Gabriel Sod Hoffs was a managing director at TPG, and US$85 billion private equity firm based in San Francisco, starting in May 2014. There, he served as chief investment officer (CIO) of Austin Credit Macro, a stand-alone global macro hedge fund focused on FX, interest rate derivatives and sovereign and quasi-sovereign credit. He was responsible for devising and implementing the investment strategy and portfolio construction of the fund, setting risk parameters, hiring decisions, amongst others. He was also responsible for advising the whole firm on macro issues.
Before that, he was an investment committee member and part of a team that built a global bond fund (DODLX) at Dodge & Cox. He was responsible for macro-related investment proposals at the fund since inception. During Gabriel’s tenure, the fund beat its benchmark, the Barclays Global Aggregate by 519 bps. The fund’s returns were in the top 5% of its peer group. He collaborated with Dodge & Cox from September 2011 until April 2014.
Prior to Dodge & Cox, he was an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management, LLC, starting in January 2007 where he managed a global macro portfolio with an emphasis on emerging markets. Starting in late 2009, he was asked to shift his focus towards building a portfolio designed to cover the tail risk for the whole firm. The tail-risk hedge portfolio was profitable on a stand-alone basis even in an environment where risky assets rallied substantially.Prior to joining Farallon, he was the Chief Portfolio Strategist at Norodin Investment Management, a hedge fund in Greenwich, CT. Also, Gabriel spent over eight years at JPMorgan Chase, first as a foreign exchange and fixed income strategist and then as proprietary trader. Previously, he served as Director of Strategic Planning at Grupo Televisa, the largest media company in Mexico.
Monday, February 13
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