Strategy Focus:

Hedge Funds, Private Credit, Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Direct Deals

Evan H. Katz

CEO & Founder

Mr. Evan Katz is the CEO and Founder of Crawford Ventures, Inc.

Crawford Ventures, Inc. is a leading Manhattan-based alternative asset investment firm that advises, consults to, grows, and raises substantial investor capital for, compelling hedge funds, private equity funds, and other alternative investment funds.

Mr. Katz is globally renowned and highly regarded as an expert regarding alternative asset fund best practices, institutional investors, family offices, and successful large-scale fundraising. In this regard, he has raised very substantial investor capital and commitments for compelling hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other alternative investment funds.

Mr. Katz’s vast and longstanding professional relationships throughout the global investor community include high-level relationships with a significant number of large and other institutional and family office investors worldwide (including their consultants and OCIO’s), which collectively have trillions of dollars of assets, and have allocated and continue to allocate large sums of capital to hedge, private equity and other alternative investment funds.

Mr. Katz’s investor relationships include many prominent, large, and world-renowned endowments, foundations, funds of funds, insurance companies, multi-family offices, pensions (public and private), single-family offices, and sovereign wealth funds, and also many medium and smaller investors as well, including hundreds that specifically focus on, or otherwise allocate very substantially to, so-called emerging managers.

Mr. Katz also is a twice-elected Director on the Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”) Board of Directors, on which he served from 2014 to 2019. Before that, he also served for two years on the HFA Advisory Board (2012-2014), and he was honored with and received the “Young Leadership Award” at the 2011 Hedge Fund Summit. In the three most recent annual Hedgeweek awards (2021, 2022, 2023), Mr. Katz was voted and nominated by the hedge fund industry as its best fundraiser.

Over the course of his career on Wall Street, Mr. Katz has been quoted numerous times in the hedge fund and finance press, and he likewise is a frequent featured speaker and panelist at numerous leading hedge fund conferences, symposia and webinars, as well as at four of the world’s top 10 business schools (Columbia, NYU, USC, Wharton), all as an expert regarding alternative investments, institutional and family office investors, successful large-scale fundraising, the state of the hedge fund industry, and hedge fund best practices.

Mr. Katz also has received more than 2,000 LinkedIn endorsements, by his alternative investment and Wall Street peers, as an expert regarding finance, hedge funds, private equity, alternative investments, institutional investors, family offices, and successful fundraising. In addition, Mr. Katz also is actively involved with, supports, and works with numerous leading hedge fund, Wall Street and other philanthropic causes, including the global Sohn Investment Conference, and Hedge Funds Care / Help for Children (“HFC”), on whose “Committee of Hearts” Mr. Katz has been an active member from 2016 through the present.

Mr. Katz is an honors graduate of The Wharton School of Business (summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School.

Mr. Katz lives in New York City with his wife and their daughter.

Mr. Katz holds Series 63 and 82 registrations with FINRA.