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Hedge Funds

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Marti P. Murray is the Founder and President of Murray Analytics. Over the course of a 34 year financial services career, Marti has served in a variety of leadership roles at both investment management firms and financial advisory firms. She was the Founder, President, and Portfolio Manager of Murray Capital Management, a distressed debt focused hedge fund firm that she led from 1995-2008. Clients included Fortune 500 pension funds, university endowments, private foundations, family offices, fund of funds, and high net worth individuals. The distressed debt business of Murray Capital was acquired by Babson Capital in April, 2008. In late 2009, Marti retired from portfolio management and commenced providing financial advisory and litigation support services.

Immediately prior to founding Murray Analytics, Marti was Senior Managing Director at Goldin Associates, where she served as team leader on a variety of complex financial advisory, litigation support, and valuation matters, including Fletcher International, The Dolan Company, Pulse Electronics, and a major casino industry engagement. She has worked on matters involving a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, high technology, publishing, gaming, professional services firms, private equity funds, hedge funds, and structured credit products. She has regularly been retained by a variety of public and private companies, broker-dealers, investment funds, and governmental agencies. She has also served on Official Creditors' Committees in bankruptcies, led numerous ad-hoc bondholder committees, and managed a number of complex high profile litigations.

Ms. Murray taught as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business from 2001-2013. She has taught courses on equity analysis and valuation, and has co-taught the Bankruptcy and Distressed Debt Investing Course with Professor Edward Altman, who holds the Max L. Heine Chair in Finance. Ms. Murray was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Prize at the Stern School of Business and also received an Excellence in Teaching award. She has also been a frequent speaker at investor conferences worldwide on the topics of distressed debt and activist investing. She was the author of "Notes from the Road: The Bankruptcy Cases Everyone is Talking About and the Issues that Make Them Controversial," published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. She was also a contributing author to the first edition of Managing Hedge Fund Risk: From the Practitioner's Perspective, edited by Virginia Reynolds Parker, published in 2001. She has served on the Board of Directors (including the audit and compensation committees) for California Coastal Communities, a publicly-traded homebuilder in Southern California, and was elected to the boards of PIMCO Income Strategy Fund and PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II, as recommended by ISS, an independent proxy advisory firm. She has previously served on the boards of the Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey and Asphalt Green in New York.

Marti received an Executive M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business in 1986, and received a B.A. in International Relations and Chinese from Colgate University in 1981. She holds the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst, awarded by the National Associate of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Education & Licenses

BA, MBA, CVA