December 1, 2021
New York, NY

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Chris Long

Co-Founder & Owner, Kansas City Current

Chris Long founded Palmer Square Capital Management, an approximately $20 billion AUM asset manager focused on corporate and structured credit, in June 2009.  Currently, he serves as Chairman, CEO and Portfolio Manager. Since inception, Chris has been successful in building one of the premier credit investment firms in the world with an enviable client list that includes not only large institutions and family offices, but alsoRIAs, bank/trust, and broker-dealers.


In December 2020, Chris added the title of Professional Sports Team Owner, as he joined Co-Founder and OwnerAngie Long and Co-Owner Brittany Matthews in bringing a National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) franchise to Kansas City. The team launched on an extraordinary timeline, playing its first professional match just 124 days after the franchise was announced.


Prior to starting Palmer Square and co-owning The Kansas City Current, Chris built a deep investment background at some of the top financial firms in the world including Morgan Stanley, TH Lee Putnam Ventures, and JPMorgan & Co. Chris’ breadth of investment experience includes hedge fund investing, private equity / venture capital, and finally, investment banking.   


He received an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and an AB degree in Economics cum laude from Princeton University.


Chris proudly serves in many roles related to Princeton University including serving on the Alumni Council Executive Committee; Princeton Schools Committee; President Eisgruber’s Advisory Council and also as a member on the Capital Campaign Executive Steering Committee.  Finally, Chris is a Princeton Varsity Club lifetime member.  In his region of Kansas City, Chris serves as co-chair for the Greater Kansas City Region’s Alumni Schools Committee effort and is vice president of the regional association, PAA of Greater Kansas City.  In addition, Chris is on the committee responsible for the KC Princeton Prize in Race Relations.  Chris is also a Chair of Special Gifts (20th) – Harvard Business School and is a member of YPO and the Economic Club of Kansas City.


Formerly, Chris was appointed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and unanimously approved by the Senate to two terms as a Trustee for theKansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Chris also formerly served as the Treasurer for the City of Mission Hills, KS. In addition, Chris formerly served as an Investment Committee member - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Board Member - Children’s Mercy Hospital Foundation; Major Gifts Chair (15th) - Harvard Business School; and Trustee- St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School.

Wednesday, December 01

Buying In: Investing in Women’s Professional Sports

Moderator: Austin Karp, Managing Editor, Digital, Sports Business Journal

Angie Long, Co-Founder & Owner, Kansas City Current
Chris Long, Co-Founder & Owner, Kansas City Current