Chris Bires is the Director of Product Strategy & Investor Relations at 50 South Capital. He is responsible for leading the business development efforts across the firm's hedge fund and private markets investments. Chris most recently served as a Director of Global Distribution at Citadel, responsible for business development and client relationships in North America. Prior to Citadel, Chris spent 8 years as a Managing Director with Highbridge Capital Management/J.P. Morgan in various marketing and product specialist roles across the firm's hedge fund and private investment strategies. Chris began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1993. Chris received a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a CFA Charterholder.