Zygus appoints Barden as managing partner

Zygus Capital has hired Geoff Barden as a managing partner. In addition to his new position at Zygus Capital, Barden is an analyst at 1st Source Bank.



Zygus Capital, a partner-owned investment firm, today announced that Geoff Barden has joined Zygus Capital as a Managing Partner. In his new role, Mr. Barden will be a strategic advisor to Zygus’s Chairman, CEO, and Founder Paul Ho.

“Mr. Barden brings great expertise and experience in asset allocation and investment. He has the ability to formulate a macro investment thesis and tactically execute his trades,” said Paul Ho. In addition to his role at Zygus Capital, Barden is an Analyst at 1st Source Bank, where he co-manages the bank’s investment portfolio. Prior to his current role, Geoff got his start in investment management at Everence Financial. He graduated with a B.S.M. degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

“Geoff is able to combine multiple facets of the economy into one cohesive investment thesis. He has a passion for the markets, and I am a fan of his investment outlooks,” said Paul Ho. Mr. Barden is the latest appointment to Zygus Capital as the firm continues to add talented members.

His addition is part of Zygus’s strategy to focus on systematic research and trading. “Zygus’s three pillars of success are longevity, performance, and consistency. The firm’s culture of transparency and collaboration reinforce these values, and these values comprise Zygus’s enduring competitive advantage,” said Mr. Barden.

Zygus intends to continue to increase its human capital as the firm grows its assets under management.

About Zygus Capital
Zygus Capital is 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. Zygus Capital is headquartered at 555 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022. All inquiries, including those about employment opportunities, should be directed to Mr. Ho at 646-783-9192 or at paul.ho@zygus.com. Please visit http://www.zygus.com for more information.

About Paul Ho
Paul Ho is Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Zygus Capital. Mr. Ho has executive oversight of the firm’s investments including broad strategy-setting, risk and resource management.
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, leverage 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.

About Geoff Barden
Geoff Barden is an Advisor at Zygus Capital. He gives strategic advice in investment and portfolio management.

As well as advising Zygus Capital, Mr. Barden is an Analyst in the Funds Management Division at 1st Source Bank in Indiana over the last two years. He has experience recommending and formulating the composition and term structure of the bank’s investment portfolio while ensuring the liquidity requests of the corporation.

Prior to his current role, Barden worked at Everence, a comprehensive financial services firm. He received his B.S.M. degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. In his free time, Mr. Barden enjoys playing drums and serves as a board member at RESTōR Church.