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About Pearson Creek Capital Management

Pearson Creek is a Chicago-based, SEC registered investment advisor with traditional and alternative assets under management of $220 million. We design, implement and manage long-term investment plans for our clients, which range from individuals and families to large institutions.

Pearson Creek is equally qualified managing conservative investment portfolios as well as more complicated investment programs using alternative assets or financing. While our knowledge of investment alternatives is very broad, we are passionately client-centric. Clients rely on Pearson Creek for exceptional service, transparency and trust. We take our role as an investment fiduciary very seriously.


Investment Fiduciary

Pearson Creek enters into a fiduciary relationship with its clients. We are a fee-based investment advisor. We do not accept payments from groups seeking to sell investment products to our clients. Pearson Creek embraces its fiduciary relationship with clients, and believes it leads to stronger relationships and superior investment outcomes.


Investment Management

Pearson Creek delivers investment solutions to some of the world’s most demanding clients. We begin an engagement by developing a thorough understanding of our client’s return goals, risk tolerance, liquidity needs, and investment horizon. We then assemble a portfolio customized to meet the client’s needs, and we manage the portfolio over time.


Alternative Assets

Our founder has experience managing billions of dollars of alternative assets including hedge funds, private equity funds, private real estate and infrastructure investments. Alternative assets offer advantages and disadvantages versus traditional assets. In cases where alternative assets make sense for our clients, Pearson Creek can deliver solutions.



Ben Ruff has over 15 years of institutional investment experience. Prior to founding Pearson Creek, Ben served as the Portfolio Manager of Alternative Investments at the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, managing a $2 billion portfolio of private equity, hedge fund, real estate, and infrastructure investments.


Ben previously served as a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase in New York, where he was responsible for a $10 billion portfolio of credit exposures. Ben’s work in JPMorgan’s Credit Portfolio Risk Management department contributed to the bank’s stability through the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Ben completed an MBA in Finance at Wharton in 2008, which he completed with full scholarship and support from JPMorgan. While there, he earned a rare A+ in one of Wharton’s most quantitatively challenging classes: “Mathematical Modeling and its Applications in Finance.” Previously in his career, Ben served as an equity analyst both at JPMorgan and William Blair.

He has been twice recognized as a “Top Up-and-Coming Analyst” by Institutional Investor Magazine. He has lectured at Marymount College in Manhattan on Financial Statement Analysis and at Northwestern University on Private Equity.

He earned a BA with honors in Economics at the University of Chicago, completed additional study at New York University and at the University of Mississippi, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Ben lives in Chicago with his wife Jennifer, an executive at TESARO, an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company.



Upon engagement with a client, Pearson Creek undertakes a rigorous process
with the goal of developing an investment portfolio that best meets their needs.



We believe in giving back to local non-profit organizations which serve
the needs of their communities, like Common Pantry & The Kitchen.


We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

Contact us today and let us show you what we can accomplish together.

Phone (312) 878-5520
Fax (312) 674-7640