About the Author

Jordan Strauss, CFA

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager

Jordan is a member of the Manager Strategies team at Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors. He conducts third-party manager due diligence of alternative investment strategies including hedge funds, private equity, and private real estate.

Jordan has nearly a decade of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust in 2014, Jordan worked with PNC for nearly two years in the Investment Advisor Research Group conducting due diligence on alternative investment strategies. Earlier in his career, Jordan spent four years researching hedge funds and serving as a fundamental equity analyst at Lionstone Capital Management in New York. Jordan began his investment career in 2005 at Natixis Capital Markets in New York working closely with the CLO, RMBS, and hedge fund lending businesses. 

Jordan holds a master’s degree in Engineering from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont. Jordan is a CFA® Charterholder.

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Angel Investing

Jordan Strauss, CFA |
Investment Management

Angel investing is a proactive way for individuals to invest in private equity—but it’s risky business.

Angel investors are generally high-net-worth individuals who provide seed capital to startup companies.
Successful angel investing requires a high level of involvement and expertise in the industry or fieldwork.
Although it provides investors with diversification and low correlation, angel investing carries high risk.

Angel investors are small-scale venture capitalists.