PRINCIPALS OF SEASPIRE ADVISORS
Jafer Hasnain // Gene Krinn // Mark Nichols
Mr. Hasnain has over 25 years’ experience as an institutional portfolio manager, analyst and strategist at various companies including AllianceBernstein, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs with direct responsibility for the performance of multi-billion dollar portfolios of large institutions such as sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension funds, mutual funds and alternative investment vehicles. At AllianceBernstein, his group of portfolio managers collectively managed over $40 billion in investments for multiple decades.
Mr. Hasnain has successfully managed real and financial assets globally across multiple strategies. He has built and grown companies that have been profitable, innovative and have had a positive, beneficial social impact. He combines a strategic sense of investment direction with practical aspects of building and growing companies.
He has enabled growth through senior-most investment and managerial roles in a broad range of energy, healthcare and real estate companies. His primary focus is renewable energy and related energy services. This includes the deployment of utility-scale power plants and distributed power generation in solar, wind and biomass energy as well as related technologies.
Mr. Hasnain holds an ScB in Computer Science from Brown University, an MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge, England, where he was a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholar and studied towards a doctorate at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business with research interests in economic analysis and the modeling of energy and agricultural commodity markets.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (www.advancingjustice-chicago.org) which enables the social and political empowerment of Asian American communities in the US. He also serves the State of Illinois through his appointment to an advisory board for the Governor.
Mr. Hasnain is married with two children and resides in Chicago.