Timothy J. Birney serves as the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Risk Officer for the General Partner and Investment Advisor. From 2016 through 2020 Mr. Birney was Director of Research at Stonebrook Capital Management LLC and alternative investment firm specializing in risk premia. Mr. Birney conducted strategy due diligence, portfolio construction, asset allocation, and risk monitoring. Prior the Stonebrook, from 2009 through 2016, Mr. Birney was Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at Select Advisors, LLC, a Connecticut-based hedge fund where he designed and implemented quantitative investment strategies. Prior to Select Advisors, Mr. Birney was a Managing Director, Investments at Tremont Capital Management, were he managed hedge fund-of-funds portfolios. Before Tremont, Mr. Birney developed systematic trading strategies and asset allocation methodologies for Asset Alliance Corporation, Nikko Alternative Asset Management and Yamaichi International. Prior to his hedge fund experience, he was a foreign exchange trader for Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns. Mr. Birney earned his MSCF at Carnegie Mellon and BS at Drexel University.