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Senior Vice President, RESEARCH

Richard Blair is Senior Vice President of Research for SKK, with primary responsibility for developing investment strategy and alternative investment research. He conducts research on capital markets, securities analysis, macroeconomics, investment strategies and portfolio construction for institutional, endowment & foundation, and high-net-worth clients. Rich leads qualitative and quantitative due diligence of alternative investment managers and strategies. Rich is a member of the Firm’s Research Committee and assists the Firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining SKK, Rich  contributed to asset allocation, portfolio construction, and manager selection for the Amherst College Investment Office. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, and is a CFA charterholder.

Allen Liu

Senior Analyst, Research

Allen is a Senior Research Analyst. He is primarily engaged in investment research, manager selection, and monitoring of managers and strategies suitable for the firm’s wealth management institutional and private clients. These investments range from liquid options such as ETFs and mutual funds to less liquid structures such as hedge funds and closed-end funds. Allen assists in cultivating the SKK Investment Committee’s macro agenda as well as in developing select SKK fund vehicles. He also works closely with SKK’s financial advisors to develop custom risk factor analysis and portfolio asset allocation tools in response to evolving client needs. Prior to joining SKK, Allen worked in the Investment and Fiduciary Consulting Group at Arthur J Gallagher & Co., supporting asset allocation and portfolio construction of public pension portfolios. Allen graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Economics and Global Studies, and is currently a CFA Level III candidate.