Chris Cutler is a leader in the financial analyst community with broad experience assessing alternative investment strategies and venture-backed companies.

Chris previously founded the investment consulting firm Manager Analysis Services, LLC [MAS] in March 2003.  MAS advises institutional investors and family offices on investments in alternative strategies in hedge and private equity funds, and evaluation of private bank and OCIO managers. MAS helps clients select investment opportunities, perform due diligence, and monitor managers and investments. Cumulatively MAS has reviewed about 2,000 asset managers and investment ventures since its founding 15 years ago. Prior to founding MAS, Chris worked at Deutsche Bank from 1994 for 2003, where he cofounded the stable value group, which had peak assets at $15 billion.  He also marketed OTC interest rate derivatives, developed structured financial products, and managed the fixed income transition management business for offshore pension plans.

Chris was as an economist and bank regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1988 to 1994.  He co-authored the Federal Reserve System’s original Trading Activities Manual, the comprehensive guide to the Federal Reserve System’s examiners when they examine banks’ trading floors.  He also provided economic coverage of the collapse of the USSR and economic implications of the protests in Tiananmen Square.

Chris has an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business Executive Program, a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, and is a CFA Charterholder.  He also holds leadership roles in the 12,000-member NY Chapter of the CFA Institute, CFA Society New York [CFANY], where he currently serves currently as Vice Chair of CFANY’s Board of Directors.  Chris has also contributed to many other CFANY and CFA Institute projects.