Yehuda Y. Spindler, CPA

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Spindler joined Optima in 2006 and is responsible for managing Optima’s hedge fund strategies across long-only, hedged equity, global trading, and multi-strategy managers. Additionally, he serves as the Portfolio Manager of several co-mingled and separate-account Optima products and is a member of the Portfolio Management Committee which is responsible for approving managers across all strategies within the Firm. Prior to joining Optima, Mr. Spindler was a Senior Analyst at Sage Investors L.P., a multi-family office serving ultra-high net worth clients where he was responsible for performing due diligence on investment opportunities ranging from public-equity investments to private real estate transactions. Prior to that, he spent three years at Deloitte & Touche in New York as a Senior Auditor within the Assurance & Advisory division where he planned and executed audit engagement procedures for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Spindler also assisted with financial statement analytical testing, financial reporting, trade processing, and internal control recommendations. Mr. Spindler is currently a member of the Orthodox Union Investment Committee (a not-for-profit educational, outreach and social service organization). He graduated cum laude from the Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva University, New York.