Barclay Leib, CFE, CAIA is an accomplished alternative asset due diligence professional who has been conducting due diligence and asset allocation on a variety of alternative investments (hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, alternative direct lending) for the majority of the past 19 years. He previously was a senior derivatives trader at firms including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Barclays Bank, and Societe Generale for the first 20-years of his career. He also ran Alternatives Research for Fortigent LLC ($70 bln of assets advised) for two years.
Mr. Leib has testified in AAA arbitration matters related to hedge funds, due diligence, fiduciary duty, and market manipulation, and has assisted the SEC, CFTC, SDNY, and FBI, as well as several law firms, in various financial investigations that have resulted in successful criminal prosecutions.
Mr. Leib holds active FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 license s (FINRA Series 3 previously, now expired). He is an approved FINRA Arbitrator. He has the analytical expertise to dissect complex financial situations, and to explain financial issues in an understandable manner through strong writing skills.
Named a Wilson Scholar at Princeton University, Mr. Leib completed his Princeton thesis on the regulatory aspects of the 1980 Hunt Silver Crisis. This research work was subsequently introduced as Expert Analysis into Congressional and Senate Sub-Committee’s records. He later investigated various derivatives trading issues for various financial publications including Institutional Investor, Plan Sponsor, Global Custodian, and Derivatives Strategy. Mr. Leib recently co-authored 2020 CFA Level III curriculum text on hedge funds and factor risk. He has contributed sections of two other books related to alternative investing, and appeared as a guest on Jim Grant's "Current Yield" podcast which can be found at this link: