Manish Valecha, CFA®
Head of Institutional Alternatives

Mr. Valecha joined Angel Oak Capital to lead its efforts in penetrating the institutional client base with pensions, consultants, endowments, foundations, and family offices. His additional areas of focus will be on marketing, product development, and developing institutional infrastructure for the firm.

Prior to joining Angel Oak Capital, Mr. Valecha was the Head of Research at Gapstow Capital Partners and was responsible for managing investment strategy, research and due diligence on hedge funds, private equity funds, and direct investments. Previously, Mr. Valecha was a Vice President at BlackRock, where he was responsible for manager research across hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, and traditional long-only products.  Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Valecha worked at Barclays Global Investors, where he conducted investment due diligence in support of a fund of hedge funds, in addition to serving as a member of the investment committee responsible for capital allocation.   

Mr. Valecha received a B.S. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation.