New York City-based Zygus Capital, a new investment firm, has launched. Paul Ho is serving as chairman, CEO and founder.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
Wall Street veteran Paul Ho is pleased to announce the formation of Zygus Capital, a partner-owned investment firm. The firm’s mission is to realize alpha returns by using a systematic approach, trading at market imbalance with a focus on risk management.
Using a unique blend of patient capital and studied regimen, Zygus has the “discipline to wait for the perfect trade opportunities to realize a positive alpha outcome. Over time, this generates exponential returns for our partners, and is our enduring competitive advantage,” said Paul Ho, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Zygus Capital. Prior to founding Zygus, Paul held influential positions in several prominent firms, including Citi, JP Morgan, RBS, SMBC, and Citco. In the trajectory of his career, Mr. Ho has completed over $2 billion in debt and equity transactions. His experience includes client management, deal sourcing, structuring, leveraged finance underwriting, portfolio management, and risk management. Ho is determined that his vision for the company will last a century.
“Our trading model is entirely basic and risk-averse. We only trade once or twice every month, and when we do trade, we keep our drawdown to a minimum—usually at a 5% threshold. Over time, we will be able to compound our returns by minimizing our losses to create alpha,” says Ho. He has worked on his trading model for the last three years, and cross-validating by backtesting shows impressive results. Furthermore, Mr. Ho emphasizes that in the short run the current administration policy has resulted in trade tension and currency volatility. “We intend to capitalize on this volatility,” he says. “We have a cohesive firm, with our technology supporting our risk appetite,” says Mr. Ho. “Furthermore, our culture ensures our longevity. At Zygus, we work hard every day to make marginal improvements to ensure our longevity.”
Zygus Capital has several important advantages. First, the partners invest with their own capital and a long-term horizon with strict risk management guidelines, coupled with a reflexive instinct to adapt to market conditions. Their trading strategy is risk-focused, and a culture of collaboration and transparency ensures their longevity.
“We are excited about building this firm for the next 100 years. What distinguishes us from all other firms is that we evaluate ourselves by our adherence to our values of positive long-term performance, and consistency.”
Zygus Capital plans to expand its founding team over the next couple of months.
About Zygus Capital
Zygus Capital is headquartered at 555 Madison Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10022. All inquiries and employment opportunities should be directed to Mr. Ho at 646-783-9192, or at paul.ho(at)zygus(dot)com. Please visit http://www.zygus.com for more information.
About Paul Ho
Paul Ho is Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Zygus Capital. His responsibilities include trading, risk management, and building an enduring firm.
Prior to founding Zygus Capital, Mr. Ho was a capital markets banker at Citco based in New York City and a member of the Capital Markets Group. At Citco, Mr. Ho arranged debt and equity capital for sponsors and investors. Before Citco, Mr. Ho was a Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors banker at SMBC. Prior to SMBC, Mr. Ho spent three years as a Leveraged Finance Analyst at Citi. He began his investment banking career as a Mergers and Acquisitions banker at Royal Bank of Scotland and was a private equity analyst at the Masan Group. Over his career, Mr. Ho has completed over $2 billion in debt and equity transactions. His experience includes client management, deal sourcing, structuring, leveraged finance underwriting, portfolio management, and risk management.
Prior to his career in finance, he served in the United States Army as medic and surgical technologist for four years at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. and 349th General Hospital in California. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.