New York investment company MD Sass has launched a San Francisco-based Asian investment management company, Denahi Global Investments LLC.
Denahi will seek to achieve superior, risk-adjusted returns through investments focused primarily on Asian equities. Both Sass and Denahi believe rapid growth, increasing free markets, a burgeoning middle class supporting local markets and pro-competitive regulations are creating profitable opportunities through long and short investments in Asia.
Eswar Menon, principal and CIO of Denahi will leverage his ten years of experience as a lead portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles, Nicholas Applegate and Koeneman Capital Management (Singapore) He has been a successful international and emerging markets manager by identifying relative value opportunities through rigorous fundamental research due diligence and frequent on-site visits.
MD Sass Investors Services will provide investment expertise, marketing, client service, legal and compliance, administrative and infrastructure support, along with operating capital and initial investment capital. MD Sass is an active seed partner for start-up and nascent investment management companies.
Menon, who grew up in India and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras before moving to the United States to pursue higher studies, has also worked as a senior engineer in the semi-conductor industry. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he obtained an MS in electrical engineering and later received an MBA with High Honours from the University of Chicago.
Menon will be supported by Robert Goulburn and Glow Nair, both of whom have lived and worked as investment professionals in several Asian countries.
Goulburn was a proprietary trader for UBS and Credit Lyonnais, as well as an assistant portfolio manager/trader at Pan Asia Partners, an Asia ex-Japan hedge fund, from1996to1998. Nair meanwhile, was an assistant vice president at Citibank's Asset Finance Group and later at the asset-lending group at Deutsche Bank. Nair also held the position of vice president of hosting and corporate development at iAsiaWorkd, a publicly traded internet-data centre company headquartered in Hong Kong.
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