William Michaelcheck
Founder, Chairman, Chief Investment Officer
Mariner Group

Mr. Michaelcheck founded Mariner Investment Group, LLC in December of 1992, and is Chairman of Mariner’s Investment Oversight Committee and a member of Mariner’s Risk Committee. Formerly, he was Executive Vice President of the Bear Stearns Companies and senior managing director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was Co-Head of the Fixed-Income Department and also responsible for all proprietary trading activities and risk management. Mr. Michaelcheck joined Bear Stearns in 1979 as Co-Creator of the Government Bond Department, becoming a General Partner in 1981 and a Senior Managing Director when Bear Stearns became a publicly-held corporation. He was named Executive Vice President in 1987, and served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Management and Compensation Committee until leaving Bear Stearns in October 1992.

From 1976 to 1979 he was a Partner at J.F. Eckstein & Co., a U.S. government securities firm, and from 1971 to 1975 served as a Senior Investment Officer at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank). Mr. Michaelcheck is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Public Securities Association, which counsels the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Mr. Michaelcheck is a native of Tiptonville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis. He earned his Master’s degree from the Harvard Business School. In 2014, Mr. Michaelcheck received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hedge Funds Review Americas Awards for his contributions to the hedge fund industry.