Anthony Walker is one of the Managing Partners at Next Coast ETA and sits on the Investment Committee. NC ETA participates in the small/medium sized buyout market by making minority investments in later stage companies acquired through the Search model. Anthony has been in the investment management industry for roughly 15 years.
Prior to joining Next Coast, Walker was a Vice President in the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman, Anthony was responsible for idea generation, client engagement, financial modeling, and marketing the views and opinions of Goldman Sachs related to investments in the Chemicals industry. Prior to Goldman, Walker spent five years managing long/short equities portfolios for Millennium Management and Citadel LLC, trading stocks and managing portfolios across a number subsectors within the Industrial industry.
While at Citadel, he produced the second highest Sharpe Ratio (a measure of risk-adjusted returns) within the firm’s flagship Global Equities business unit. Throughout his career Walker has held several other senior level investment professional positions, including Vice President and Research and Investment Committee Member at Ariel Investments, and Assistant Vice President at Barclays Capital.
Walker received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Finance and Entrepreneurship) and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Great Schools, a national non-profit and ed-tech company providing parents with data and information supporting school choice. Anthony is a resident of Austin where he lives with his wife and two daughters.