Black Swift Group is an investment manager and SEC registered investment adviser managing equity, fixed income, and alternative investment strategies.


Black Swift Group was founded in 2016 to build a diverse platform of investment strategies serving private client, family office, and institutional investors.


Investment Team Leadership

Greg Casals, CFA, CMT

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Casals is the Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Black Swift Group, LLC and the Portfolio Manager for the Black Swift’s private funds. Mr. Casals began his career in fixed income in the capital markets group for Morgan Keegan and First Union. Mr. Casals was a Senior Consultant for Barra’s Equity Trading Services Group and a Portfolio Manager and Head of Risk Management for Firsthand Capital Management. Prior to launching Black Swift’s first private fund in 2016, Mr. Casals was a Portfolio Manager for Paceline Capital managing a portfolio of alternative investments and RMBS and CLO securities.

Mr. Casals holds a B.A. from Boston College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Market Technician.

Sam Redman

Senior Managing Director - Associate Portfolio Manager

Mr. Redman is a Senior Managing Director and an Associate Portfolio Manager and is a member of the investment management team and the credit investment team. Mr. Redman leads Black Swift’s manager research group, and is a member of the portfolio analytics group.

Mr. Redman holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Investment Analysis from Colorado State University. Mr. Redman is a licensed Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative. Mr. Redman is the Secretary and Director of the Pro Cyclist Foundation.

Eric Crown, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

Mr. Crown is a Senior Investment Analyst and a member of Black Swift’s investment management team. His efforts are focused on the analysis and monitoring of current and prospective investments, as well as assisting in portfolio management responsibilities.  

Mr. Crown’s prior experience includes serving as a quantitative analyst on the Strategic Investments team of the Florida State Board of Administration, as well as working as an investment analyst for Prime Holdings in New York. Mr. Crown holds a B.S. in Finance from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Denver Simmermon

Senior Investment Analyst

Mr. Simmermon is a Senior Investment Analyst and a member of Black Swift’s investment management team. Primary responsibilities include security analysis, thematic research, and portfolio optimization for equities. Prior to joining Black Swift, Mr. Simmermon was an analyst at Warren Street Capital and Santander Corporate & Investment Banking.

Mr. Simmermon received a B.S. in Economics-Finance and M.S. in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts and is a licensed Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative.

Donald Byrne

Managing Director

Mr. Byrne is a Managing Director at Black Swift  with a dual role on both the investment committee and business development.  Mr. Byrne began his career at Bear Stearns on the International Institutional Equity Desk.  He rose to Managing Director and ran Asian Equity Sales and Trading in New York for the firm.  Mr. Byrne’s most recent role was with Mission Capital in New York on the Asset Sales desk where he concentrated on whole loan and REO sales among other asset types.  He also worked closely with the Mission debt and equity finance team to fund large real estate transactions.  

Mr. Byrne is based in New York where he lives with his wife and three boys.  He has a BS from Boston College in Economics and Finance.   

Mr. Byrne is a licensed Series 66 Investment Advisor Representative.

Business Team Leadership

Tyler Hamilton

Director - Investor Relations

Mr. Hamilton is a member of the Investor Relations team at Black Swift.

Mr. Hamilton attended the University of Colorado for economics and was a collegiate ski-racer. He is a former professional road bicycle racer, and appeared at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics and was the American national road race champion in 2008.

Mr. Hamilton is active with several non-profit organizations and founded the MS Global bicycle tour in 2003 and is an advisor to the Pro Cyclist Foundation.

Mr. Hamilton is a licensed Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative.

Linda J. Casals, JD

Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Operations

Ms. Casals is the Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Operations for Black Swift. She has a J.D. and B.S. from the University of Memphis, and over 20 years of legal and financial operations experience. Prior to Black Swift, she held positions in the Fixed Income Capital Markets divisions of Morgan Keegan and First Tennessee. Ms. Casals is a licensed series 65 Investment Advisor Representative.

Rick Anderson

Business Owners Advisory Group

Mr. Anderson manages the Business Owners Advisory Group at Black Swift. Mr. Anderson was the founder and former CEO for Icon Eyecare, which was sold to a private equity firm in 2017. Mr. Anderson is a licensed Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative.