Tue, Oct 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Ex-U.S. Navy SEAL launches Maerisland Capital and maiden long/short equity fund

Friday, September 16, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Mr. Mark Beder announces the formation of Maerisland Capital, LLC (“Maerisland”) and the Maerisland-Trident Fund. Maerisland, the combination of three words: Maris- Latin for Sea; Aeris- Latin for Air; and Land, is a play on Mr. Beder’s background as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Maerisland’s first investment vehicle is the Maerisland-Trident Fund, L.P. (the "Fund"). The Fund’s investment objective is to produce repeatable long-term alpha on the long and short side of a global equity portfolio through superior stock picking based on proprietary research. The Fund seeks to produce these returns irrespective of market direction and to limit the volatility of returns by avoiding excessively large geographic, market, stock, sector or thematic concentration.

(press release)

Mr. Mark Beder is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Maerisland Capital (the “Investment Manager”) and the Portfolio Manager of the Maerisland–Trident Funds. Mr. Beder has over 18 years of investment experience. Prior to forming the Investment Manager, Mr. Beder was a partner with the Tremblant Capital Group (“Tremblant”) from September 1, 2005 through 2010. Prior to Tremblant, Mark was a co-founder and co-portfolio manager of KiCap Management, L.P. (“KiCap”), a market-neutral hedge fund. From 2001 through 2005 KiCap’s assets grew to over $700 million. Mr. Beder and his co-portfolio manager at KiCap began their work together while co-heading the global telecom and media team at Tiger Management, LLC. Prior to joining Tiger Management in 1999, Mr. Beder spent 6 years with The Capital Group Companies where he managed a $1.4 billion global telecom portfolio and was the lead advisor to an additional $6 billion in global telecom assets.

Prior to the investment industry, Mark Beder was a Lieutenant Commander and Assault Team Leader with the United States Navy SEAL Team. Mark received decorations including the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Service Ribbon and various campaigns. Mr. Beder holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School. Additionally, Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Christopher Ainsworth has partnered with Mr. Beder to serve as the COO and CFO of Maerisland Capital, LLC. Mr. Ainsworth has over 15 years in the investment industry, predominately focused on capital raising and operations. Mr. Ainsworth has extensive experience in the administrative and operational aspects of the hedge fund industry. Chris has created and structured over two dozen comingled investment vehicles in jurisdictions around the world.

In 2010, Chris was recruited by hedge fund and alternative investment industry participants to develop an association in California and create a way for California based hedge funds to act in a unified manner to become more educated and more involved in the future financial service regulatory process. Since July 2010, Mr. Ainsworth has served as the President of the California Hedge Fund Association. Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Financial Applications from Southern Methodist University. cainsworth@maerislandcapital.com


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   

Banner

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: What's next for trend followers?[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: New research out from Ibbotson touches on a key debate happening among investors and fund managers, specifically whether long term trend followers can survive in the new

  2. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  3. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  4. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  5. Sparx optimistic about outlook for Japan[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: According to SPARX, there are causes to be optimistic about the outlook for the Japanese market and the country's economy in general. Sparx Asset Management is a Tokyo-based asset manager, part of