Mygale continues the successful strategy employed by Neil Tofts for over 25 years at firms including Deephaven Capital, KBC Alternative Investment Management and Merrill Lynch. The team employs a differentiated investment approach built on sceptical research, disciplined position selection and active trading to capture additional alpha in every position. Investments are challenged and considered from multiple angles with fundamental in-house research that is completed by systematic consulting of the market through deep local broker relationships and industry specialists. Trades are structured with the intention of embedding optionality and favourably skewing risk, with a preference for situations that have a fundamental value underpinning, a clear rationale and the possibility of bump catalysts or counter bids. The team dislikes crowded trades and binary outcomes with heavy downsides, and avoids the ‘home run’ mentality.
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Investment Officer Neil Tofts has over 27 years o... See all
Chief Investment Officer
Neil Tofts has over 27 years of investment experience and 25 years managing Event Driven portfolios. Most recently Managing Director and Head of Event Driven Investments at Merrill Lynch. Previously Neil was Head of Global Event Driven Investments at KBC Alternative Investment Management, where he established and ran a 4 person team. In 2000, Neil founded the European business of Deephaven Capital, where he was responsible for European Focused, Global Event Driven investing. In 2005 Neil established and oversaw the Fundamental Equity Long/Short team of 4 people. Neil has also managed Event Driven Investments at Paribas and NatWest Markets, having started his career in equity derivatives. Neil graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University.
Co-Founder and Senior Analyst
Co-Founder and Senior Analyst Ken Li was previously a ... See all
Co-Founder and Senior Analyst
Ken Li was previously a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London where, most recently, he had full responsibility for the European Event Driven Trading Franchise. Prior to this, Ken Li worked with Neil focusing on investment idea generation, research and trading in Event Driven situations. He has over 12 years investment experience, having joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 where he was responsible for a fundamental equity portfolio as well as index and portfolio trading. Ken Li graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a CFA Charterholder.
• Three tiered method designed to capture additional alpha for every position
• Sharpened timing and market feel from trading background
• Trades structured to embed optionality and favourably skew risk
• Relatively low net to keep exposure event specific
• Frequent questioning of our investment thesis
• Fundamental in-house research with an understanding that company specialists may know more
• Systematically consult the market through deep local broker relationships and industry specialists
• Not wedded to positions and do not believe we have the ‘information edge’
• Look for trades with fundamental value and situations with the possibility of counter bids and bump catalysts
• Always seek to diversify the portfolio to smooth the return stream and avoid the ‘home run’ mentality
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