Management

At A3 Financial Investments, we believe that alternative credit securities offer diversification and countless investment opportunities that can be targeted to specific return objectives and risk tolerance levels.* 

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Chris Aymond
Principal
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Christian Aymond has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the securities industry. Prior to co-founding A3 Financial Investments, Aymond was a Director at SBAM, an alternative credit hedge fund. Aymond also developed alternative strategy products in the 40 act space as a Co-founder and Principal of Absolute Investment Advisers, LLC. He has also held various marketing and sales management positions at Putnam Investments and Federated Investors, Inc. Aymond received a B.A. in Economics from Denison University.

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John Brant Jr.
Principal
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John Brant is president at Branzan Investment Advisors, Inc. (“Branzan”), and has served as portfolio manager of the Fund since August 2021. Brant joined Branzan in 2007, and prior to that he served as Senior Vice President at GE Commercial Finance where he focused on the leveraged lending and syndicated loan markets. Prior to his employment with GE Commercial Finance, Brant worked in the capital markets group at CoBank. Brant has been involved in alternative asset investing since 2005. Brant is a CFA Charterholder and has an MBA from the University of Colorado.

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Spencer Brant
Principal
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Spencer Brant is a principal at Branzan and has served as portfolio manager of the Fund since August 2021. Brant joined Branzan in 2011, and prior to that he managed a start-up investment firm focusing on alternative assets. He has also held positions with GE Commercial Finance  and FIMAC Solutions, a consulting firm. Brant has been involved in alternative asset investing since 2005. Brant is a CFA Charterholder and has an MBA from the London Business School. 

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Tony Bosch
Principal
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Anthony Bosch contributes more than 25 years of experience in the securities industry. Prior to co-founding A3 Financial Investments, Bosch was a member of SBAM. He was a Co-founder of Absolute Investment Advisers, LLC, an alternative investment advisory firm, in which he served as Principal and General Counsel. Previously, he served as General Counsel for Berger Financial Group and began his career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Bosch received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo and a degree in Chemistry from Miami University.

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Matthew DuPree
Principal
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Matt DuPree has over 25 years of experience managing UNHW client investments and financial matters.  Before joining A3 Financial Investments, he was CFO of Southern Sky Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund.  Prior to that, he helped to develop and implement a novel portfolio for the venture arm of a single-family office.  He has been President of Hilltop Investment Advisors since 2011, and has previously managed client wealth at BNY Mellon and Wealth Management Consultants in Denver.  DuPree holds a B.A in Economics from Colorado College and an M.A. in Accounting from the University of Virginia.  He is a CPA licensed in the state of Colorado and is a CFA charterholder.

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Lars Soderberg
Principal
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Lars Soderberg has more than 37 years of experience in the alternative and traditional asset management industry. Before co-founding A3 Financial Investments, he was a Director at SBAM, an alternative credit hedge fund. Preceding this, Soderberg was with Aqueduct Capital developing their private equity effort. From 2004 through 2015, he served at Independence Capital Asset Partners (ICAP) as Chief Marketing Officer for their hedge fund business and developed some of the asset management industries first alternative liquid 40 Act hedge fund and UCITS products.  Soderberg was with Janus Capital Group from 1995 to 2004, where he was an Executive Vice President and Managing Director. In addition to his various responsibilities in managing the firm’s Institutional distribution and marketing, he served on the executive committee and was President of Janus’ broker dealer. Soderberg began his career with Fidelity Investments from 1981 to 1995, where he held a variety of retail and institutional sales roles in Boston and Los Angeles. Soderberg received a B.A. from Denison University.

*Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.