Lauralouise Blatt

About Lauralouise

Lauralouise Duffy Blatt is a Principal and CEO of Global Fund Exchange since 2006. The group has launched in excess of USD$ 1.8 billion in hedge fund products. Responsible for portfolio construction, manager selection, due diligence, asset allocation and portfolio management. Lauralouise is the Managing Partner of Global Fund Advisors LLC, a Premier Strategic and Tactical Advisor to the Leading Emerging Wealth Managers across the Globe. We aim to use our expertise to add value to investment managers and their investors.

From 2000 through 2006, Ms. Duffy was a Partner and the COO of FNY Capital, the investment arm of First New York Securities. She managed the operations, compliance and administration of 11 hedge funds and managed a $350 million managed account platform. Prior to 2000, Ms. Duffy also served as Managing Director for EGS Securities, a global macro fund; Managing Director of Croesus Capital Mgmt, a global emerging markets fund; and Partner and COO for the global macro fund, Argonaut Capital Management, at inception in 1993.

Ms. Duffy Blatt has spent 25 years running the operations, due diligence, administration and compliance for investment funds around the world including Europe, Russia, Asia and South America in global macro, energy, emerging markets, and private equities. Ms. Duffy has extensive experience in risk management, manager due diligence, legal, compliance, product structuring and development, and operational management.

An active philanthropist, Ms. Duffy is the Co-Founder of the Little Baby Face Foundation focused on reconstructive surgeries for babies born with severe deformation.


“Lauralouise has the analytical skills and operational experience to identify exactly what makes some managers succeed whilst others fail, and even more rare, she can communicate effectively with the managers on how to build a more robust business and more effectively market.”

Barbara Lenowski

RosePaul Investments

“It has been my privilege for more than 25 years to work with Lauralouise Duffy Blatt in several different capacities. Whether working alongside investment managers or advising allocators, Lauralouise has gained a well deserved reputation for boundless energy, fierce loyalty and uncompromising integrity. “

John Trammell

Managing Director
Symphony Financial Partners

“Lauralouise was very easy to work with and made a great difference to help me grow my business. I would love the opportunity to work with her again, and believe she could add significant value in any investment product.”

Judy Krandel, CFA

Senior Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant