Since October of 2002, Mr. Alar, as the principal of West Mountain, LLC, has been managing West Mountain Partners, L.P. an Atlanta based multi-strategy, multi-manager, fund-of-funds. He also manages West Mountain, Ltd., a British Virgin Islands corporation, which serves as an offshore fund for non-US investors and retirement plans and is a sister fund to West Mountain Partners, L.P. Twice in the last eight years, West Mountain Partners, LP was ranked the best performing fund of funds in the world in its category. West Mountain’s most recent offering is the West Mountain Tactical European Finance, SPV which invests solely into Interritus Limited, a London-based company that invests in and restructures troubled Eurozone financial companies, particularly banks.
Mr. Alar has been in the investment business since 1982. He was employed by Bear Stearns & Co. for twelve years where he managed risk arbitrage portfolios for institutional and private clients and was appointed Senior Managing Director in 1993. Mr. Alar was also a Senior Vice President at Oppenheimer & Co. where he worked extensively with the firm’s Alternative Asset Group and served on the firm’s Broker Advisory Board. In 1999, he joined Deutsche Banc as a Director and was responsible for introducing Domestic Private Placement Insurance to the firm as a strategy for making hedge fund investments more tax efficient.
Mr. Alar is a graduate of East Carolina University, and previously served on the Advisory Counsel of its School of Business. Mr. Alar also studied Advance Portfolio Management at the Wharton School of Business.