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Dick Pfister, CAIA

CEO, Founder

Dick Pfister founded AlphaCore Capital and serves as President and CEO.  From his decades of experience working with alternative investments, Dick recognizes worldwide markets and strategies have evolved over the past decades but most methods of asset allocation and financial planning have not. Realizing this challenge facing investors and their advisors, Dick launched AlphaCore because he believes there is a better way for clients to achieve greater diversification by using alternative investments.

Prior to starting AlphaCore, Dick was a Partner, Executive Vice President, Investment Committee member, and Managing Director of Altegris Investments. Dick’s experience combines analysis of alternative and traditional asset classes. He has experience working with various strategies including, but not limited to, long/short equity, global macro, managed futures, event driven, statistical arbitrage, loan origination, and private equity. While in a leadership role, Altegris Investments was sold to a Fortune 500 company in 2010.

Dick began his career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a technical analyst and trader in 1993. After trading in the currency and stock index futures markets for several years, he managed the Global Macro CTA Trade Desk for Dean Witter Reynolds. In June 1998, Dick was appointed Institutional Research Executive at the Man Financial Managed Investments Division, a role he held until Altegris was founded in 2002.

Dick is a member of the USD Emerging Leaders Council and serves as a board member for Voices for Children, a charity focused on helping foster children throughout San Diego. Dick actively participates in the Vistage Key Executives Business Coaching Program.

Dick and his wife Kristi have three beautiful children all residing in La Jolla, CA.

Education & Accreditation:

  • University of San Diego, B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
  • CAIA®, Inaugural member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Association®

dpfister@alphacorecap.com