Jerry is a retired partner at ZAIS Group, an asset management firm specializing in structured credit and mortgage related products with $5 billion in Assets under management. Mr. Hong was responsible for the distressed credit and hedge fund platforms and managed the ZAIS Opportunity fund, which won Absolute Return’s 2006 Fixed Income Hedge Fund of the Year.
Prior to joining ZAIS in 1998, Mr. Hong worked at Merrill Lynch and Citibank trading their European cross-currency derivatives portfolios.
Today, he serves on Boards of companies and is active in private ventures.
As an alumnus of Isenberg School of Management, he is involved in student professional development and gives lectures on risk management, investment and alternative strategies for corporate, state pensions, insurance and endowments.
Jerry graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management in 1993 with a BA in Finance.