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The 2016 Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Jamie Pabst

Green Owl Capital Management’s director of investor relations and marketing is getting the event-driven firm ready for the runway.

Jamie Pabst
Green Owl Capital Management

Jamie Pabst went from statement necklaces to financial statements. Early last decade the native of Missouri capital Jefferson City was vice president of public relations for her sorority chapter at the University of Missouri, studying marketing and minoring in business, with strategic communications as a career goal. During a six-month stretch between her junior and senior years of college, Pabst landed what seemed to be a dream job: an internship in New York with a communications company that organizes the world’s largest fashion trade show. But she quickly discovered that fashion wasn’t her true calling. After graduating in 2006, Pabst, 32, headed back to New York to work in creative art direction at an ad agency. Three months into the job, though, she began to get hints that her talents might be better suited to Wall Street than Madison Avenue. Some advertising clients who worked in private equity suggested that she try finance.

In late 2006, Pabst moved into asset management, joining Greenwich, Connecticut–based Kamunting Street Capital Management. She brought her branding and public relations background to the credit opportunities hedge fund firm while learning the ins and outs of trading and research. Pabst directed investor communications and capital-raising efforts at Kamunting Street for eight years, until founder and CEO Allan Teh announced last spring that he would wind down the hedge funds and convert the firm into a family office, citing losses and a redemption from a key investor. At its height Kamunting Street had about $1 billion in assets.

After six months of recentering, Pabst wound up at $159 million Green Owl Capital Management in September as the New York–based firm’s first internal marketing and investor relations hire. The investment climate of the past nine months hasn’t been kind to hedge funds, never mind conducive to marketing them with polish. Pabst, however, wields Green Owl’s event-driven strategies approach to tell a story: Things change, creating new ways to unlock value.

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Hedge Fund Rising Stars of 2016

Jessye Ball
Millennium Mgmt
Sarah Berner
Aristeia Capital
Jenna Bussman-Wise
AIG Investments
Maureen Chang
Point72 Asset Mgmt
Dennis Chenfu
Charles Dufresne Jr.
Sciens Capital Mgmt
William Freda
Graticule Asset Mgmt Asia
Samantha Greenberg
Margate Capital
Mark Gurevich
Ropes & Gray
Tal Gurion
Mariner Glen Oaks
Craig Huie
University of California
Yusef Kassim
Blue Harbour Group
Florian Kronawitter
White Square Capital
Vikram Kumar
TT International
Brandon Levin
Jana Partners
Jonathan Levin
George Weiss Associates
Brett Minarik
Ian Monroe
Etho Capital
Jason Morrow
Utah Retirement Systems
Pierre-Adrien Nicolas
Squarepoint Capital
Jamie Pabst
Green Owl Capital Mgmt
Parag Pande
Blackstone Group
Agata Praczuk
Max Saffian
Fortress Investment Group
Matt Satnick
MSD Partners
Eric Singer
Viex Capital Advisors
Katina Stefanova
Marto Capital
Reginald Tucker
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Michael Wang
Cypress Funds
Sean Wygovsky
Polar Asset Mgmt Partners

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