Ian P. McDonald is the Chief Investment Officer of Arden Asset Management LLC and is a member of Arden’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. McDonald is based in Arden’s London office and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm’s overall investment process. In this role, he oversees the top-down investment thesis for Arden’s funds as well as strategy allocations and portfolio construction. Prior to joining Arden in 2002, Mr. McDonald worked at Morgan Stanley in the International Prime Brokerage Group’s European Capital Introduction division where he introduced hedge funds to a variety of prospective investors, including fund of funds, private banks, pension funds, endowments and foundations. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. McDonald was an investment consultant in the London office of Cambridge Associates and was responsible for monitoring European hedge fund managers. Prior to that, he was based in Cambridge’s Boston office where he focused on manager selection and due diligence of U.S. hedge funds.
Mr. McDonald graduated with an M.A. (Honors) degree in Economic and Social History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.