Kermit Claytor is the Founder and Principal of Kings Mountain Capital Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based Single Family Office. As a G-2 family member, he has responsibility for investment, business, and legal activities of the family. In addition to his role at Kings Mountain Capital Group, Kermit serves as the Director of Alternative Investments at Menlo Advisors, a Menlo Park, California-based Registered Investment Advisor. In this role, he adds alternative investment strategies to Menlo’s existing suite of traditional investment management services through Skyline Partners, L.P., a multi-manager fund-of-hedge funds designed to complement traditional investment portfolios.
Since 1993, Kermit has performed initial screening of prospective hedge fund managers, conducted various due diligence and background investigation efforts, and has made regular asset allocation recommendations on both a consulting and discretionary basis. During this time he has participated in hundreds of hedge fund transactions. He has overseen the construction and management of generally diversified portfolios, as well as sector-specific portfolios.
Prior to this, Mr. Claytor spent over five years analyzing global capital market activities and economic trends as a Market Analyst and on-line Product Manager with Standard & Poor’s MMS International, an early pioneer in on-line dissemination of real-time market intelligence and information. In this capacity, Mr. Claytor obtained extensive experience with a wide variety of financial market sectors, including currency, fixed income, and equity markets throughout North America, Europe, the Far East, and Latin America.
Mr. Claytor began his professional experience with an internship with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he served in the Supervision, Regulation & Credit Department as a Credit Analyst. He holds a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University.
In addition to his investment-specific experience and training, Mr. Claytor serves as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Among other skills acquired in this role, he has gained law-enforcement-specific training in the field of financial crimes, the conduct of individual background investigations, and one-on-one interviews and interrogations.