Michael Dowdall, CFA®
Principal, Chief Investment Officer
Mike oversees the day-to-day management of the firm’s investment funds and is the portfolio manager of the AFA Private Credit Fund. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and is responsible for risk management and liquidity management for the AFA Private Credit Fund, as well as monitoring the performance of the underlying investment strategies.
Prior to joining Alternative Fund Advisors, Mike was a director and portfolio manager at BMO Global Asset Management, where he managed the US multi-asset and multi-alternative portfolios. He was a member of the firm’s Global Asset Allocation Committee, where he led credit research and tactical positioning for the firm’s global multi-asset portfolios. Before BMO, Mike was an investment analyst at Lighthouse Partners, where he focused on allocating to fixed income and relative value hedge fund strategies.
Mike is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and is a CFA Charterholder. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.