Jimmy Castro

Director, Investment Transactions, Regents of the University of California (UC Investments)

Mr. Jimmy D Castro is currently Director, Investment Transactions, for the Office of the Chief Investment Officer at the Regents of the University of California (UC Investments).  He oversees Operational Risk, Operational due diligence and structuring of our global cross asset class transactions. Additionally, he oversees the Compliance program where the emphasis is on setting a culture of compliance and implementation of best practice compliance framework. 

Prior to UC, he was the COO and Risk Officer at Alpha4x Asset Management, a Global macro fund based in NYC. In 2012 he joined Bladex Asset Management as the Head of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer and spearheaded the Hedge Fund spinoff from Bladex Bank. He previously worked at Santander Investment Securities in the fixed income Team where he led improvements to investment process and syndication transactions and led off-site due diligence meetings and diligence reviews with trading partners. 
In 2004, he Joined JP Morgan Chase as an Associate in the FX Options desk.  In 2001, Mr. Castro joined Lehman Brothers as an analyst in the Fixed Income Division working with the Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange traders primarily with NDF currencies. 

Mr. Castro has an MBA in Finance from Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York City and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Manhattan College in New York City. In addition to spending time with family and friends, he enjoys road biking, running, racquetball, hiking and tennis during his time off.