About us

Allocator was born out of experience and frustration. Formerly fund allocators, we recognized the importance of having comprehensive data that is standardized and up to date. Doing this seamlessly and efficiently had been a persistent and expensive issue, one that we set about solving by developing the platform in 2012. We are passionate about technology and harnessing it to enable investors to spend fewer resources managing data and have more time to use it.

Leadership
Founder & CEO
Ryan Kalish

Before co-founding Allocator, Ryan was part of the investment team at Stenham Advisors, a $3bn fund of hedge funds. During this time, he completed due diligence on macro & equity funds around the world and led investments totaling over $300m. During his tenure he also developed a range of quantitative risk analytics tools. Ryan graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc (Hons) in Management Science specializing in Finance.

Founder
David Tawil

David was previously part of the Debt Capital Markets division at Credit Suisse before co-founding Allocator. He was instrumental in bringing a large number of bond and hybrid offerings to market and was previously responsible for French and Benelux clients. David also gained extensive experience in the Financial Institutions team at Credit Suisse, who at the time, were advising the UK Government on the Asset Protection Scheme amongst other issues. David graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Politics and has completed the FSA/FCA examinations.

Chief Technology Officer
Hassan Rehman

Hassan is an exceptionally talented technologist who brings 10 years of experience in web development, server side technologies and technical leadership. Starting his career at Confiz Solutions, he quickly adopted a leadership role and oversaw a team which grew to 7 developers. Since joining Allocator in 2012, he spearheaded the development operations working alongside the founding partners and has overseen development work on the product. Hassan graduated from Lahore University of Management sciences with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Head of Client Success
Glenda Levin, CFA

Glenda brings over 20 years investment experience to Allocator on both the buy and client sides in long-only investment, hedge funds and fund of funds. Previous roles include Investor Relations at Insparo (Hedge Fund), Global Head of Equity and Event Driven Strategies at Pioneer Investments (Unicredit Group), Corporate Advisory Group Director at UBS and Senior PM at Equitable Life. Glenda graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Soc.Sc. in Economics & Psychology.

Head of Data
Pablo Guemes, CFA

Pablo started his career as a derivatives trader at OSTC Group before developing interest in the fast-growing data industry. He joined Allocator in 2017 as a data analyst and quickly built his way up to become Head of the Team. Pablo holds a MSc in Finance from The London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. He graduated from Universidad Carlos III with a BSc in Finance and Accounting.

Andrew Baker, Advisor

Andrew is a senior adviser and freelance consultant to the alternative investment industry. He has over 35 years of experience as a practitioner and industry leader – latterly as CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the 1400 member London-based global trade association for the hedge fund industry. At AIMA he successfully developed and led the organisation during the aftermath of the global financial crisis including direct and constructive engagement in the G20 regulatory reform agenda which commenced in the wake of the crisis and which continues to unfold today. Prior to his leadership role at AIMA he worked in asset management most recently as COO of Alternative Investments at Schroders. He has also had senior investment roles at NM Rothschild, HD International, UBS Phillips & Drew and at Gartmore. He is also a non-executive director of the Amherst, Massachusetts-based educational organisation The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). Andrew graduated with BSc Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Careers

We’re passionate about what we do, work hard to do it well and have a lot of fun in the process. We’re looking for talented individuals that share our passion for innovative technology in the investment management industry to be part of our dynamic and fast growing team.

Open Vacancies
Individuals with experience as allocators to funds, across asset classes, to be involved in product development and onboarding (New York & London)
Head of Product Management (London)
Business Development Representative (London)
Client Success Analyst (London)