PAAMCO Names Managing Director Successor

January 9, 2012 ( - David Weinberger has joined Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC (PAAMCO) as managing director, head of portfolio management.

In this role, Weinberger will initially work alongside PAAMCO co-founder Bill Knight who heads the firm’s manager research, sourcing and due diligence efforts to identify, evaluate and include optimal managers in the PAAMCO portfolios. Weinberger will take over at the end of the year upon Knight’s retirement.

Weinberger has been a general partner of O’Connor Partners since 1992. Before that he spent nine years at The O’Connor Partnerships, the predecessor to O’Connor Partners, where he headed the Chicago office’s daily operations. He was also responsible for all derivatives-related trading and research. Over the course of his career Weinberger has also been a managing director at Swiss Bank and later a senior adviser to Swiss Bank and its successor, UBS Investment Bank. Prior to O’Connor, Weinberger was a vice president at Goldman Sachs where he created proprietary arbitrage trading in equity options and index futures. He also assisted in risk arbitrage, convertible bonds and equity options analysis and trading.

Weinberger holds a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University and an AB in mathematics from Princeton University.