“Fortexis”, a portmanteau of Fortuna + Hexis (Latin for luck and skill)
Ben Funk is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of RockBolt LLP. Mr. Funk previously served as a Partner at the investment management firm Tages Capital LLP. Prior to this, Mr. Funk was a Founding Member and Partner of Liongate Capital Management where he served as Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Head of Research. Mr. Funk managed over 30 staff and was responsible for the portfolio management, investment research, risk management, and operational due diligence groups of the firm. The scope of investment activities included a broad range of financial instruments relating to equity, fixed income, commodities, foreign exchange and emerging markets.
Ben, named by Institutional Investor as a "Rising Star of Hedge Funds”, has been a regular contributor to the financial press and has served as a Visiting Lecturer of Economics at DePaul University. He was formerly at Morgan Stanley and earlier worked on the Chicago Board of Trade and New York Stock Exchange. He earned a BA from Purdue University, holds an EMBA from the University of Stockholm and was awarded his Master of Research and PhD from the University of London, London Business School. Mr. Funk is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Ben lives in London with his wife and two children.