Senior Advisor

Neil is based in San Francisco and known for experise in quantitative and alternative stategies. Neil was also a former client. While at Symphony, Neil worked with Putnam Lovell on the firm’s sale to Nuveen.

Neil is a senior advisor to Symphony Asset Management where he was Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder. Symphony manages approximately $17 billion in client assets in alternative, structured and long credit strategies as well as market-neutral and equity strategies.​

In 2001, when Symphony was acquired by Nuveen Investments, it was primarily known for quantitative equity and convertible products. In the ensuing decade, Neil oversaw the firm’s successful transformation to primarily a credit manager including the creation of a leading CLO business. Prior to co-founding Symphony in 1994, Neil was a Managing Director at Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors (today part of Blackrock) in a number of positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the Mutual Fund Group. He joined Wells Fargo in 1984 from Coopers & Lybrand.

Neil received his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is both a Chartered Accountant in Ontario, Canada and a Certified Public Accountant in California.