James Haddaway

Satori Alpha / XL Managing Partner & CIO

James Haddaway is chief investment officer and managing partner for Satori Alpha, Satori Capital’s alternatives investment platform, and for Satori XL, a program that provides acceleration capital to emerging investment managers.  For both Satori Alpha and XL, James identifies and evaluates investment opportunities, with a focus on recognizing the potential for outsized returns with reasonable risk.  Drawing on his experience operating a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, he also provides practical guidance and consultation to Satori’s XL partners.

James is also a member of the investment committees for Satori Environmental, a long/short equity strategy that invests in securities impacted by the global energy sector’s shift toward renewable sources, and for Satori Neuro, which invests in transformational companies offering innovative brain and mental health solutions.

Prior to joining Satori, James spent five years as a partner at Corriente Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor, holding roles including President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer.  He was instrumental in helping the firm scale from $30 million in assets under management to $1.8 billion.  He was also integral to the launch and leadership of funds that capitalized on the dislocation in U.S. subprime residential securities.  Before joining Corriente, James worked as a corporate banker for both Frost Bank and Regions Financial.  He received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.

An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, James served on the board of directors of the Oceanic Preservation Society and the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund.  He is also a former board member of the Child Studies Center Foundation and CASA of Tarrant County, and he is past President of the 1883 Council at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).  James splits his time between Crested Butte, Colorado, and Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Shannon, and his three teenagers.

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