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Jane Buchan is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the four original founders of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), a leading independent fund of hedge funds investment firm dedicated to offering strategic alternative investment solutions to the world's preeminent sophisticated investors. Clients include large public and private pension plans, foundations, endowments and financial institutions.
PAAMCO constructs diversified portfolios of hedge funds for large institutional investors. The firm has a sector specialist, research-driven approach to investment management. In her investment role, Jane oversees the convertible bond as well as the sovereign debt and mortgage hedge fund allocations in the various PAAMCO portfolios. Headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in London and Singapore, the firm is committed to meeting the needs and demands of its global institutional client base both now and in the future.
Jane is widely regarded as a leader in the hedge fund industry and serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments. She sits on the Board of several funds at Carlson Capital, LP, a large multi-strategy hedge fund, and is a Director of the Torchmark Corporation. She is also a member of the Advisory Council at the University of California, Irvine School of Business, and has served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Jane received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University and her Masters and Ph.D. in Business Economics (Finance) from Harvard University.