Mr Pitts is a sophisticated market professional with direct investment experience in alternatives combined with a strong understanding of how to drive commercial opportunities; he is currently focused on business development projects in the alternatives space. Formerly an equity L/S portfolio manager at Cheyne Capital (2002-07) in London, he gained a deep, first-hand knowledge of the working dynamics of a fund that raised assets from <$2bil to >$12bil during his tenure. He was previously the Head of Trading, and a NASD-designated compliance principal, for W.R. Hambrecht & Co. In his early career, Mr Pitts was a Senior Equity Trader at Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco. He is a holder of dual U.S. and Italian citizenships and is based in London.