A 30 year veteran of the securities markets, Ally began his career with Hoare Govett in London, where he spent 12 years in institutional broking, rising to partner. Following his departure in 1988, he worked at BZW, and then Salomon Brothers, where he spent 5 years as head of UK equity sales. Since 1997, Ally has been involved with alternative investments and private equity. Together with a former colleague, he co-founded Beaver Creek, a volatility arbitrage hedge fund. He has also served on the board of a Russian equity hedge fund. Ally was a founding partner of Leopard Rock Capital in 2001.