Alec Litowitz

Alec Litowitz

Formal First Name

Alec Litowitz is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Systematic Investing at Magnetar Capital, an alternative asset management firm he founded in 2005. He also serves as the Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and co-head of its Investment Committee. Litowitz created and continues to be involved with the Magnetar Capital UChicago Financial Education Initiative, an innovative high school-based financial education program.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Litowitz began his financial services career in corporate finance at JP Morgan, focusing on the Financial Institutions Group. 
  • He is an athlete and avid outdoorsman who enjoys endurance and adventure races including triathlons and off-road mountain bike competitions.
  • 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.
  • While at MIT, he became the first All-American squash player in the school’s history.
  • 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.