Stablers differentiate themselves through daring ambition and methodical execution. We think big yet have the discipline to focus, prioritize, and execute. Intelligent risk taking and growth demand learning from setbacks and remaining resilient. Thoughtful cultivation of meaningful relationships is the most important thing we do inside and outside of the firm.
Meet some of our team
Erik Serrano Berntsen is CEO of Stable Asset Management, responsible for defining and executing the firm’s Investment Strategy. Prior to Stable, Erik was a consultant with Bain & Co., where he executed both private equity deal studies and investment opportunity sizing deals as part of the Private Equity Group (PEG), and participated in a broad spectrum of corporate client engagements for clients including banks and asset managers. Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Keble College, University of Oxford and a Master of Business Administration with honours and a Concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Chris L. Winiarz is the Chief Investment Officer of Stable Asset Management. As a member of the leadership team and reporting to the firm’s CEO, Chris contributes to the firm’s business strategy, deal sourcing and structuring, underwriting and research. He has over 15 years experience in manager research, asset allocation and security selection and is dedicated to sourcing the Founders of tomorrow. Chris earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Rebecca Noyes is a Director of Finance based in Stable’s London office responsible for financial strategy and operations, development and monitoring of control systems. Rebecca was previously CFO at Alderwood Capital and Senior Group Financial Controller at Northill Capital, as well as a Financial Controller at Kedge Capital. Rebecca is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (CGMA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Philosophy (Hons) from King’s College, London.
Alix Faujour is a Senior Research Associate responsible for manager sourcing and due diligence across both US and EU managers. Prior to joining Stable, she was an Investment Manager at a Belgium-based Single Family Office and was a Portfolio Manager at Bank Degroof Petercam within its dedicated UHNWI Wealth Management division. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Master of International Trade and Finance from the ESCE in Paris.
Jonathan Poon is a Senior Research Associate focused on manager research and due diligence across both EU and Asia managers. Prior to joining Stable, Jonathan was a Senior Investment Associate at Partners Capital and was also a Senior Investment Analyst at Mercer within its Strategic Solutions Group. He a CFA and CAIA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in Natural Science.
Natasha Chamberlain is the Executive Assistant to our CEO. Tash is in involved in all aspects of the firm and leads the EA Team. Having studied at the Oxford Media and Business School where she received a Distinction with Honours, Tash has over a decade of experience assisting at an Executive level across a number of different industries.
Meet some of our Founders
Sherrese Clarke Soares is a visionary 2-time Founder & CEO having spent over 20 years in corporate finance, capital markets, investment banking, and private equity. Prior to founding HarbourView, Sherrese Clarke Soares founded Tempo Music where she served as CEO and Board Director. At Tempo, Sherrese formed a strategic partnership with Warner Music Group, brought on Providence Equity Partners to back the venture, and delivered an above average IRR for the investment class.
Previously, Sherrese was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, having spent close to 15 years in several roles at the firm and most recently leading the Entertainment, Media, & Sports Structured Solutions Platform, devising a cross asset strategy focused on capital solutions for intellectual property. During her 10-year tenure, she managed the origination and execution of $85B+ in loan commitments for the firm and served as Deputy Chair of the Capital Commitment Committee. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Sherrese was one of the three founding senior leaders to develop the Entertainment Practice at CIT Group, overseeing a $1B portfolio across entertainment companies.
Sherrese received a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a board member of Evoqua Holdings (NYSE: AQUA) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. She is also a board trustee at Carnegie Hall. She is a recipient of the Billboard 2021 Change Agent, Class of 2020 – 2022 Women in Music awards, 2022 Power list and the Buyouts Class of 2022 Women in PE. She was also included in the Variety Women’s Impact Report 2022.
HarbourView is a multi-strategy, global investment firm focused on investment opportunities in the entertainment and media space. HarbourView focuses on equity and equity-related investment opportunities supported by several factors including long-duration revenue streams, resilience to broad economic downturns, and iconic intellectual property that withstands the test of time. HarbourView is a long-term investor in content with an industrial platform built to protect, license, optimize, and enhance the legacy of premium IP.
Brian Hurst is Co-founder and CIO of ClearAlpha, he sets the firm’s strategy and leads its portfolio management and trading teams. Before starting ClearAlpha™, Brian was the first non-Founding Partner at AQR Capital Management. Over 21 years at AQR, he worked as a portfolio manager, researcher, and head of trading. Brian helped design and build AQR’s trading platform and managed more than $15 billion in hedge fund assets. He also served on various committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee and the Risk Committee. Brian was Cliff Asness’ first hire in the Quantitative Research Group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he conducted research and developed technology for the Global Alpha Fund. Across decades of experience, Brian has managed a variety of multi-asset portfolios through many market environments. He is a member of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Council and holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sean Terretta is Co-founder and CTO of ClearAlpha, he leads the firm’s trading, research, and client technology development, as well as its entrepreneurial operating model. An experienced engineering executive, Sean has a background in financial services innovation. Prior to ClearAlpha™, he was CTO of MUFG Americas (and member of its Risk Committee), Chief Architect for Tech Strategy and Incubation at Bridgewater Associates, and founded high-tech and global scale startups across various industries. As an inventor of SaaS, security, and cloud building blocks, Sean has served on Microsoft’s Internet Advisory Board, Amazon Web Services’ Customer Advisory Board, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Financial Services SIG.
ClearAlpha is a multi-manager, multi-asset investment platform that seeks to implement alpha-generating strategies using high-performing, less-common ideas run by top-level talent.
Rebecca Pacholder, is Founder and Portfolio Manager of Snowcat. She has over 25 years of experience investing in high yield and distressed debt across many different market cycles. Prior to launching Snowcat, she was a Portfolio Manager and Partner at Omega Advisors from 2012 through 2018. Previously, she was a senior analyst at Anchorage, a credit opportunity fund, a partner at Sandell, a multi-strategy fund where she specialized in high yield and distressed debt investments and an equity and merger arbitrage investment professional at other firms prior to Sandell. Rebecca received her BA in Politics from Princeton University and her JD from the University of Texas, where she graduated with honors. Rebecca is also a CFA charterholder.
Snowcat is a bottoms-up, fundamentally driven credit investment strategy, focused on distressed issuers. Snowcat’s strategy exposure opportunistically invest across the capital structure, including loans, bonds, and re-organizational equity.