Our Story

Alternative Fund Advisors (AFA) was established in 2020 by Marco Hanig and Mike Jancosek, a pair of seasoned executives who draw on their combined experience in building and managing successful alternative and traditional fund businesses for premier financial institutions. 

Over the course of their careers, they became acutely aware of the challenges fiduciary advisors face in sourcing private investments for clients in a practical and convenient manner. To satisfy this unmet market need, they launched AFA with the purpose of offering innovative private investment solutions for registered investment advisors, family offices, and wealth advisors at private banks.  

Our Operating Principles

At AFA, our goal is to help you:

  • Easily access private investments that provide diversified sources of returns in a convenient registered fund format.
  • Tap into an outsourced partner with the expertise to independently identify, evaluate, and monitor private asset portfolio managers and strategies.
  • Deploy private investments in a manner that aligns with the objectives and structures in place for client portfolios.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of private investments through ongoing asset class insights and education.

We appreciate your fiduciary responsibility to clients and the importance you place on helping them achieve their goals in a thoughtful manner. As such, our values align with yours:

Commitment to innovation. Our mission is to offer access to novel strategies and managers that make for compelling investment solutions for your clients.

Ongoing education, responsiveness, and transparency. In-depth asset class education, a highly consultative relationship, and robust reporting are embedded in our firm’s DNA.

Culture of excellence. Our standards are high for our team, partners, and how we continuously help you achieve your goals and objectives for your clients.

Golden rule. We treat clients, asset management partners, and employees in a manner we would expect to be treated ourselves.

Our Team

Our talented and seasoned team is committed to delivering the investment and the client experience you expect.

Marco Hanig CEO Alternative Fund Advisors

Marco Hanig

Managing and Founding Principal, CEO

Mike Jancosek Founder Alternative Fund Advisors

Mike Jancosek

Founding Principal, Head of Distribution

Rafi Labourdette Alternative Fund Advisors

Rafi Labourdette

Principal, COO and CFO

Chief Investment Officer at Alternative Fund Advisors

Michael Dowdall

Principal, CIO

Relationship Manager at Alternative Fund Advisors

John Olsen

Principal, Advisor Relations

Scott Jerge

Senior Associate, Advisor Relations

Terry Riordan

Principal, Advisor Relations

Terry Riordan

Principal, Advisor Relations

Terry Riordan

Principal, Advisor Relations

Terry Riordan

Principal, Advisor Relations

Advisory Board

Charles F. Britton

Managing Partner, Echelon Investment Partners

Richard A. Davies

Independent Consultant and Investor

Karl H. Heckenberg

CEO and President, Emigrant Partners

Carter Neild

Managing Partner,

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