Afi Lowery is Founder and Managing Partner of Kenwood Advisors Inc., a group that specializes in Hedge Fund Consulting and Outsourced Marketing. Kenwood Advisors focuses primarily on Institutional Investors and Fund Managers in the Southwest.
Afi has over 20 years experience in the Hedge Fund/Financial Services industry. Prior to founding Kenwood Advisors, Inc., she was a member of the BNP Paribas Southwest Prime Brokerage team (formerly Bank of America Prime Brokerage) since March of 2000.
Over a 12 year period at BNP/BofA, Afi’s roles included; Head of SW Prime Brokerage Capital Introduction, Head of SW Prime Brokerage Sales and Head of Prime Relationship Management.
Her previous experience includes four years working for an Emerging Life Sciences Technology Hedge Fund in Atlanta, GA in a COO capacity.
Afi graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Economics & Finance.
Afi is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Dallas CASA. An organization that addresses the rights of abused children. She is also currently on the board of Capital for Kids and on the host committee for the Great Investors Best Ideas (GIBI) Symposium.
Afi is a founding member of Texas Wall Street Women and is currently an Angel Donor. Afi also served on the boards of Texas Wall Street Women, BNP Paribas’ Diversity Council, Bank of America’s DFW Leadership Council and the Dallas Chapter of Bank of America’s LEAD for Women. She is Series 7, 24 & 63 licensed. Afi lives in Dallas and is an avid runner.
Tina Hernandez is a Director at Kenwood Advisors. Tina has over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, with specific focus and expertise in the Credit/Capital Structure trading and risk management space. Prior to joining Kenwood Advisors, Tina was Director of Operations and Investor Relations at Cannae Capital Management, a Dallas-based high yield/distressed hedge fund.
Preceding Cannae, Tina was a Convertible Arbitrage Trader and later COO of Tugar Capital Management, a Convertible Arbitrage hedge fund. Prior to Tugar, Tina worked at Arbitex Asset Management, a $1.3 billion Convertible Arbitrage hedge fund, where she modeled convertible bonds and managed separately managed accounts in tandem with the flagship fund. Tina was also Senior Trader with Avalon Global Asset Management, a $120 million global hedge fund specialized in technology, consumer products, and healthcare in San Francisco, where she managed all trading and risk management responsibilities. Prior to 2000, Tina was a business analyst and trade specialist at Montgomery Asset Management, a $13 billion emerging markets mutual fund in San Francisco.
Tina graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government. She is an active member of Texas Wall Street Women and the Texas Hedge Fund Association. She was an Advisory Council Member for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN). Tina is Series 65 licensed and was Series 7 and 63 licensed, both expiring in good standing.