J. Paschal Brooks III, CFA, is the Managing Director of AlphaCat Capital and is Executive Vice President of AlphaCat Managers. He joined AlphaCat Managers in 2011 and became the principal officer of AlphaCat Capital upon its establishment in 2015. In his role with AlphaCat Capital, he advises AlphaCat Managers in relation to the structuring of new fund products and assists the Investment Committee in a non-discretionary capacity and is also responsible for investor relations activities. In his role with AlphaCat Managers, he is involved in allocating investments among AlphaCat clients and other internal operational matters. Prior to joining AlphaCat Managers, he was a Vice President on the insurance structured finance desk within the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 2009 to 2011. In this position, he advised insurance companies on risk securitization transactions including catastrophe bonds, sidecars and embedded value securitizations. From 2006 to 2009, he was an Associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to this role, he was a Research Analyst at Alleghany Corporation from 2003 to 2006, where he evaluated investment opportunities in public and private markets across a range of industries. Prior to this role, he was an Analyst in the financial institutions group of the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 2000 to 2003. He has a B.S. in economics from Duke University where he graduated in 2000 and is a CFA charterholder.