Ryan Davis, CFA, CAIA is the Director of Research at Next Capital Management, LLC. Prior to joining Next, Ryan was a senior analyst in the alternative investments group at Fortigent, an outsourced provider of research and technology services for high net worth advisory firms. At Fortigent, he was primarily responsible for the selection and implementation of hedge funds and other non-traditional investment solutions. He also led the firm’s asset allocation research and helped manage multi-asset class and dedicated alternative investment portfolios. Ryan is a frequent speaker on alternative investments and his research has been featured in major industry journals and news sites, including the Journal of Alternative Investments. Previously, he was an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He graduated from the George Washington University with a B.S. in Economics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.