Promethean Asset Management LLC, the New York-based private investment firm, today announced that it has appointed Christopher Greer as Partner, overseeing Sales, Marketing and Client Service. With over $400 million in assets under management, Promethean focuses on convertible and multi-strategy arbitrage.
Greer joins the company on January 21, 2003 and will be based in Promethean’s corporate headquarters in New York. He replaces John Morris, who resigned recently.
“Promethean has always been committed to providing the best in investor service,” says James O’Brien, head of Promethean. “I am confident that Chris ‘s knowledge, background and proven abilities will allow us to continue with this commitment.”
Greer said: “This is a great opportunity for me. Promethean is a great firm with a proven track record and a terrific family of arbitrage products, and I am looking forward to getting started.”
Greer joins Promethean from Stark Investments (the family of funds within Staro Asset Management) in Milwaukee, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Marketing. During Greer’s three-year tenure at Stark, the firm grew from approximately $1billion in assets to its current size of over $2.2 billion, focused primarily on convertible arbitrage. Greer also served as a member of Stark’s Executive Committee.
Prior to that, Greer was Senior Vice President of Institutional Sales at Weiss, Peck and Greer, where he spent six years based in New York and Chicago. He marketed the firm’s broad range of products, including fixed income, large-cap equity, venture capital and hedge fund products. Greer began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he spent six years in sales and marketing.
Greer graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1988.