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Team

The Core Alternative Capital team's extensive experience covers risk, portfolio, and volatility management across a broad range of instruments and strategies.

Our team's dedication to innovate, improve, and differentiate at every level is our ultimate competitive advantage. These values permeate throughout our culture and elevates our output and investor experience.

David Pursell

CEO, Portfolio Manager

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Danny Mack

COO, Portfolio Manager

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With investment experience since 1998, David Pursell is the Founder and CIO of Core Alternative Capital. He manages the firm’s investment strategies and oversees operations and compliance. Prior to forming Core Alternative, he launched the CCOR fund and managed the CAC strategies within a $1 billion1 asset manager. He has previous experience as CIO of a $1.5 billion2 registered investment advisor, and was Senior Portfolio Manager for a $7 billion3 boutique asset manager where he was in charge of two liquid alternative 40-Act Funds, and managed strategies for several hedge fund of funds. He has extensive experience with derivatives, specifically in the areas of risk and delta management. His background also includes roles at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. David received his M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

1 As of 6/30/2018
As of 3/31/2017
3 As of 3/31/2011

Danny Mack, Chief Operating Officer and Portfolio Manager, helped launch Core Alternative Capital in 2019. Danny manages the Core Alternative investment strategies and operations. He has held leadership roles on investment and portfolio management teams managing over $10 billion4 in alternative strategies during his career. Prior to Core Alternative, Danny worked with David Pursell managing the CAC strategies within a $1 billion1 asset manager. He was previously the lead portfolio manager for a $1.5 billion5 RIA where the investment process focused heavily on hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real assets, structured products, tactical trading and volatility management. He also previously worked alongside David Pursell at a boutique asset management firm, where Danny was a portfolio manager and senior analyst and helped that firm grow from $700 million to nearly $7 billion3 during his six year tenure. He graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he studied Finance and Economics and has served on the Young Alumni Board.

1 As of 6/30/2018
3 As of 3/31/2011
4 2007 to present
5 As of 6/30/2015

Peter Simasek, PhD, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Daniel Gamache, CFA

Executive Director, Institutional Investor Relations

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Peter is a Portfolio Manager at Core Alternative Capital. His responsibilities are focused on the macroeconomic and equity market strategies for the firm. Peter completed his doctoral studies in finance at Georgia Tech with a research agenda spanning various areas of fixed income and equity markets. Previously, he served in an asset management role with PIMCO where he worked with multi-billion dollar corporate clients to design custom investment solutions and asset allocation strategies, and held prior roles in capital markets with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce concentrating in finance/accounting and he maintains the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Daniel Gamache, CFA, Executive Director, leads Core Alternative Capital’s institutional investor relations, where he focuses on portfolio allocation strategy. Prior to joining Core Alternative, Daniel was a Partner and Principal of a private investment firm where he was responsible for the firm’s institutional investor clients, sat on the firm’s investment committee, and worked on the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team. His background also includes an analyst role at UBS. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona where he studied Finance, and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Brandon Lowe

Executive Director,
Marketing and Distribution

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Brandon Lowe, Executive Director, focuses on Core Alternative Capital’s distribution and marketing strategies. Since 2004 Brandon has served financial firms in many capacities, from client servicing to Director of Business Development. A tenured sales professional, Brandon has raised over $1 billion6 in AUM over his career. For over a decade, Brandon worked with a Georgia-based boutique money manager, where he worked alongside David Pursell and Danny Mack. In 11 years, Brandon held various roles in marketing, business development, distribution, and national accounts, helping that firm grow from $500 million to nearly $7 billion3 during his tenure. He holds an M.B.A. from the J. Mack Robinson Business School at Georgia State University, and an A.B. from the University of Georgia.

3 As of 3/31/2011
6 2006 to present