Bill Getty, a Managing Director, oversees Makena’s Absolute Return team and is responsible for portfolio management and manager selection for absolute return investments across Makena’s vehicles. He is also involved in underwriting select listed equity managers and is a member of Makena’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Makena, Bill was an associate in the Absolute Return Investment Group at Hall Capital Partners, an investment firm based in San Francisco. At Hall Capital, Bill performed research and analysis on a wide range of traditional and alternative investment strategies across equity and debt markets. Prior to this role, Bill was an analyst supporting client portfolio management. Bill earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a concentration in Analytical Finance. While earning his M.B.A., Bill spent a summer working for Huntington Partners, a value-oriented equity investment firm located in Chicago. Bill holds a B.A. in History, with Distinction, from Colby College.
“In Absolute Return, we focus on capital preservation, seeking to capitalize on market dislocations and prudently provide liquidity to areas of stress.”