Alex Troy graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984, and worked as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer until 1989. He then joined Smith Barney's merger-arbitrage desk, leaving in 1991 when the junk-bond merger boom ended. He joined Richard Perry's hedge fund, Perry Partners, in 1991, spending nine years there as the firm became a hedge fund powerhouse. After two entrepreneurial efforts with partners, Mr Troy started Troy Capital in 2003. Mr Troy is on the boards of The Center for Education Reform; Amistad Academy, a New Haven charter school; Achievement First, an entity devoted to improving public school education; and the Waterside School, a private school in Stamford, CT.