Dave D. Matter
Dave D. Matter, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm's Hedge Fund Solutions team. Mr. Matter is a member of the Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research group within BAA. He is a portfolio manager and is responsible for overseeing the sourcing, performance of due diligence on and monitoring of hedge fund managers.
Mr. Matter's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Quellos Group, LLC, of which the alternative investment management business was acquired by BlackRock in 2007. At Quellos, he served as a Principal responsible for management of Absolute Return Strategy portfolios and overseeing underlying manager due diligence. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Matter was involved in the funding and operation of four start-up microbreweries. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Matter was a financial analyst with Bankers Trust and a marketing representative with the American Funds-Capital Group.
Mr. Matter earned his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, an MBA degree, with honors, and an MA degree in international studies, both from the University of Washington in 1998.