Anson H. BeardPresident, Managing Director
Prior to joining Cary Street Partners in 2017, Mr. Beard was with Vollero Beach Capital Partners LLC, a New York based long-short hedge fund, where he joined in 2010 as president. For six years, he was responsible for all managerial aspects of the business, including business development, marketing, legal, service providers, sales coverage/street relationships, client relations, personnel oversight (analytical and operational), hiring, and interaction with all counterparties. Mr. Beard helped facilitate growth in AUM from approximately $100 million in January 2010 to peak AUM of approximately $900 million.
Beginning in 2008, Mr. Beard was with Duff Capital Advisors, a boutique alternative asset management firm, where he rose from a Managing Director and Head of (internal) Investment Manager Sourcing to the Management Committee and named Head of the Investment Strategies Group.
Starting in 2004, Mr. Beard worked at BlackRock, Inc. where he rose to Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. He was responsible for evaluating and selecting investments in long/short equity hedge fund managers globally and monitoring managers utilized by BlackRock’s Alternative Fund of Funds group. He oversaw approximately $1.3 billion of BlackRock’s exposure to hedge funds, including the Asia-Pacific Partners fund.
In 2001, Mr. Beard was the founder, managing partner and portfolio manager of Archimedes Capital Partners LLC, where he managed a diversified long/short equity hedge fund. He oversaw all aspects of creating and managing the firm.
Mr. Beard worked at Tiger Management LLC where he was one of three analysts responsible for Tiger Management’s commodity and basic industrial equity investments. He began his career in 1994 as an associate equity analyst specializing in machinery, metals and mining at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.