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Dude, Where's My Alpha? Alec Litowitz, Magnetar Capital

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Dude, Where's My Alpha? Alec Litowitz, Magneta Capital, November 20, 2019, 12PM, The City Club

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 Dude, Where's My Alpha?

In "Dude, Where's My Alpha?" we examine the evolution in asset managers' perceived value proposition. After a brief history of return decomposition innovations in traditional asset management, we explore the more contemporary question investors face on how to evaluate their alternative allocations.


Alec Litowitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset management firm. He also serves as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is co-head of the Investment Committee.


Alec began his financial services career in corporate finance at JP Morgan in New York focusing in the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to founding Magnetar in 2005, he was a Principal at Citadel Investment Group and served as Global Head of Equities and a member of the Management and Investment Committees.


He created and continues to be extensively involved with the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative, an innovative high school-based financial education program. Since 2012, the initiative has used technology, teamwork and competition to help high schoolers increase their financial literacy. To date, the initiative has taught more than 900 classes, educating nearly 19,000 students.


As an athlete and avid outdoorsman, Alec enjoys endurance and adventure races including triathlons and off-road mountain bike competitions. He completed the Perskindol Swiss Epic, a six-day mountain bike stage race with 500 riders in September 2017, the La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike race in 2014, and the Hawaii Ironman in 2004. His interest in competitive sports led him to Dare2tri, a nationally focused non-profit that provides triathlon and single-event training to young people and adults with disabilities, where he serves as Board Chair.


Alec graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and anthropology and went on to receive a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. While at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alec became the first All-American squash player in the school’s history.


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Career; Featured

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11/20/2019 12:00 PM

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11/20/2019 1:30 PM





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​The City Club
850 Euclid Avenue Floor 2
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Alec Litowitz,, Magnetar

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11/20/2019 1:30 PM

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