Prior to founding Kisco Capital, Mr. McCarthy held senior positions at two multi-billion-dollar hedge funds, where he acted as a trader and portfolio manager. Mr. McCarthy managed capital in adverse market conditions, including the post-tech bubble crash of 2000, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the collapse of the financial markets in 2008-2009. Managing risk in highly volatile markets is considered his specialty.
During Mr. McCarthy’s tenure in the hedge-fund world, he managed several investment accounts that had a combined market value of up to $6.5B. Mr. McCarthy generated positive returns every year and had his best years during the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
Mr. McCarthy attended Bentley University, where he received a B.S. in Finance, and earned his M.B.A. in Banking and Finance at Hofstra University. Since 2000, Mr. McCarthy has held the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Mr. McCarthy is also an avid golfer and currently serves on the board of Mt. Kisco Country Club.