Chris Wheeler

Portfolio Manager

Chris is a Portfolio Manager for the Leveraged Global Opportunity Fund, based in our Seattle office. Within LGO, he has shared responsibility for investment research, portfolio construction and allocation, trading, risk management, and investment technology.

Prior to joining Merriman in 2022, Chris spent over 15 years working in the hedge fund industry in New York, San Francisco, and London. He has managed portfolios across a wide array of asset classes and investing styles.

Chris received his BA in Economics from Yale University in 2004, where he was the captain of the skeet and trap team, competing for three years at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships. After college, he bicycled from Connecticut to Seattle to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

A Seattle native, Chris lives in Seattle with his corgi, Gary. Away from work, Chris enjoys running marathons, cooking, and hoping for the return of the Seattle Supersonics.

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