Mark R. Connors
Founder, Risk Dimensions
Providing Investment, Market and Treasury Risk Management consulting services to financial institutions including money center banks, pension funds, long only managers and hedge funds.
Prior to Risk Dimensions, Mark worked at Diamondback Capital; a Stamford, CT based multi-strategy hedge fund overseeing $15 billion in exposure. Roles included Head of Fixed Income, Currency & Commodity (FICC) Risk, Counterparty Credit Risk and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Investment Risk Committee. Prior to Diamondback, Mr. Connors was the Head Risk Officer for Strategic Value Partners LLC’s global credit strategies and responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Investment and Counterparty risk management procedures and reporting. Prior to joining Strategic Value Partners, Mr. Connors co-founded Maystone Partners LLC, a capital structure arbitrage fund. All investment and operational systems and procedures were custom designed based on industry best practices. Prior to Maystone, Mr. Connors was with CIBC World Markets managing the capital structure arbitrage strategy and co-managing the high yield credit hedge book. Prior to CIBC, Mr. Connors worked in institutional convertible sales for CRT Capital Group and Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. Mr. Connors speaks frequently at Investment and Risk Management conferences and has been featured in the media on shows ranging from Bloomberg Radio to Yahoo Finance’s Daily Ticker. Mr. Connors is also a regular resource for various industry and trade publications.
Mark received his BA in English from the University of Virginia and completed graduate coursework in finance and statistics at NYUs Stern School of Business.