Neil Datta is a voting member of the Investment Committee and Head of Risk at Optima. He joined Optima in 2011 from Arden Asset Management, an institutional fund of hedge funds group. Neil spent four years at Arden where he was responsible for managing risk for a global multi-strategy hedge fund portfolio. Prior to Arden, Neil spent five years in government uncovering financial crimes, money laundering and tax evasion as an Investigator for New York State. Neil started his career at Salomon Smith Barney, working in trade settlement and operations for one of the most active investment banks at the time. Neil received a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York and is National Founding Father of Sigma Beta Rho Multi-Cultural Fraternity, Inc.