Derrick G. Preuss

Partner at Winston Partners Group LLC

Derrick G. Preuss

Derrick G. Preuss

Partner at Winston Partners Group LLC

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Derrick focuses on marketing and client service for Winston’s hedge fund products. Prior to joining the firm in May 2011, Derrick worked in sales and marketing at Merlin Securities, a prime brokerage solutions provider in New York purchased by Wells Fargo in July of 2012. Prior to Merlin Securities, Derrick worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. on the U.S. prime brokerage sales and marketing team, where he was responsible for originating financing, execution, and structured product relationships with hedge fund managers. Derrick received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and was a member of the men's lacrosse team. Derrick resides in Bethesda, MD and is a member of Sibley Hospital Foundation's Young Professionals Board.

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Derrick G. Preuss
Partner at Winston Partners Group LLC
Education
BA in Economics

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Career History
Partner
Current

Winston Partners Group specializes in managing multi-manager long/short equity fund portfolios focused on fundamental, research-driven investment strategies. The firm manages three different geographic strategies: US Global, and Asia. They invest in a diversified group of long/short equity hedge fund managers that they believe is balanced across investment styles, sector orientations, geographic regions, and market capitalizations. Winston Partners Group seeks to achieve equity-like long-term returns with significantly lower volatility and beta than the broad market indices and to reduce the loss of capital during challenging equity market environments. Their investment and operational due diligence teams conduct deep, thorough due diligence to hire managers who employ a bottom-up approach to equity investing.

2009 - Prior

Founded in 2004 by Stephan Vermut, Aaron Vermut and Charles Brama, Merlin Securities LLC is a broker/dealer located in San Francisco. The firm is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Securities LLC and their ultimate parent is Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC). The firm provides advanced reporting, analytics, trading and operational services to over 400 hedge funds and managed account platforms. Merlin Securities is an introducing broker to J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp., Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing (GSEC) and National Bank of Canada (NBCN) and is fully integrated with Northern Trust

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Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s premier providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services.

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