Sharif Siddiqui is the Managing Director at The James Irvine Foundation. He began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co., in New York, NY, followed by an investment position at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in San Francisco. Sharif then moved to Chicago and joined Citadel Investment Group’s global equities group. From 2006 to 2013, he was part of an eight-person team managing a $5 billion equity long/short portfolio, and he personally managed a $1 billion market-neutral long/short equity portfolio for four of those years. In 2013, Sharif founded Alpenglow Capital, a $300 million long/short equity fund focused on the financial and real estate sectors.