Brendan Albee

Brendan Albee

Brendan Albee is the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Hudson Bay Capital, and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Hudson Bay Capital is a multi-strategy hedge fund with more than $20 billion in assets under management. Albee has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Previously, Albee was the chief operating officer at Varde Partners. He also was a partner and a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Committee. Varde is an alternative asset manager with investments across global exchange-traded markets, traded credit, private credit, private equity, and real estate. During his time at Varde, Albee was responsible for scaling the firm’s operations and infrastructure as the organization grew from $6 billion in assets under management to $15 billion and expanded to 14 offices across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to joining Varde, Albee was the global chief operating officer for Barclay’s alternative asset management, equities, structured investments, asset servicing, and securities operations teams. He spent eight years with Barclays, leading and growing various global infrastructure teams. 

Before joining Barclays, Albee spent more than 10 years with JPMorgan Chase in numerous front-office and infrastructure roles. During his time working as an investment banker, he raised more than $40 billion in debt capital markets. Albee also worked in the strategy group at JPMorgan Chase, where he led the firm’s efforts to build a global infrastructure footprint.

Albee graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in accounting from Fordham University and earned an M.B.A. from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, where he graduated as a Fuqua Scholar.