The Team - Pearl Brook Capital
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Indraneel Das, PhD – Principal & Portfolio Manager

 

Prior to founding Pearl Brook Capital, Dr. Indraneel Das was a portfolio manager overseeing a billion-dollar small and midcap international equity fund within a US asset manager with over $100B under management.  Before working in investment management, Dr. Das held a variety of corporate research and strategy roles at IBM, ExxonMobil, Level 3 Communications and United Technologies. His Ph.D. thesis in Applied Operations Research, among the fastest on record, was a precocious breakthrough that has been cited 1000+ times. Dr. Das holds an MBA with distinction from Columbia University, a PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice University, and a BA in Mathematics with summa cum laude from Hamilton College.

 

Daniel Czabaj – Director of Trading

 

Prior to joining Pearl Brook Capital, Daniel was a trader at MF Global in Singapore. Before that, Daniel held various proprietary and market making trading positions.  He holds an MBA in China Business from HKUST, Masters in Finance from the University of Florida and a BBA in Banking in Finance from Hofstra University. CAIA charterholder since 2006.

 

Richa Chaudhary – Senior Investment Analyst

 

Former lead Analyst at CRISIL Global Research & Analytics, as well as in other senior level research roles at Nomura and Aranca in Mumbai. Masters in Management with specialization in Finance from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies. Bachelors in Commerce from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce.

 

Ajay Pasari – Investment Analyst

 

Former multi sector Research Analyst at Religare Securities in Mumbai. Bachelor in Management Studies and CFA charterholder since 2015.

 

Erik Anderson – Chief Financial Officer  

 

Erik Anderson is acting CFO of Pearl Brook Capital as part of the partnership with Oakpoint. Erik joined Oakpoint in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer. Erik has more than 10 years of experience building out and managing all aspects of hedge fund operations and infrastructure. Prior to joining Oakpoint, Erik served as the CFO and COO for several hedge funds and investment managers with assets ranging from $100M to $500M, including Gator Capital Management, Praesidis Advisors, and Imperium Capital Management. Prior to that he was a founding employee of Jove Partners, a New York City based hedge fund. Erik earned his BS in Finance from Florida State University. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

 

Kate Pettersen – Financial Controller  

 

Kate Pettersen is acting financial controller of Pearl Brook Capital as part of the partnership with Oakpoint. Kate has over 15 years of experience at large financial institutions and alternative asset managers including; State Street, Vinik Asset Management and Third Lake Capital. Kate earned her BS in Finance from Bentley University.

 

Dominic Freud – Chief Strategic Officer 

 

Before joining Pearl Brook Capital, Mr. Freud headed the international equity desks for Paribas and Societe Generale.  Mr. Freud completed a BA at Christ Church College at Oxford University.