President & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Hildene capital management
Mr. Jefferson is the Founder and President of Hildene Capital Management, an asset management firm specializing in structured finance investments. Mr. Jefferson oversees all firm investment decisions and strategies. With over 25 years of combined experience in the structured finance market and the option arbitrage industry, Mr. Jefferson has led Hildene to Barron’s Top 100 Annual Hedge Funds list for six consecutive years.
Mr. Jefferson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Management degree from J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to founding Hildene, Mr. Jefferson was a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Marathon Structured Finance Fund, which had no down months during his tenure. Prior to Marathon, he worked in the Structured Credit Products groups at Salomon Smith Barney and Chase Securities.
Mr. Jefferson is very active in the community. He is a member of the board of directors of the Tewaaraton Foundation, which annually awards the Tewaaraton Trophy to the best college lacrosse player in the nation; as well as a board member of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), a tour based professional lacrosse league featuring the best players in the world. Mr. Jefferson is also on the board of trustees of the Gifft Hill School in St. John, US Virgin Islands. He is the managing member of RPP Advisors LLC, a financial services firm based in the US Virgin Islands.