top of page

Hedge Funds

We are actively invested in hedge funds of all types and in all sectors. Currently, have well over 100 hedge funds in our portfolio. While we have long-standing investments in numerous well known, larger funds, we place an emphasis on smaller, emerging managers for new investments. 

We see the best investment talent within their sector and area of expertise. Our portfolio includes unconstrained hedge funds, credit funds, opportunistic funds, global macro, and other strategies. We prefer liquid investments, but are willing to manage volatility through diversification, risk management, and internal tactical investments.

Eric Dansky, MBA, Senior Investment Officer

Eric Dansky joined the Cooper Family Office as an analyst for alternative investments. He began his professional career as a Marketing Coordinator for Watsco, where he managed the corporation’s dealer cooperative advertising and consumer rebate programs for over 1,000 clients throughout the United States. Following his tenure at Watsco, he became the Assistant Director for AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in Palm Beach, FL. As the Assistant Director, he helped manage their annual fundraising budget and was responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing fundraising programs to achieve the team's annual campaign goals. After his time with AIPAC, Eric joined Israel Bonds as a Registered Representative, where he was responsible for raising capital from retail investors who were located in Palm Beach County. After working at Israel Bonds, Eric joined ArcanX Partners, L.P. as a senior investment analyst and head of operations.  Eric most recently worked as an equity investment analyst at Choice Equities Capital Management, a long-bias small-cap equity manager based in Raleigh, NC. Eric is a member of the New York University Stern School of Business Family Office Council and the Stanford University Global Projects Center Family Office Forum. In addition, Eric also serves as treasurer for the Family Office University Network. Eric holds an MBA and a BA in Finance with honors from Florida Atlantic University and holds Series 63, 65, and 7 licenses. While attending Florida Atlantic University, Eric was a Division 1 NCAA Scholarship Athlete as a Cross Country team member.

Howard Cohen, MBA

Howard Cohen joined the Cooper Family Office after 13 years at Lionstone Capital Management LLC, a multi-family office located in New York City. Most recently, he was Head of Research for Lionstone’s external hedge fund program. In this role, he was responsible for both investment and operational due diligence as well as being involved in portfolio allocation, construction and investment implementation across multiple investment portfolios. In addition to his front-office experience, over his time at Lionstone, Howard was involved in all aspects of its middle- and back-office and client related interactions and reporting. Prior to this, he spent five years as a partner at Crown World Services, LLC, a high net worth advisory firm specializing in the construction and placement of private placement life insurance and annuities solutions. Before joining Crown, he spent seven years as a Registered Investment Advisor in New York City. Howard completed an Executive MBA at Columbia University where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with a double major in Accounting and Economics.

Ed Hannon, CFA

Ed Hannon joined the Cooper Family Office with a wealth of experience as an investment practitioner and alternative investments professional. He applied these skills as Head of Hedge Fund Investment Due Diligence, Manager Selection, and Operational Due Diligence at Stamos Capital Partners, where he was a Partner and a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to his experience at Stamos Capital Partners, Ed led risk management for the Royal Bank of Canada’s Alternative Assets Group, and headed investment due diligence at Merrill Lynch’s $20 billion hedge fund platform.

Ed began his career as a fixed income portfolio manager at Nomura Securities, Tokyo, where he specialized in esoteric instruments, and oversaw a $3.7 billion asset-backed fund of funds portfolio. Ed has evaluated the investment strategy, operational, and compliance programs of myriad hedge funds. He has an in-depth understanding of manager and operational strengths and weaknesses. Ed received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Emma Yang

Emma Yang joined the Cooper Family Office as an analyst and researcher in private equity and venture capital. She was a mentor for the University of Florida Global Business Society which provides networking and professional development

opportunities to finance students worldwide. Ms. Yang was also a top contributor to the Warrington College of Business by immersing herself in organizations such as the Heavener Leadership Challenge and the Student Finance Group. She is dedicated to mental health awareness and is a big supporter of the JED Foundation, which protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults.

bottom of page