Trending with Ashwin Kumar Vasan

It’s always interesting to learn more about the people behind the hedge funds that many New Yorkers invest in. As the Chief Investment Officer and founder of Trend Capital Management LP, Ashwin Kumar Vasan brings an extensive background in finance to his current work. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Nebraska and an M.A. in Economics from San Diego State University. Starting his career at Oppenheimer Funds Plc and as a Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. he was then an International Economist at Citibank, Inc. He was a partner at SCP III LP from 2009-2011 before becoming the founder and CIO of Trend Capital Management LP.  Ashwin Kumar Vasan is a member of the Board of Directors at The Atlas Society and a Chair and Trustee with The Whitby School, Inc. Other key people at Trend Capital Management LP include Brian Barry and Timothy Chalus.

Under their management with Ashwin Kumar Vasan, Trend Capital Management LP is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and has 1.8 billion under management. As described at Relationship Science, “The investment objective of each fund is to produce consistent, absolute returns on capital by pursuing a fundamental global macro strategy. In general, Trend Capital seeks to achieve this objective by taking both long and short positions in a variety of fixed income instruments and derivatives, foreign currencies, foreign exchange forwards and foreign exchange derivatives, as well as in various derivative products linked to credit and equity indices.” Worldwide they employee 17 people and were founded in 2011 in the hedge fund and investment services and portfolio management arenas.


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