Senior Officer, Sierra Trading/TGS Management Company, LLC
Alex Hanson '87 is a senior officer of Sierra Trading/TGS Management Company LLC, a Princeton, NJ-based equity securities trading firm active in statistical arbitrage, where he has been since 1991. At Sierra Trading/TGS, he is responsible for overseeing securities trading, managing all counterparty and financing relationships, negotiating financial and legal contracts, and serving in a senior executive capacity. At TGS he has held lead quantitative and qualitative roles regarding numerous investment strategies. Alex started his career at Salomon Brothers in fixed income trading.
Alex graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 1987 with a major in economics. He also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in accounting and international business. Besides his position on the College of Arts and Science Advisory Council, Alex also chairs the college's Major Gifts Committee. He was co-chair of the class of 1987's 25th reunion campaign (2011-12), and was a 20th reunion campaign major gifts committee member and a 15th reunion campaign major gifts committee member. He has also been a Tower Club Committee member (2003-2008) and until recently, a CAAAN representative for many years. Alex and his wife Laura '87 live in New Jersey with their 3 children.