Catalyst Funds Announces Tom Hamel as New Head of Investment Operations

Catalyst Funds Announces Tom Hamel as New Head of Investment Operations

Professional with Over 30 Years of Experience Joins Alternative Financial Solutions Provider

New York, NY (February 21, 2024) – Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, an award-winning provider of alternative and innovative investment solutions, today announced the hiring of Tom Hamel as Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations. Mr. Hamel will supervise the investment operations across Catalyst Funds, Catalyst International, Rational Funds, and Strategy Shares ETFs. 

Mr. Hamel was hired in this newly created position to oversee the relationships between the organizations and their many subadvisors, manage new brokerage relationships, oversee in-house trading operations, as well as provide other general investment oversight. 

“We are excited to welcome Tom to our organization as we continue our growth,” said Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. “His breadth of experience as a Chief Operating Officer, Head of Investment Operations, Head of Portfolio Administration, and other roles spanning a 30+ year career in the financial sector provides our team with another intelligent, experienced leader to help us in our pursuit of excellence.” 

Prior to joining Catalyst, Mr. Hamel served as the COO and Head of Investment Operations and Accounting at Captain Technologies. His other roles included positions at Aksia LLC, Ivy Asset Management, M.D. Sass Investor Services, J.P. Morgan, and Neuberger & Berman.  

“I’m excited to have joined this talented team,” Hamel said. “I’m looking forward to adding value by building out Investment and Trading Operations to exceed the needs of both internal and external stakeholders and keep pace with the firm’s impressive growth and trajectory.” 

Mr. Hamel reports to Michael Schoonover, Chief Operating Officer.  

About Catalyst Funds 

Catalyst Funds currently offers 18 distinctive funds that provide various strategies with the goal of producing income- and equity-oriented returns, while seeking to potentially control risk. Catalyst offers these exclusive strategies through a team of in-house portfolio managers and boutique institutional investment management partners. The firm strives to provide innovative strategies to support financial advisors and their clients in meeting the investment challenges of an ever-changing global market environment. For more information on Catalyst Funds and its various offerings, please visit: 

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The Catalyst Funds and Rational Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Catalyst International and Strategy Shares ETFs are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. 

There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives, generate profits or avoid losses. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 


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