcing, research, and due diligence across a wide variety of alternative investment strategies. Antolin has worked at Altegris since 2012, and has previously served as Associate Vice President, Senior Research Analyst and Research Analyst for Altegris Advisors. Prior to joining Altegris, Antolin served as Research Analyst, Hedge Funds at New England Pension Consultants (NEPC) from December 2010 to November 2012. As a member of the NEPC hedge fund research team, he was responsible for performing due diligence on credit-oriented and fund of hedge fund managers, writing commentary on manager strategies, and preparing investment analysis and recommendations for the Firm's Investment Committee. In addition to research responsibilities, Antolin assisted in constructing hedge fund portfolios for implementation by institutional clients. Antolin served in various capacities, including Hedge Fund Portfolio Analyst and Portfolio Analyst, at NEPC beginning in September 2008. Prior to NEPC, he was employed by State Street Corporation as a Bank Loan Specialist in the Senior Loan Services Group. Antolin received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Joe Colombo, CFA®- Analyst, Portfolio Strategy and Markets
Joe Colombo serves as an Investment Analyst focused on portfolio strategy and markets. Mr. Colombo joined Altegris in December 2015. In his current role, he assists with internal and external performance analytics, macroeconomic and company level research, data integrity, and quantitative analysis. Prior to joining Altegris, Mr. Colombo was an Analyst at Meketa Investment Group in Carlsbad, California. He holds a BS in finance from San Diego State University and is a CFA charterholder.
Lara Magnusen, CAIA- Portfolio Strategist and Portfolio Manager
With over 15 years of industry experience, Lara Magnusen serves as Portfolio Strategist and Portfolio Manager for Altegris Advisors and is a member of the Investment Committee. Lara has worked at Altegris since 2005, previously serving as the Director of Investment Products and Director of Research and Investments for Altegris Advisors. Lara was also previously Director of Manager Research for Cabezon Capital LLC, responsible for due diligence and development of emerging hedge fund managers. Additional experience includes her tenure at Helix Investment Partners, a fixed income oriented hedge fund, as well as several years as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs. Lara is also a board member for the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, a non-profit that mentors and empowers youth in underserved and at-risk environments. Lara received a BA in economics with a minor in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley; an MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego; and holds the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).