Chad Richardson joined Basso Capital in 2008. He is responsible for originating investment ideas in the U.S. convertible and equity markets.
Previously Chad was a portfolio manager at Ridgecrest Partners, a long/short U.S. equity hedge fund, where he managed the healthcare portfolio. During his tenure at Ridgecrest he also served as a senior equity research analyst responsible for identifying investment opportunities primarily within the financial, consumer staples and consumer discretionary sectors. Prior to Ridgecrest he was a research analyst at Gerber/Taylor Associates, a fund of hedge funds, where he conducted due diligence, participated in manager selection and monitored existing managers for the funds.
Chad received a B.A. in Biological Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned an M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.