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Brett Messing

Brett Messing

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Brett Messing is a Partner, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer at SkyBridge Capital, a leading alternative investments firm specializing in multi-strategy fund advisory solutions. Brett brings a wealth of management and business development experience, and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the firm across its multiple funds. Prior to joining SkyBridge, he was the Founder and Managing Partner at GPS Partners, a $2.5B hedge fund that primarily focused in the energy sector. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman and a Partner at Oscar Capital Management. He also held various roles at Goldman Sachs. Brett served under Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as Co-Chief Operating Officer for economic and business policy. He was also a Senior Adviser at C40 Cities, a group taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that receives funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Academic History

  • As a Senior Advisor to LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, he provided advice on economic development by leveraging the city's various assets.

  • He also created tax incentives, reforming city procurements and pursuing new business opportunities with the LA Mayor.

  • At GPS Partners, his responsibilities included portfolio management, oversight of business operations, and raising capital.

  • He began his career at Goldman Sachs where he held various positions including Vice President and Co-Head of the Restricted Stock Group.

  • He is the co-author of The Forewarned Investor and contributed to Learning from the Global Financial Crisis - Creatively, Reliably and Sustainably.

  • He received his A.B. from Brown University, magna cum laude, and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.