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Brennan Basnicki, CFA, CMT

Brennan Basnicki, CFA, CMT

Partner, Auspice Capital Advisors

Brennan Basnicki, CFA, CMT joined Auspice Capital Advisors as a Director and Product Specialist in October 2020. He was previously Director at Campbell and Co, a $5bn quantitative investment fund manager, and Investment Officer at the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (TRSIL), a $45bn teachers’ pension plan. At TRSIL Brennan managed a $3.5bn absolute return portfolio as well as a separate $3.5bn risk parity portfolio. He was responsible for educating the Board and Investment Committee on potential benefits of CTA and risk mitigating strategies, and led investments of over $1bn into CTAs, quant, and global macro. Prior to joining TRSIL, Brennan was a Proprietary Trader in Toronto.

Brennan earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s of Science, with distinction, in Investment Analysis, from the University of Stirling, Scotland. Brennan holds the CFA, CMT, and CAIA charters, and recently completed the Sustainability and Climate Risk (“SCR”) certificate offered by GARP. He is also Director for the Canadian National Day of Service Foundation. An outdoor enthusiast, his spare time is spent skiing, kitesurfing, and paddle-boarding.

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