Research Group

Lou A. Fernandes, CFA


Lou Fernandes is a Principal at Hall Capital Partners LLC where he is responsible for the Cross Asset Research & Strategy group. The key responsibilities of the group include: providing insights regarding the broader investment environment, driving discussions on strategic asset allocation, and improving the robustness of the Research team’s analysis and decision-making.

Mr. Fernandes joined the firm in 2007 as an Associate. He has since held roles within the Absolute Return/Credit and Public Equity Research groups where he was responsible for identification, due diligence, and monitoring of equity, credit and alternative strategies. His previous experience includes work in treasury and finance roles at Yahoo!, McAfee, and Intel. His responsibilities included evaluating corporate capital structure, managing share repurchase programs, analyzing and transacting foreign exchange, and overseeing a short-duration fixed income portfolio.

Mr. Fernandes serves on the Investment Committee for PPNorCal. He also serves on the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of The Värde Fund XI. He graduated summa cum laude from University of California at Davis with a B.S. in Managerial Economics. He earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an M.A. from the Stanford School of Education. Mr. Fernandes is a member of the CFA Institute and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.