Fund Evaluation Group Expands Hedged Strategies Research Team

Fund Evaluation Group, LLC (FEG) is pleased to announce that Sean McChesney and Steve Thieme, CFA have joined the firm as Vice President / Hedged Strategies and Senior Research Analyst / Hedged Strategies, respectively.

McChesney and Thieme will both focus on hedged strategies as part of the FEG research team that provides clients top quality investment advice. Both report to Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research, Gregory Dowling, CFA, CAIA.

McChesney has 11 years’ investment experience, most recently as Director with Private Advisors, LLC where he was responsible for event driven and multi-strategy managers, and overall portfolio management for diversified hedge fund portfolios. Prior experience includes four years at Carolinas Investment Consulting, LLC, and three years with Cambridge Associates. McChesney received his B.A. in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.

Thieme joins us from Summer Hill Capital Partners where he was an investment officer serving as a member of a two-person investment team managing a diversified investment portfolio for a single family office. Previous career experience included serving as a senior investment analyst with Towers Watson Investment Services. Thieme received his M.B.A. from Miami University, his B.A. in Finance from Morehead State University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

“Both Sean and Steve’s extensive investment experience, combined with their expertise and exposure to fund of funds and family offices bring unique insight and talent to FEG,” says Dowling. “We are excited for them to join the team.”

FEG’s research team, with an average of 12 years’ investment experience, features dedicated alternative investment resources, intensive capital markets research, and a proprietary due diligence process to identify new investment talent and stay abreast of changes at money management firms.


About Fund Evaluation Group, LLC: Fund Evaluation Group, LLC (FEG) provides investment consulting, portfolio management, and research services to clients nationwide. Established in 1988, the independently-owned firm has approximately $53 billion in total client assets under advisement. FEG service lines include FEG Consulting, which provides traditional, non-discretionary investment consulting services to institutions; FEG OCIO, which provides outsourced CIO and discretionary portfolio management services for institutions; FEG Research Services, which provides traditional and alternative investment manager research, due diligence, and monitoring; and FEG Managed Portfolios, which provides a series of turnkey portfolios for financial intermediaries. For more information, visit

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