Groups: Business & Operations

Nick Crystal

Nick is a Business Development & Investor Relations Associate at Pura Vida. Prior to joining in 2021, Nick was an Associate at Societe Generale on the Capital Introductions team, working with both hedge funds and institutional investors. Previously, he began his career as a Sales Analyst on the FX Derivatives flow desk at Societe Generale, …

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Melissa Balaban

Melissa serves as Chief Operating Officer at Pura Vida. Prior to joining in 2021, she was the Director of IR and Marketing at ITE Management, an investment firm with $1.8 billion under management, specializing in industrial transportation related assets and companies. There she was responsible for managing the firm’s capital raising and investor relations effort …

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Matt Manno

Matt is Assistant Controller at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Matt worked at ExodusPoint Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund with over $13 billion of assets under management. At ExodusPoint he was a Senior Fund Accountant in charge of building out the fund accounting processes since the Fund’s launch in 2018. …

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Shirley Alvarez

Shirley is the Executive Assistant and Office Manager at Pura Vida. Prior to joining in 2021, she spent five years as an Executive Assistant/Performance Analyst at LCA Capital LLC, an investment family office based in New York City that manages the wealth of a prominent family in Latin America. With over ten years of experience …

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Pedro Morais

Pedro is the Operations Manager at Pura Vida. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Pedro was most recently the Operations Manager at JD Capital Management, a global volatility hedge fund based in Greenwich, CT, where he oversaw a team responsible for providing middle office support to the portfolio managers and execution traders, as well …

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Sarah Elkin

Sarah leads Pura Vida’s People and Culture, overseeing recruiting, selection, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining in 2013, she worked with a healthcare equity research team at Diamondback Capital, a $5 billion multi-manager investment advisor, and at Sivik Global Healthcare, a dedicated healthcare hedge fund. Sarah received her M.S. from New York …

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Jamie Somohano

Jamie is Chief of Staff at Pura Vida, supporting all facets of the firm. She brings a decade of experience in financial services, having worked in various roles from the trading floor to managing publicity. Prior to joining in 2020, Jamie managed publicity at BNP Paribas and Point72 Asset Management for various economists and asset …

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Anne Corey Ahl

Anne leads Pura Vida’s marketing and investor relations efforts. Prior to joining in 2018, Anne worked in marketing and investor relations at GCM Grosvenor (f/k/a Credit Suisse CFIG), a diversified alternative asset management firm with $50 billion of assets under management. There, her work spanned the firm’s private equity, real estate and infrastructure businesses, managing …

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Zach Canonico

Zach is Director of Operations at Pura Vida Investments. Before joining Pura Vida in 2020, Zach held a leadership role as Vice President of Portfolio Management Operations at AQR, a global quantitative investment firm with $150 billion of assets under management. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as Head of Portfolio Finance at Blue …

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Cara Bradfield

Cara serves as Pura Vida’s Controller. Prior to joining Pura Vida in 2019, she worked at Arrowstreet Capital, a quantitative equity firm that manages global equity portfolios for institutional investors around the world. There she was a Manager responsible for the team, processes and network of service providers who facilitate the NAV production, financial reporting, …

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