Brian Murphy

Portfolio Manager, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Brian is the Co-Chief Investment Officer and head of the First Trust Alternative Investment Research (“FT AIR”) team at First Trust Capital
Management L.P.’s (FTCM’s) Chicago headquarters. Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of FT AIR’s investment research and diligence process.
He has a particular expertise in evaluating alternative strategies and manages the broader dedicated FT AIR analyst team with respect to their work
in that area. Brian is also a member of the Investment Committee and a Portfolio Manager for several of FTCM’s funds.

Brian has two decades of alternative investment experience, having held research roles at both single strategy and multi-manager alternative asset
management firms. Brian joined FTCM in 2013 from Los Angeles-based Voyager Management, an alternatives-focused multi-family office where
he worked on investment due diligence and strategic firm initiatives. Prior to Voyager, Brian held roles on the derivative strategies team of asset
manager Analytic Investors, the hedge fund research arm of fund of hedge funds firm Iron Partners, as well as the hedge fund and private equity arms
of FSI Group, a financials-focused alternative asset manager.

Brian graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, OH where he was a founding member of the Miami Investment Group student
organization, for which he remains an alumni advisory board member.