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Bringing together decades of investment management expertise

Easterly EAB is led by a core team with deep experience working for some of the best firms in the industry

Darrell Crate Managing Principal

Mr. Crate is the Managing Principal at Easterly, which he founded in 2009. Mr. Crate serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed company.

Prior to founding Easterly, Mr. Crate served as the Chief Financial Officer of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly traded asset management holding company which grew through acquisition. Mr. Crate currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a global organization supporting general aviation; as a Trustee of Bates College; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Westminster Kennel Club.

Mr. Crate earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Michael Collins Managing Director &
Head of Business Development

Mr. Collins is a Managing Director and the Head of Business Development at Easterly.

Prior to Easterly, Mr. Collins served as the Head of Distribution for Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment company. Mr. Collins was responsible for all sales and marketing activity and sat on the KW Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Collins was a Principal at Blackstone, where he was part of a multi-asset sales team responsible for marketing its real estate, private equity, private debt, and hedge fund strategies. Mr. Collins also worked for Eaton Vance and began his investment career with Lord, Abbett & Co.

Mr. Collins earned his B.A. and M.S. in Engineering from the University of Buffalo and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.

Edward Boll CEO, Member of Investment Committee

Prior to forming EAB Investment Group, Mr. Boll was co-founder of DC Trading Partners, LLC in 2005. DC focused on volatility correlation, dispersion, event trading and ETF arbitrage. DC developed proprietary trading methods, analytics and market making algorithms. Mr. Boll spent 3 years with the Goldman Sachs SLK-Hull Derivatives Group. There he was the portfolio risk manager for the internet, hardware, media, mining, telecom and energy sectors. He also managed and developed SLK-Hull’s proprietary risk portfolio. Previously, Mr. Boll spent 10 years with TFM Investment Group. In 1995, he created and managed TFM’s American Stock Exchange options specialist unit and ETF arbitrage group, as well as serving on TFM’s Senior Risk Strategy Committee.

Mr. Boll served on the Technology, Allocation, Specialist, Floor Official and Floor Violations Committees of the American Stock Exchange. Mr. Boll has more than 30 years of experience trading derivatives and has been a member of the American Stock Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, CBOE, Boston Options Exchange and the ISE. Mr. Boll received a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Pennsylvania State University. He holds Series 7, 63 and 66.

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