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

History

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

Leadership

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.

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 which will give him a unique perspective on the challenges clients face and allow Black Swift to provide solutions for their unique investment needs.  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 will be based in New York where he lives with his wife and three boys.  He has a BS from Boston College in Economics and Finance.   

Brooks Benson

Vice President - Associate Portfolio Manager

Mr. Benson is an associate portfolio manager and a member of Black Swift’s investment management team. Mr. Benson is the lead equity trader for the Firm and is responsible for technical and sector specific research for the Firm’s equity products and portfolios.

Mr. Benson received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

Sam Redman

Vice President – Associate Portfolio Manager

Mr. Redman is a member of the investment management team and leads Black Swift’s manager research group, as well as focusing on sector strategies 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.

Business Team Leadership

Natasha Gunberg

Director of Client Services

Ms. Gunberg is the Director of Client Services and relationship manager. She oversees all client servicing including onboarding, quarterly reporting and business development. 

She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Denver. Ms Gunberg is also 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 10 years of legal and financial operations experience. Ms. Casals has experience in institutional fixed income markets and was previously series 7 licensed.

Tyler Hamilton

Managing Director

Mr. Hamilton is a Managing Director and leads Black Swift’s investor relations efforts and is the Director of Black Swift’s Professional Athlete Wealth Advisory Division.

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, an annual charitable bicycle tour. Since 2008, MS Global bicycle tour has helped generate more than $1.7 million for the fight against MS.

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.

Barry Lee

Vice President

Mr. Lee is a Vice President of Business Development for Black Swift and holds a degree in Business Marketing from Southwest Texas State.

Mr. Lee is also involved in the management of the Black Swift / Cycleton masters cycling team based in Boulder, Colorado.

Alicia Martin

Client Service

Ms. Martin handles client onboarding, coordinating with the portfolio management team for investor quarterly reporting, and assists with business development.