Pete Ort is the Co-Founder and Managing Member of CurAlea Associates LLC, an award winning firm providing customized risk solutions to traditional and alternative asset managers and an Operating Advisor of Long Arc Capital. CurAlea provides software and consulting services across risk, portfolio construction, and asset allocation. Since inception in 2010, CurAlea has worked with over 30 asset managers, and current clients manage over $50 billion.
Prior to CurAlea, Pete was a Managing Director at Karsch Capital, a $3 billion hedge fund. Pete was also a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and was co-head of the Investment Management Division’s Hedge Fund Strategies Group (HFS). During the period of Pete’s leadership, HFS managed $25 billion and achieved record annual revenues in excess of $300 million. Pete joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 and worked in the Investment Banking Division’s Financial Institutions Group in New York and Tokyo, and in the Investment Management Division’s Private Equity Group. He was also the Head of Business Development at Smartleaf.
Pete was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, grew up speaking Czech, and also speaks some German, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Italian. Pete is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars and is a member of the board or advisory board of Ample, CarForce, Smartleaf, and MapText. He enjoys fundraising for local charities by competing in triathlons and other races with his children, and is Treasurer of the Fulbright Association of New Jersey.
Pete earned a B.S. from Duke University and J.D. and M.B.A from New York University.