Jonathan E. Lewis
Chief Investment Officer
Jonathan was a co-founder of Samson Capital Advisors LLC. Samson was a privately-owned investment management firm that was founded in 2004 by senior investment professionals from OFFITBANK, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan. Prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, Samson managed over $7 billion in assets in customized fixed income for affluent families and their foundations, endowments and corporations. He was a Managing Principal, Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Management Committee. As chair of its investment committee, he supervised the design, development, and implementation of the investment and risk management processes central to the firm’s approach to taxable and tax-efficient investing. In this position, he designed the quarterly planning process that serves as a foundation of the firm’s longer-term outlook, risk management approach, and the quality control techniques used in its peer review process. His work in currency investing led Samson to launch its first mutual fund. His comments regularly appear in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg News and he has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and PBS’ Nightly Business Report.
Prior to Samson, he was the Chief Fixed Income Strategist at OFFIT Investment Group (formerly OFFITBANK), which he joined in 1999. Jonathan also chaired its Portfolio Strategy Committee. In that capacity, he served as Managing Director of Fixed Income for Evergreen Private Asset Management, which managed $18 billion in private client assets. He also served as a member of Evergreen’s Customized Fixed Income Management Team, overseeing more than $100 billion in fixed income assets.
From 1988 through 1999, Jonathan was a Portfolio Manager and Vice President with Skandia Asset Management, where he served as Head of Fixed Income, and a member of the firm’s Global Fixed Income Investment Policy Committee for the firm’s insurance related portfolios. From 1986 to 1988, Jonathan was a money market trader at Dean Witter Reynolds.
Jonathan is an active member of Business Executives for National Security, an organization comprised of senior American business leaders contributing potential solutions to national security problems. He served as part of the congressionally mandated independent panel that reviewed the CIA’s venture capital operation, In-Q-Tel, in 2001. From 2003-2004, he was part of a compensation reform study which was presented to the CIA Director and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was awarded the CIA’s Agency Seal Medal for this work. He was also a part of a 2008 study of private sector analytical practices and how they could inform the Intelligence Community’s own capabilities. In 2015, he was a member of a four-person BENS Task Force which reviewed domestic security capabilities to protect the US from terrorism.
He is the author of Spy Capitalism: Itek and the CIA (Yale University Press, 2002) and the co-author of CIA Deputy Director Richard Bissell’s memoirs: Reflections of a Cold Warrior (Yale University Press, 1996). He is a member of the Investment Committee of The Phi Beta Kappa Foundation and served as a trustee of the Fellows of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a former trustee of the Scarsdale Board of Education. He served as President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Westchester County and remains on its board of chancellors.
Jonathan holds an MA from New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President, Head of Operational and ESG Diligence
Barry is the Head of Operational and ESG Diligence for Fiera Capital’s U.S. Division. He previously served as Director of Operational Due Diligence and the Chief Compliance Officer at Larch Lane Advisors LLC, which he joined in April 2007. From April 2004 to April 2007, he was a director in the Fraud Risks & Controls group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. At PwC, Barry was involved in developing PwC's fraud methodology and procedures for public client's audits as well as non-public clients in the Alternatives Industry. Prior to joining PwC, Barry was a manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Reorganization Services Practice. Prior to that, he worked as a senior consultant in the Forensic & Investigative Services practice of KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, he worked for Leslie Sufrin & Company, a midsize public accounting firm. He received B.S. degrees in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Rhode Island. Barry is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner through the Association of Fraud Examiners.
Eric Konigsberg, FRM, PRM, CAIA
Vice President, Head of Investment Risk, U.S. Division
Eric is the Head of Investment Risk. He previously worked as a Chief Risk Officer at Larch Lane Advisors LLC from May 2010 to September 2016. Prior to Larch Lane, he was a vice president in the Risk Management & Quantitative Research Group for Ivy Asset Management where he led the effort to develop quantitative modeling techniques as well as the qualitative risk management due diligence process for Ivy's Fund of Funds business. Eric also has significant technology development experience from his tenure at Bond Technologies Inc., a technology consulting firm, from 1998 through 2002. Eric has an M.B.A. from New York University Leonard Stern School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified Professional Risk Manager from PRMIA, a Financial Risk Manager by GARP and a CAIA charter holder. Eric is currently a member of PRMIA's New York Steering Committee.