Our Team

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Joseph McGraw-Founder

The founder of Yankee Advisers LLC and one of two members of the firm. He is a forty-plus year veteran money manager who started the Multi-Manager Fund in January 1995. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Joseph joined Smith Barney & Company in 1972, eventually becoming a shareholder and Vice-President of Sales. In 1983 he founded the investment banking and brokerage firm of McGraw, Valeo and Company. During the late 1980s, he was a founding partner of several investment firms.

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Mark McGraw-President

Is one of the two members of the Yankee Advisers LLC and is the President of the firm He joined the firm in 1995. Early in his career, he established and managed a trading product for Yankee Advisers. In addition, Mark has functioned as the Chief Operating Officer of Yankee and is currently the Portfolio Manager for Yankee Advisers' fund of hedge fund product line. Mark graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, concentrating in Environmental Engineering. He earned his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.He is Series 3 and Series 65 licensed and a Chartered Alternative Analyst.

Karen McGraw-Director of Administration

The Director of Administration for Yankee Advisers LLC since 2007. As such, she assists in accounting, regulatory, and client services. Karen graduated from the University of Massachusetts.  She has a BS in Mathematics and Masters in Mathematics Education.


Our History

Yankee Advisers was created in 1992 as a sole proprietorship by Joseph McGraw. In 1998, his son Mark McGraw became his partner and the co-owner of what is now Yankee Advisers LLC. Today, Yankee is registered as an Investment Adviser with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a Commodity Trading Adviser with the Commodity Futures Trading Authority (CFTC). The firm is also a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).