Alternatives Research Team

 Investment managers should consider Investment Manager Research (IMR) as their primary point of contact and can contact our research department by sending an email to the appropriate asset class email listed below. Please note it is company policy to forward meeting inquiries made to RVK employees outside of IMR to the appropriate research professional.

To request a meeting with IMR, please include:

  1. The name of your firm
  2. Who will be attending and their role at your firm
  3. The dates and times you would like to meet
  4. Products/Topics you would like to discuss (exact name of the strategy & benchmark)
  5. Please also attach an electronic copy of any relevant presentation materials

RVK utilizes a number of databases in our alternatives research: eVestment ( and HFR ( for direct hedge funds and Preqin ( for private equity, private debt, and private real estate.

Please send press releases, firm updates and product commentaries to:

Direct individual research questions and meeting requests to the email addresses below.


Alternative Credit
- Includes private debt, opportunistic credit, structured credit, long/short credit, and stressed/distressed
Steve Hahn, CFADirector, Alternative Markets

Diversified Hedge Funds
- Includes fund of hedge funds and direct hedge funds in the following areas: equity long/short, long/short credit, and multi-strategy
Steve Hahn, CFADirector, Alternative Markets
Sam Kavehrad, CAIAManager Research Consultant

Liquid Multi-Asset
- Includes GTAA and multi-asset inflation hedging strategies
Reed Harmon, CFAManager Research Consultant

Private Equity and Real Assets
- Includes private equity, venture capital, and special situations
- Includes commodities, timber, master limited partnerships, energy, natural resources, and infrastructure
Steve Hahn, CFADirector, Alternative Markets
Kirby Francis, CFAManager Research Consultant
Reed Harmon, CFAManager Research Consultant

Real Estate
- Includes global core, value-added, and opportunistic real estate
Steve Hahn, CFADirector, Alternative Markets
Joseph Delaney, MBA, CAIA, FRMManager Research Consultant
Robert Hulme, MPAManager Research Consultant