Mr. Ludlow’s responsibilities include managing the capital raising process and serving as the liaison between investors and the investment Principals at the Firm. Mr. Ludlow manages the investor contacts as well as develops the Firm’s messaging content and materials with the CEO. Mr. Ludlow also works with the Fund’s administrator and auditors to prepare and provide for investors. Mr. Ludlow also serves as a non-voting member of both the Investment Committee and the Operations Committee.
Prior to joining Allagash Partners, Mr. Ludlow most recently worked from 2015-2017 at Firebreak Capital, an emerging private debt hedge fund focused on originating private securitized loans to small and mid-sized companies. Mr. Ludlow worked directly with Firebreak’s CEO to develop and implement strategies for capital raising and strategic investing. Prior to Firebreak, Mr. Ludlow worked at several boutique investment banks including Sandler O’Neil and Stifel Financial, serving as a primary channel between the banks’ asset sourcing groups and the portfolio management teams at insurance companies, asset managers, and hedge funds who were seeking investments in commercial and residential real estate debt and equity assets.
From 1996-2008, Mr. Ludlow worked for 13 years as a Senior Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Securitized Product Sales acting as Desk Manager for five years. He covered some of Deutsche Bank’s most highly capitalized, active trading, and strategically important clients including Mr. Barkan’s hedge fund businesses. This coverage included presenting investment ideas and Deutsche Bank market research to clients and helping negotiate trades between these clients and the bank. During his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Ludlow was involved in some of the largest financings of Commercial Real Estate properties in the U.S. markets.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Ludlow was a Senior Vice President of Mortgage Trading at Kidder Peabody for five years. He traded the full range of Agency Mortgage-Backed Passthrough Securities including GMNA, FNMA, and FHLMC 15-year & 30-year maturities.
Prior to Kidder Peabody, Mr. Ludlow was a senior mortgage trader at Goldman Sachs, where he started his career in 1983. At Goldman, his responsibilities included trading Agency Mortgage-Backed Passthrough Securities, CMOs, and Mortgage Derivatives.
Mr. Ludlow holds an MBA in Finance from Fordham Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Fairfield University.