Clark Fenton - Managing Partner & CIO
Clark is the former co-Chief Investment Officer of Permal, a multi-manager alternative-investment firm. Clark joined Permal after its purchase, in March 2013, of Fauchier Partners, where he had been the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for business strategy and management. He also oversaw strategy allocation, manager selection and portfolio construction as a member of the Investment Committee. He joined the firm in 2003 to build its Risk Management function before becoming co-Chief Investment Officer in 2007. Previously, Clark worked at Morgan Stanley on the Equity Arbitrage desk within Equity Derivatives, trading special situations with hedge-fund clients. Prior to that, he helped manage the firm's hedge-fund lending risk within the Prime Brokerage division. Clark began his career trading fixed-income securities for Montgomery Securities in San Francisco.
Clark has a BA from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
CHARLES CROWSON - Partner, HEAD OF TRADING
Charles previously ran the London office of Mason Capital Management, where he worked for ten years. His role involved trading event and special situation strategies across equity, equity derivatives, credit, and fixed income. Prior to this he had trading roles at Elgin Capital and Tisbury Capital. Charles started his career in the equity derivatives department at JP Morgan.
Charles has an MA in History from the University of Cambridge.
Praveen Kanakamedala - Partner, COO, CRO & CCO
Praveen manages Operations, Risk and Compliance for Agilis. He was previously the Global Head of Risk Management and Chair of the Risk Committee at Permal from 2013 to 2015. Praveen was also a member of the Permal Risk, Compliance and Operations Committee and helped oversee the re-domiciliation of the firm’s US$ 9.4 billion single manager ICAV platform to Dublin. He was previously Head of Risk Management at Fauchier Partners between 2007 and 2013. Before Fauchier, Praveen was at Harris Alternatives, a Chicago-based investment firm, where he was responsible for building risk-management tools and hedging market risk in the portfolios.
Praveen has an MS from Illinois Tech and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Galina Pendleton - Partner, CFO
Galina was previously Finance Director of Cube Capital and Finance Director of Fauchier Partners, where she worked between 2004 and 2013. At Fauchier Partners Galina was responsible for managing the Finance Department and chaired the firm’s Finance Audit and Treasury Committee. Galina began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Galina has a BA from the University of Dundee and an MA from Kiev State University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Steve is a Managing Member of Kindred Capital, the successor firm to Herring Creek Capital. Previously, he spent a decade as a Partner at Maverick Capital where he Chaired the firm’s Management Advisory Committee. Before joining Maverick, Steve was the Chief Investment Officer at Morgan Stanley where he was the top-ranked investment strategist on Wall Street in the Institutional Investor research poll. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was a Partner at Sanford Bernstein where he was a highly ranked analyst in both the packaged goods industry and the financial services sector. From 1998 to 2008, Steve was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Business School, where he taught securities analysis. Steve serves on the Board of Trustees of Tufts University and the Board of Directors of Narragansett Brewing Company, Pzena Investment Management, Said Holdings Limited and the Success Charter Network. He was also previously appointed by the US Treasury as an Advisor to the Office of Financial Research. He received his BA (summa cum laude) from Tufts University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Ken is Director of Investments at Carnegie Corporation of New York, Andrew Carnegie’s foundation focused on international peace and security, democracy and civic engagement, primary and secondary education in the United States, and African higher education. As the Corporation’s Director of Investments, Ken co-leads its portfolio strategy for marketable investments, which include long-only, absolute return, and fixed income asset classes. As part of this role, Ken serves as the primary lead on the Corporation’s developed markets mandates. Ken also manages the Corporation’s venture capital and growth equity activities in private markets. Prior to joining Carnegie, Ken served as a senior investment analyst in New York and London at Fauchier Partners. Previously, Ken worked as an investment associate at Horsley Bridge Partners, a private equity fund-of-funds manager, in San Francisco and London. Ken began his career as an investment banking analyst in the San Francisco office of Robertson Stephens, a boutique investment bank focused on growth companies. Ken holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Yale College.
Robert Tishman (“Tish”)
Tish is co-founder and Chairman of Lightkeeper LLC, a Portfolio intelligence and reporting platform for the hedge fund industry. Prior to Lightkeeper, Tish was a co-founder and Chairman of Tamale Software, Inc. until the sale to Advent Software in October of 2008. He was also a co-founder and Portfolio Manager of 033 Asset Management (US$ 0.5 billion) a long / short equity hedge fund. Tish has held management positions throughout the financial services industry over the last 25 years. Prior to founding 033 and Tamale, Tish held senior management roles at both Robertson Stephens and Montgomery Securities. Tish currently serves on many corporate and charitable boards including: 24 Services, Phase Capital, Potomus Trading, Tinyhood, and Team Impact. He graduated from Tufts University where he currently serves on the Board of Advisors.