Chris Cutler founded Manager Analysis Services, LLC [MAS] to provide outsourced due diligence services on investment managers. MAS covers primarily alternative investment strategies that are deployed through hedge fund, private equity, real estate and venture capital managers. Clients primarily include endowments and foundations and family offices/HNW investors.
MAS deploys its own proprietary means of assessing managers’ investment strategies that focuses on alpha-creation capabilities while mitigating tail risks. MAS also conducts comprehensive operational due diligence and coordinates background reviews, as requested by clients. Cumulatively MAS has reviewed over 1,500 managers since its founding 13 years ago.
Prior to founding MAS, Cutler managed risk for specialized fixed income derivatives products, marketed OTC interest rate derivatives, and developed structured financial products while at Deutsche Bank. He conducted due diligence calls as early as 1995, when managing risk for the stable value Wraps business. Cutler was an economist and bank regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1988 to 1994. He co-authored the Federal Reserve System’s original Trading Activities Manual, the comprehensive guide to the Federal Reserve System’s examiners when they examine banks’ trading floors.
Cutler has an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business Executive Program, a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, and is a CFA Charterholder. He is also active in the NY Chapter of the CFA Institute, NYSSA, where he co-led a successful governance reform effort, and serves as a Board Director.