Eric Hirschberg is the CEO and a managing partner of ECHO Finance, a nascent insurance-centric securitization platform based in Philadelphia. Through a separate company, [IID Holdings,] he also manages a single-family office providing market risk oversight and management. Prior to forming ECHO Finance in 2018, Mr. Hirschberg spent seven years a director in the PCS division of the Alex. Brown division of Raymond James which was acquired from Deutsche Bank focusing on insurance transactions with ultra-high net worth investors. Mr. Hirschberg joined Deutsche Bank a year after the private sale of Orion Capital Management in 2011, where he was the managing partner in charge of (re)insurance risk management. He co-founded Foundation Capital Strategies in 1998 where over ten years he managed the Anova Fund, a quantitative equity hedge fund with $2.5bn in gross market exposure. Previously, Mr. Hirschberg had been a managing director of Ross Capital Markets, a Bermuda-based macro- and fixed income hedge fund for six years. For two years, he also managed a proprietary trading desk for Fuji International Finance in after two years as a program trader on the global index arbitrage desk of Merrill Lynch where he started his career in 1989.
Mr. Hirschberg earned a MSc in Statistics and Operations Research from the Stern School of Business at NYU and an Interdisciplinary BA from the University of Delaware (White Science Fellow). He is also an active member of Young President’s Association and an advisory board member of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, a Washington-based think tank. His work has been published in Risk Management & Alternative Investments.
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