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 and is currently a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). You can see his LinkedIn Profile here.
Mr. McCarthy enjoys spending his free time skiing, traveling and working on his golf game. His free time is limited these days, however, as he raises his two small children with his wife, Dawn.