Ricardo Cortez, CIMA

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Broadmark Asset Management
San Francisco

Ricardo Cortez is the co-chief executive officer of Broadmark Asset Management. He is responsible for the management of Broadmark’s day-to-day business activities as well as the oversight of the firm’s sales and marketing efforts. Additionally, he is a member of the investment team and serves as the firm’s chief risk officer.

Ricardo joined Broadmark in 2009 as president, global distribution and was named co-CEO in 2013. Prior to Broadmark, he was president of the private client group at Torrey Associates, LLC. He has held roles including vice president at Goldman Sachs as a product manager for the firm’s global multi-manager strategies program, and senior vice president at Prudential Investments overseeing product development and sales for the investment management services division.

Ricardo graduated cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York with a bachelor of arts and now serves as chairman of its business advisory board. He is an adjunct faculty member at Harvard University and has been a guest lecturer on investment policy and hedge funds at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Ricardo was awarded the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA) designation in 1993 and has published numerous articles on hedge funds.