Fischer & Company's deep management experience is matched by the diversity of our experience. We view ourselves as trusted stewards of capital for our clients and each professional brings a unique insight to the greater team. Our strong work ethic and collaborative efforts foster intellectual curiosity and innovative thinking. We hold each team member to the highest standards and seek to achieve exceptional performance and service for our clients.
ALAN A. FISCHER
Alan A. Fischer is the founder, Co-Portfolio Manager and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Fischer’s responsibilities include portfolio management and guiding the business strategy of the firm. Prior to forming Fischer & Co. LP, Mr. Fischer was President of the Charter Division of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc., a diversified financial services organization. Mr. Fischer founded Charter Financial Inc. in 1982. He served as Charter Financials CEO until it was acquired by the Wells Fargo Company in October 2000. Prior to founding Charter, Mr. Fischer founded Commercial Funding Inc., a diversified equipment finance and merchant banking company in 1973. Commercial Funding was acquired by the Nordic Group of Banks in 1982. In that same year, Mr. Fischer founded A.A. Fischer & Co., an investment asset management company. The company has invested continually for its own account since inception. Mr. Fischer is a leading spokesman for the finance industry and has served in the merchant banking and finance industry for more than 40 years. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the ELA, a financial industry association comprised of more than 800 banks and financial institutions. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and English from the University College of Arts & Sciences of New York University and is also a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Mr. Fischer’s philanthropic and civic activities include serving as Chairman Emeritus of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, member of the Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Chairman Emeritus of Midori and Friends, member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Chairman’s Council of the American Ballet Theatre. He is the Past President of the JCC of Mid-Westchester and Past Chairman of the Banking Division of the UJA Federation.
David Choe is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Choe’s responsibilities include portfolio management, manager research, and security analysis. Mr. Choe has been in the investment business since 1997 and joined Fischer & Co. in 2003. Prior to joining Fischer & Co., Mr. Choe was an Investment Analyst for UBS Global Asset Management (GAM) focused on researching, selecting and monitoring U.S. long – short equity hedge funds. He began his career at Salomon Smith Barney where he focused on selecting and monitoring investment managers for institutional defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Mr. Choe holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
JUSTIN C. WATERMAN
Justin Waterman is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Waterman has been in the investment business since 2002. Prior to joining Fischer & Co., Mr. Waterman was a Senior Investment Consultant at Citi Private Bank where he was the lead portfolio manager for ultra-high net worth individuals and institutions. From 2008-2010, he served as the Head of Portfolio Consulting Group at Barclays where he led the investment team responsible for crafting and overseeing customized investment portfolios for the firm’s wealth management clients. He began his career at Lehman Brothers where he co-founded the plan sponsor solutions group, an equity sales and trading business, and later moved to the private investment management group where he served as an investment consultant and alternative investment strategist. Mr. Waterman holds a BA from Kenyon College.