David Perkins

David Perkins

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David Perkins is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hatteras Investment Partners, a provider of performance-focused private investment solutions. He is responsible for driving the overall strategic vision and culture of the firm. He has more than three decades of investment management experience and a proven history of building, operating and leading innovation-focused firms. As the Co-Founder of Hatteras, his vision was to eliminate the many obstacles associated with implementing alternatives. Today, he continues his passion to challenge the status quo to find ways to improve the Advisor-Investor relationship by creating performance-focused private investment solutions to help Advisors build better portfolios. Prior to Co-Founding Hatteras, in 1997, David Co-Founded CAPTRUST, the largest Registered Investment Advisor firm in America with $340 Billion Assets Under Advisement.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Prior to CAPTRUST, David and Fielding Miller partnered together to launch Interstate Johnson Lane, an innovative fee-based advisory.

  • He was a Senior Vice President of Investments at Interstate Johnson Lane, which later evolved into CAPTRUST.



  • Alternative Investment Analyst Charter, CAIA Association

  • FINRA Series 66

  • FINRA Series 7