Rajesh Kumar is the president and chief investment officer of the Firm. Prior to founding the Firm, he was the lead portfolio manager, managing director, and business head for all mortgage-related investments at Citi Alternative Investments, subsequently Citigroup Capital Advisors (“CCA”). He managed the mortgage/credit funds business unit from inception in May 2008 to January 2013. During this time, the flagship fund that he established and managed grew from $200 million to $550+ million in capital with an annualized net return of 18.5% and a Sharpe ratio of 1.8. Prior to joining Citi, he was a co-founder and the chief investment officer of Halcyon Securitized Products Investors LP (2 years), and a portfolio manager and partner at ZAIS Group LLC (5 years). Previously he worked at McKinsey & Co as a senior associate in the corporate finance and strategy practice. Rajesh received an M.B.A with honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business where he was also awarded the CRSP Prize in Finance; an M.S. in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University, where he was a University Fellow; and a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Sundeep Agrawal is a founding partner and the head of research at the Firm. Previously he was a partner and portfolio manager at Arrowhawk Capital, focused on macro, currency, and credit-oriented investments. Prior to Arrowhawk, he was a director at SVP, responsible for investing in high yield, distressed, and structured credit in the US and Europe.
Sophia L Kumar, CPA (not related to Rajesh Kumar) is a founding partner and chief operating officer at the Firm. She has wide-ranging experience in operations, finance, accounting, audit and administration of hedge funds at Muzinich & Co. (2 years), Caxton Associates (5 years), and Coopers and Lybrand (5 years).