Firm Biographies

MANY TEAM MEMBERS AT R SQUARED CAPITAL MANAGEMENT WORKED TOGETHER AT ARTIO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT AND THE PREDECESSOR FIRM JULIUS BAER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.

The portfolio managers, Richard Pell and Junichi Nonami, have worked together for over 10 years. Their combined years of experience as individuals and as a team serve as a unique cornerstone of the culture at R Squared. Pell won Morningstar Manager of the Year in 2002.

Richard Pell
Richard Pell Richard co-founded R Squared Capital Management in May of 2013. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Artio Global Management LLC, a position he held since 1995 when the firm was part of the Julius Baer Group. Richard also served on the Board of Directors at Artio.
During his tenure at Julius Baer / Artio Global, Richard served as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Artio International Equity Funds and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Total Return Bond strategy. Richard was named Morningstar “Fund Manager of the Year” in 2002.
Richard joined the Julius Baer Group in 1995 subsequent to his tenure as Head of Global Fixed Income with Bankers Trust Company, a firm he served for five years. Starting in 1988, Richard was employed by Mitchell Hutchins Institutional Investors where he served as Head of Corporate Bonds and Mortgage-Backed Securities.
Richard earned an MBA in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of California, Berkeley.
Junichi Nonami, CMA
Junichi Nonami, CMA Junichi Nonami is a Senior Partner and CIO at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to joining R Squared, Junichi was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst with the International Equities team at Artio Global Management. He joined the firm in 2005 when it was part of the Julius Baer Group after spending five years, most recently as a Vice President, in the Japanese Equity Sales area of Nomura Securities International. Junichi also spent four years with Nomura Holding in Tokyo employed as an Associate and Financial Consultant.
Junichi received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Law from Osaka University in Japan. Junichi has also earned his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and is a chartered member of The Securities Analysts Association of Japan (SAAJ).
Harry Polishook
Harry Polishook Harry Polishook is a Partner and Analyst at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to joining R Squared, Harry was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst with the International Equities team at Artio Global Management. In 2000, he joined the firm, which was part of the Julius Baer Group, after serving six years as a Securitization Programmer at Deloitte and Touche.
Harry received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Math from the State University of New York at Albany
Luis Ahn
Luis Ahn Luis Ahn is a Partner & Analyst at R Squared Capital.
Prior to joining R Squared, Luis was a Senior Analyst at Bloom Tree Partners.
Luis received an MBA from The Wharton School and Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics and Computer Science from Tufts University.
Elyse Waldinger
Elyse Waldinger Elyse Waldinger is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to joining R Squared, Elyse was the Head of Trading and Portfolio Support with the International Equities team at Artio Global Management. Elyse joined Artio in 2000 when the firm was part of the Julius Baer Group. Prior to Artio Global / Julius Baer, Elyse was a Sales Assistant on the Municipal Bond Trading Desk at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter for three years and a Portfolio Assistant with Burnham Securities for two years.
Elyse received a Bachelor of Science degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.
Larysa Tatarenko
Larysa Tatarenko Larysa Tatarenko is a Partner and a Compliance and Operations Specialist at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to joining R Squared, Larysa was a Portfolio Specialist with the International Equities team at Artio Global Management. She joined Artio Global in 2004 when the firm was part of the Julius Baer Group.
Larysa received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Iona College.
JoAnn Gredell
JAG BW JoAnn Gredell is a Partner and a Compliance and Operations Specialist at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to joining R Squared, Jo Ann was a Portfolio Administrator with the International Equities team at Artio Global Management. She joined the Julius Baer Group in 1994 as an Administrative Assistant at Bank Julius Baer, transferring to Artio Global/Julius Baer in 2004 as a member of the International Equities team.
Jo Ann received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Daeil Cha
Daeil Cha Daeil Cha is a Partner and Analyst at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to Joining R Squared, Daeil was an Analyst at Suffolk Capital Management.
Daeil received an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a focus on Neuroscience, from Princeton University.
Samer Darwiche
Samer BW Samer Darwiche is an Analyst at R Squared Capital Management.
Prior to joining R Squared, Samer worked for 6 years as an investment analyst in Dubai and Abu Dhabi focusing on Middle East public equities.
Samer received his MBA from Cornell University and his Bachelor in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French. Samer is also a CFA and CAIA charterholder.