Mark Connors appointed as 3iQ Head of Research

Connors comes to crypto-focused investment manager with more than 30 years of experience in portfolio management

Mark Connors appointed as 3iQ Head of Research

3iQ, which was the first investment fund manager to offer bitcoin and ether closed-end funds on the TSX, has welcomed Mark Connors as its new Head of Research.

Connors' responsibilities will include leading 3iQ's internal and external research on portfolio management, risk management, and digital asset investment exposures.

He comes to 3iQ with over 30 years of expertise in portfolio management, risk management, and most recently as Credit Suisse's Global Head of Portfolio and Risk Advisory.

"We are thrilled to have Mark's extraordinary skillset and acumen for this important position in 3iQ's senior leadership," Chris Matta, President of 3iQ Digital Assets (US), announced. "As both our firm and the digital assets ecosystem continues to grow and innovate, we believe Mark's experience and expertise establish him as the ideal leader for driving our research capabilities."

Connors' portfolio and risk management experience includes top risk roles at Diamondback Capital and Strategic Value Partners, which include Head of Fixed Income, Currency & Commodity (FICC) Risk, and Counterparty Credit Risk, as well as Co-Chair of Diamondback's Investment Risk Committee.

He also worked at CIBC World Markets, where he traded a capital structure arbitrage book that became the cornerstone strategy for Maystone Partners, a hedge fund he co-founded and ran from 2002 to 2005.

"It's a privilege to join 3iQ and be at the forefront of their solutions which seek to serve all investor types including institutions, family offices, RIAs and wealth management platforms," said Connors. "I look forward to working alongside our portfolio management and leadership teams as blockchain technology and digital assets continue to advance at an extraordinary pace in today's global markets environment."