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KEITH E.

FRIEDMAN 1301 North Dearborn Street #707 * Chicago, Illinois 60610 773-339-6800 SENIOR INVESTMENT ANALYST Outstanding investment analyst with a proven record of providing accurate, timel y information to guide investment strategy across hedge funds, equities, mutual funds, pension funds, and alternative investments. Specialize in identifying hig h-potential opportunities and significantly improve portfolio performance. Exper t at developing models, systems, and programs to enhance information quality. Th rive on competition, challenges, and creatively solving complex investment probl ems. Hands-on leader who drives excellence organization-wide through continuing education, client-focused strategies, and personal example. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Revenue Generation * Investment Strategies * Portfolio Management * Asset Evalua tion * Business Acumen Financial Analysis * Quantitative & Qualitative Research * Performance Analysis * Profit Modeling Extensive Due Diligence * Hedge Fund Analysis * Financial Modeling * Investment Manager Research Team Management * Customer Relations * Training and Mentoring * Building Relatio nships PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Career Note: Pursuing MBA full time between 2009 and 2010. Now available for ful l-time employment. IRON PARTNERS * Chicago, Illinois * 2004-2009 Fund of hedge funds with $350 million AUM. Team consisted of 12 employees with i nvestments in 30-35 hedge funds. Director of Research & Quantitative Analysis (2008-2009) Directed all aspects of analysis, research, and evaluation of new hedge fund man agers offering potential investments in a wide variety of areas, including equit y portfolios, foreign exchange trading, distressed investing, fixed income, glob al macro, short-term trading, event-driven, real estate, and commodities. Develo ped strategies, processes, and models to obtain higher quality, objective data t hat led to accurate fund manager recommendations. Held full authority for entire due diligence process and served as the main point of contact for sales/marketi ng personnel. Supervised 2 investment analysts and an intern, providing training and mentoring to consistently enhance performance. * Coordinated efficient and thorough analysis of more than 1,000 hedge fund mana gers annually, recommending managers that accounted for 46% of the portfolio. * Spearheaded development of the Iron Risk Identification System (IRIS) that inc reased understanding of the exposures and positions in the portfolio and standar dized risk evaluation. Program used Pivot tables in Excel to define exposure acc ording to geography, asset class, security type, strategy, and industry. * Initiated creating of the Hedge Fund Taxonomy System that provided an indexed and liquid portfolio of fund exposures, allowing daily P&L to be analyzed and ge nerating critical information for evaluating new funds. * Established Fiduciary Scorecard system that used specific questions to create a score and rank of hedge fund managers, allowing standardized evaluation that c ould be tracked over time and by multiple employees.

Senior Investment Analyst (2004-2007) Initially recruited to provide analysis and quantitative evaluation of potential hedge fund investments, and ultimately gained authority of due diligence proces s. Key contributor to investment team that met with fund managers, researched fu nd performance, and recommended actions to senior managers. Created and delivere d presentations to the Investment Committee detailing benefits/risks of funds un der consideration. Regularly traveled to meet with fund managers and conduct sit e visits as part of due diligence. * Designed comprehensive, proprietary portfolio management modeling system used to track portfolio performance and predict changes that could impact the portfo lio. * Quickly gained expertise in all aspects of hedge fund evaluation and managemen t, a new industry. IRON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT * Northbrook, Illinois * 2002-2004 Investment advisory servicing high and ultra-high net worth individuals, small i nstitutions, pensions, wealth advisors, and family offices. Held $1.3 billion AU M in equities, fixed income portfolios, corporate retirement plans, and hedge fu nd portfolio. Investment / Performance Analyst Independently researched, analyzed, and evaluated mutual funds for defined contr ibution and defined benefit plans. Recommended shifts in portfolio properties or investment strategy based on qualitative and quantitative research. Worked dire ctly with clients to explain portfolio and performance analyses as well as answe r questions. Executed trades in equities and mutual funds on behalf of clients. Reported directly to CIO and assisted multiple groups with special projects, sys tem development, and large-scale analysis. * Overhauled portfolio trade execution process to achieve a nearly zero cost for adding new clients and significantly reducing employee hours required for maint enance, allowing the firm to handle more clients. * Project managed design of custom client relationship management (CRM) software that functioned within Lotus Notes, improving client satisfaction by enabling a gents to more quickly answer questions.

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Master of Business Administration (in progress) Finance, Economics, Accounting, Econometrics & Statistics The University of Chicago Booth School of Business * Chicago, Illinois Bachelor of Arts in Finance, History Minor University of Illinois * Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Level 2 Candidate ~ FINRA Series 65 Certified

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Professional Affiliations: Hedge Fund Association, Hedge Funds Care, CFA Insti tute, CFA Society of Chicago * Futures Trading: Independent futures trader throughout MBA program of E-mini S &P 500 Index Futures, Mini Dow Jones Industrial Futures, Euro F/X Futures, and B ritish Pound Futures * Computer Skills: Bloomberg, Pertrac, Measurisk, Minitab, Morningstar Principia

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