Christian Besas joins Zygus Capital as Director of Investment Research

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Mr. Besas will primarily focus on investment research, a strategically important area for the firm.

Zygus Capital, a partner-owned investment firm, today announced that Christian Besas has joined Zygus as a Managing Partner. His role is Director of Investment Research, as the firm expands its investment scope and research capabilities. He will report to Paul Ho, Chairman, CEO, and Founder of Zygus Capital.

“Christian Besas has had an accomplished career and will add considerable value to our growing team,” said Paul Ho. In his new role, Besas will oversee all aspects of investment research, which will enhance the firm’s investment process. Furthermore, Besas will help ensure Zygus’ culture of collaboration and transparency. “I am excited to join a firm with a great culture” said Besas.

Prior to joining Zygus Capital, Mr. Besas was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for three years. He has experience analyzing U.S., PE-backed middle market companies in the industrial, healthcare, and technology industries. “I have worked with Christian at SMBC and have always admired his intellect and drive,” said Mr. Ho.

Before Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Besas worked at Mariner Investment Group, a privately held hedge fund, for two years. He graduated with a B.B.A. degree in finance from Baruch College. Besas is the latest senior appointment for Zygus since the firm launched in September. His addition is part of Zygus’ strategy to focus on systematic research and trading. “Christian’s appointment reaffirms our commitment to research and statistical analysis,” said Paul Ho.

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 and 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, he 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

About Christian Besas

Christian Besas is Director of Investment Research at Zygus Capital. Besas oversees the firm’s investment research and statistical analysis.

Prior to joining Zygus Capital, Mr. Besas worked at Mariner Investment Group, LLC, a privately owned hedge fund in New York, and most recently as an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. He has experience analyzing U.S., PE-backed middle market companies in the industrial, healthcare, and technology industries. He received his B.B.A. degree in finance with distinction from Baruch College.

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