Chad Schafer

Head of Affiliated Funds

Chad is responsible for the operations and growth of Alpha’s fund management businesses, which include both private and registered funds currently managed by Alpha’s asset management subsidiaries. He brings over 17 years of experience from his previous role as VP of Business Development at the Corporate Trust Department of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, acquired in 2021 by Computershare Trust Company. At Wells/Computershare, Chad was responsible for complex deal document review and actively participating in or managing deal negotiations and risk mitigation of complex securitizations for life settlement transactions, structured settlement transactions and a multitude of other asset classes. Chad manages relationships with external third parties to generate new opportunities for the Bank, Chad closed on average 50 Securitizations and Credit Facilities annually over his time with the Bank ranging from $40 million to $1 billion facilities. Chad is known throughout the industry as someone who believes in finding a solution to complex deals and situations and always moving forward with new opportunities. Chad graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in the Statistics/Actuarial Science. He furthered his education at Hamline University School of Law, where he obtained his JD in 2004.

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