Steve Bruce

Managing Partner, ASC Advisors

Steve has been providing strategic counsel to financial services clients for almost 40 years. For the last 20 years, he has focused almost exclusively on advising hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate investment firms and other investment managers in every facet of their businesses, including brand building, investor and media relations, speech and media training, activist campaigns, position-level/portfolio company support, M&A, IPOs, crisis management (including regulatory, legal and market events) and succession planning.
Before founding ASC Advisors, Steve spent 23 years at Abernathy MacGregor, where he building and leading the firm’s alternative investment practice that, at its height, represented over 80 firms with a combined AUM of over $800 billion.
Throughout his career, Steve has been involved in some of financial services’ largest mergers and partial sales, and has provided communications counsel amidst of some of the most well-known crises in the alternative investment industry, including those impacting Long Term Capital Management, Amaranth, Ellington, MKP, Convergence, Sowood, Drake, UBP, IKOS, Farallon, Tudor, Clinton Group, EIM, FrontPoint Partners, Diamondback, and Harbinger.
Steve received the Presidential Volunteer Award from President George W. Bush for his more than 40 years of work with Special Olympics International. He has also been actively involved in the Robin Hood Foundation, Help for Children, Sandy Hook Promise, 100 Women in Finance, and Citizens Against Gun Violence.