Mark van der Zwan
Chief Investment Officer and Head of the AIP Hedge Funds Team
Mark van der Zwan
Chief Investment Officer and Head of the AIP Hedge Funds Team

Mark van der Zwan

Chief Investment Officer and Head of the AIP Hedge Funds Team

Mark is the Chief Investment Officer and head of the AIP Hedge Fund team and a member of the Investment Committee. He joined Morgan Stanley Investment Management in 2004 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a senior consultant for Alan D. Biller & Associates, an institutional investment consulting firm, where he was responsible for hedge fund manager selection. Previously, he was a researcher at the National Research Council of Canada, where he performed advanced computational modeling. Mark received both a B.Sc. with honors in chemistry and an M.B.A. in finance from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. Mark holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Investment Insight
An Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia
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In much the same way that investors have considered “passive” investing as a way to adjust their exposures efficiently and to reduce cost, alternatives investors have begun to explore systematic and index-based solutions—such as “alternative risk premia”— to achieve those same objectives.
Investment Insight
Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia
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Given the recent growth of investor interest in alternative risk premia, we thought it timely to share our insights on what constitutes effective due diligence in the space.

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