About WeatherStorm Capital™
WeatherStorm Capital™ is a subsidiary of Vident Financial that provides all-weather investment strategies that combine deep investment research with thoughtful systematic portfolio design and risk management. WeatherStorm provides alternative investment solutions that are broadly classified into two categories: investments across asset classes designed to deliver absolute returns, and single asset class solutions designed to deliver superior risk adjusted return over respective benchmarks.
About Andrew Alden
Andrew Alden, CFA, is the Head of Quantitative Research for Vident Financial and is a key contributor to the redesign of the Forensic Accounting Long-Short Index. With nearly ten years of professional experience in hedge fund and asset management, he specializes in empirical research, strategy development and portfolio optimization.
Previously, he was the Senior Portfolio Strategist and Lead Researcher for over $1B in systematic strategies. Andrew graduated from the University of California Berkeley with his MS in Financial Engineering.
About Shirish Malekar
Shirish Malekar is the President of WeatherStorm Capital and Chief Investment Officer for Vident Financial, a family of companies.
He has over 20 years of experience managing multi-billion dollar global bond and multi-asset portfolios. He also built, managed and successfully exited global hedge funds.
About John Del Vecchio
John Del Vecchio, CFA, is a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee (VIPC) and key contributor to the Forensic Accounting Long-Short Index. He is also the co-founder and co-manager of the Ranger Equity Bear ETF (HDGE), an actively managed exchange - traded fund dedicated to shorting individual stocks with fundamental red flags.
John is the author of the book, "What’s Behind The Numbers? A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses In Your Portfolio." Published by McGraw-Hill, "What’s Behind The Numbers?" was rated the Number One book for 2013 by Stock Trader’s Almanac.
Previously, John managed a short only hedge fund for Ranger Alternative Management, L.P. In addition, he has worked for well-known short seller David Tice and famed forensic accountant Dr. Howard Schilit.
Read the Book
Interested in forensic accounting and its uses when investing? "What's Behind The Numbers?" was written by John DelVecchio, a member of the Vident Index Policy Committee (VIPC) and inspiration behind Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF.