President, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Chairman
magazine identified Eric Meyer as “an emerging force” in hedge fund investing in 1998. In 2005, magazine identified Mr. Meyer as “a pioneer in Islamic finance.” Today, as President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Shariah Capital, Inc., Mr. Meyer is widely recognized for his skill and creativity within the worlds of Western finance, cross border investments, and Islamic banking.
Mr. Meyer established himself as this pioneer of Islamic products with his creation of Meyer Fund Management in 2005, and its predecessor Meyer Capital Partners in 2001 where he served as founder and CEO, respectively.
His success in developing, at his own initiative and expense, the infrastructure for a Shariah compliant fund of hedge funds was a groundbreaking achievement in the Islamic Finance industry. Assisted by prominent Shariah scholars and supported by their fatawa, Mr. Meyer devised the innovative tools and screening methodology that underscore new Shariah compliant long/short and market neutral funds of hedge funds. Mr. Meyer also developed faster and more efficient software for determining whether specific securities are Shariah compliant and a sophisticated Web-based software engine that provides “real time” portfolio monitoring for Shariah scholars and managers.
More recently Mr. Meyer is known for his creative solutions regarding The Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States through the creation of Compass Point Analytics. Here he combines a long tenured CFIUS relationship with deep private sector cross-border investment experience including valuation, negotiation, and management.
Most recently Mr. Meyer is recognized for his efforts with Mondial (Dubai) and Tatweer Management to create a Shariah focused IFA Financial Consultancy in the UAE.
Mr. Meyer has been widely reported in the press. Over 50 articles/features have appeared in such publication as the , , , the , , , , as well as guest appearances on and .
Prior to his focus on Islamic finance and foreign direct investments, Mr. Meyer established himself in both hedge fund management and in early stage private equity (venture capital) with his creation and management of MD Strategic in 1994 and MD Ventures in 1995. MD Strategic was a long/short equity hedge fund that generated substantial returns. MD Ventures was an early stage investment partnership that invested in networking and internet companies. MD Ventures seeded investments that included later investors such as Dell, Intel, Hewlett Packard, General Atlantic, Apax Partners, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, UBS and Bell South. Three of these seed investments culminated in public offerings.
Before establishing his own firms, Mr. Meyer was a director of research for a 400 family office and their affiliated equity mutual fund and hedge fund. The mutual fund, the Oak Hall Capital Appreciation Fund, where Mr. Meyer was director of research, was ranked in 1992 by among the country’s top five equity mutual funds with a 42% annual return. Prior to Oak Hall, Mr. Meyer began his career at Moseley, Hallgarten followed by Oppenheimer & Co. and later Sloate, Weisman & Murray. He is a graduate of Middlebury College.
Mr. Meyer has been, or is a member of over 10 private company boards of directors, as well as a general partner of a number of investment funds. He has served on the boards of both NASDAQ and LSE-listed companies.