Ben Samild

head of alternatives, Future Fund

Ben Samild is head of alternatives at the Future Fund, joining in October 2013. He is responsible for the strategy of the alternatives portfolio and is a member of the Future Fund Investment Committee. Ben joined the Future Fund as a director after a 10-year career in the hedge fund industry, and four years as head of investment strategy at industry super fund LUCRF Super.  Ben completed a six-year undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne majoring in behavioral finance, psychology and history. After university, he was employed as a research fellow within the psychology department where the work of his group was supported by investors in the U.S. These investors later employed the group to run a systematic global macro hedge fund. Ben completed a master’s in applied finance while leading the research at the Connecticut-based hedge fund.