• Alex   Karnal

    As a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Deerfield, Alex is responsible for assisting the Managing Partner with portfolio decisions and allocations among the Deerfield Funds. He also serves a member of Deerfield’s Trading and Private Transactions teams focused on the intersection of optimal security expression of an investment thesis while meeting the financial needs of partner companies. Before joining Deerfield in 2005, Alex worked in Merrill Lynch’s Global Equity Linked Products Group, where he analyzed and traded equity derivatives within the healthcare space. Before that, he served as a member of Merrill’s Capital Markets team, where he was responsible for the development and analysis of structured derivative financings and products. Alex is active in The Deerfield Foundation, which supports healthcare initiatives for underserved communities and is funded by Deerfield’s profits and employees. He also serves on the Board of the Children’s Health Fund, a national pediatric mobile healthcare program delivering health services to disadvantaged children and their families. Alex is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a B.S. in Finance.