Phalanx is an award winning multi strategy fund with an 8 year track record of positive and attractive risk-adjusted performance in every calendar year since inception (including 2008). The fund’s investment objective is to generate positive risk-adjusted returns in all market cycles regardless of market direction. The premise of our strategy is to profit from cheap or mispriced implied volatility opportunities imbedded in convertible securities and listed and OTC equity derivatives in Japan and broader Asian capital markets. Our target markets tend to have far greater volatility and are generally less crowded and efficient than average. This leads to significant and persistent pricing dislocations and more repeatable investment opportunities.
Leading a skilled Japan-AustralAsia focused team, founder and principal, Christopher McGuire, brings over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, and a track record of more than 12 years managing absolute return funds.
Phalanx is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Hong Kong.
Dan is responsible for the coordination of all marketing efforts at Phalanx, including business development, Investor Relations, and external communications for the firm.
Dan received a BA in Psychology from Loras College, Iowa in 1993.
Christopher founded Phalanx in 2005 after an extensive trading and sales career. Prior to Phalanx, Christopher managed the Japanese multi-strategy portfolio for Daiwa Securities America, the Japanese and Asian relative value trading book for the Spear, Leeds, and Kellogg division of Goldman Sachs, and the Japanese convertible bond portfolio for Marin Capital.
Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marquette University in 1991.
Masa provides trading ideas and works in tandem with the CIO on the construction, sizing, and scope of the portfolio. His responsibilities also include presenting in-depth analysis on market scenarios and security valuations to the Investment Team. Masa works from Phalanx’s Hong Kong office.
Before joining Phalanx, Masa covered Korea, Taiwan, India, and Southeast Asia for JP Morgan Chase’s equity derivatives trading group. He also managed the Japanese convertible bond and equity derivatives portfolio for Atma Capital Management in Singapore. Prior to this he was trading US listed derivatives for UBS in Stamford, CT. Masa started his career trading Japanese convertible bonds and equity derivatives for UBS in Tokyo.
Masa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University in 2001.
Oleg brings 17 years of experience in the asset management and investment banking industries, having served as a Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management for several multi-billion dollar global investment firms, including Attalus Capital, VARA Capital, Alexandra Investment Management, Ritchie Capital, and UBS Global Asset Management. Most recently, he served as CEO of Kameosa Capital.
Oleg graduated from Kharkov State University, Ukraine in 1994 with a MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics. He also earned a MS degree in Financial Mathematics and a MBA in Analytic Finance, both from the University of Chicago. Oleg holds CFA designation.