Serving the needs of
financial advisers and
their clients since 2005

LEADERSHIP
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Cole Wilcox

CIO,
Portfolio Manager

Bio
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Michael Striano

Director of Trading,
Portfolio Manager

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Sarah Baldwin

Managing Director of Investments,
Portfolio Manager

Bio
HISTORY
  • 1997

    Longboard’s founders began original trend following research in 1997 based on insights from Jack Schwager’s influential Market Wizards book series.

  • 2003

    Backed by one of the Market Wizards himself, Tom Basso, Longboard’s founders launch Blackstar Funds to focus on wealthy Phoenix-based families.

  • 2005

    Still known as Blackstar Funds, the firm operates as a private investment partnership with a long/short equity investment product.

  • 2010

    Blackstar rebrands as Longboard Asset Management, L.P. to focus on the needs for mutual fund investors.

  • 2011

    Longboard Partners, L.P., a multi-strategy portfolio is launched. The multi-strategy portfolio is a combination of the existing long/short equity portfolio, managed futures, and systematic macro.

  • 2012

    The Longboard Managed Futures Strategy Fund is launched as a standalone open-ended mutual fund, ticker symbol WAVIX/WAVEX.

  • 2015

    The Longboard Alternative Growth Fund is launched as a standalone open-ended mutual fund, ticker symbol LONGX/LONAX.