Alan Reid

Founder @ Reid Partners, LLC

Alan Reid’s has spent 30 years in financial services, serving in many senior and advisory roles throughout the broad industry, including FinTech, Brokerage, Family Offices and Investment Advisory services. Reid has recently launched The RAM Activist Fund, while serving as a Director to Arista Group and Opportunity Network. He also serves as an advisor to Caliber, ZOIC Studios and FinTech Studios.

In 2015 Reid sold Forward Management LLC to Salient Partners. As a Founder and CEO of FORWARD, Reid led the firm and the U.S. mutual fund industry into the space he coined “Liquid Alts.” During his tenure, FORWARD scored many industry firsts: first to engage the SEC on mutual fund market timing, first to offer a public L/S bond fund, first emerging corporate bond fund, and, Reid’s favorite, first to invite Elliott Spitzer to his board meeting.

Alan served on The Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, and its working group at The FED, focused on industry risk. Earlier in his career, he was the founding member of the SunGard Financial Solutions Advisory Board, fostering quarterly risk dialogue with Harry Markowitz. Reid previously founded and sold ReFlow LLC, an industry liquidity provider, and had numerous roles at Morgan Stanley including SVP of MS Online.