Thomas Munster

Managing Director
Profor Advisors

Tom Munster entered the financial services field as a retail financial advisor with PaineWebber Inc.  in 1993 after spending 10 years at sea as a navigator on oil tankers and other vessels, globally. After a 3.5 year start and approximately $60 million in capital raised in the retail segment, Tom entered the hedge fund space, joining Clinton Group, a mortgage hedge fund. Between November 1997 and March 2004, Tom assisted Clinton Group in raising approximately $6.5 billion, while diversifying horizontally into convertible bonds, fixed income arbitrage, distressed, multi-strategy, and quantitative equity and launching the Firm’s London office.

As an independent alternative marketer, Tom raised approximately $500 million for various hedge fund strategies between 2004 and 2009. In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis, Tom returned to in-house sales and marketing at Metacapital, a relaunched mortgage hedge fund, raising $1.6 billion in approximately 3.5 years. Tom subsequently transitioned back to an independent model to spearhead the asset raise for a startup “quantamental” fund, successfully launching the strategy with approximately $70 million in assets. Between November 2014 and August 2018, Tom was charged with leading the launch of a quantitative equity strategy with Clinton Group in a UCITS format, successfully raising $1.6 billion within 14 months across hedge fund, UCITS, and managed account formats.  

Tom maintains a diverse partnership base which includes UHNW individuals, Family Offices, Endowments, Corporations, Insurance Companies, and Sovereigns and has collaborated with Nationwide to provide product placement and distribution service support for the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI).

Tom and his wife, Liz have been married for 33 years and have two grown children, both entrepreneurs. Tom enjoys boating, playing trumpet and trombone, and competitive and home barbecuing.

Past Speaking Events

  • Alternative Income and Risk-Mitigation Strategies for A Changing Market
    hosted by Harvest Volatility Management
    June 23, 2020
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rethinking Retirement Readiness – Income & Risk Mitigation Strategies for Today and Tomorrow
    July 27, 2020
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Investing in a Fishbowl: Unlock Tactical Insights Now for Registered Investment Advisors
    hosted by STF MANAGEMENT
    May 11, 2023
    4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

About Profor Advisors

Profor Advisors offers professional marketing and sales consulting services to asset managers and places alternative investments with institutional investors worldwide. The combined years of experience and extensive networks of our group allow us to exceptionally tailor to each unique client situation throughout the capital raising process and beyond.