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Erez Kalir

  • By Imogen Rose-Smith

Erez Kalir
Sabretooth Capital Management

In May, Erez Kalir, co-founder of multistrategy hedge fund firm Sabretooth Capital Management, was one of 17 speakers at the Ira Sohn Investment Conference. Held in New York, this annual event — where financiers are invited to present investment ideas to raise money for charity — is known for attracting some of the hedge fund industry’s biggest names. Among the headliners this year were activist investor Carl Icahn and Cerberus Capital Management founder Steve Feinberg.

But it was Kalir, 39, who, in a presentation that included an analysis of why to invest now in troubled bond insurer MBIA, gave one of the best talks. Although the Rhodes scholar is able to match more-lauded investment pros blow by blow, Kalir prefers the company of policy wonks and academics or George, his rescued dachshund, who can be found in the offices of Sabre­tooth, which Kalir and fellow Rising Star Craig Perry launched in 2009.

Click on the names below to read the profiles of the 30
talented investment professionals featured in our list of the
2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars.
Name Firm
Eric Alt Hall Capital Partners
Jennifer Croswell SAC Capital Advisors
Clayton DeGiacinto Axonic Capital
Benjamin Durrant ICG Advisors
Jennifer Fan Arrowhawk Capital Partners
Joshua Fink Enso Capital Management
Pierre-Henri Flamand Edoma Capital Partners
Gareth Henry Fortress Investment Group
Erez Kalir Sabretooth Capital Management
Katie Kalvoda Newport Wealth Management
Edward Keller Morgan Stanley
Andrew Laurino Credit Suisse
Svetlana Lee Varna Capital
Gary Lehrman Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Greth Lester Perella Weinberg Partners
Greg Lippmann LibreMax Capital
J. Jason Mitchell GLG Partners
Gaurav Patankar Lockheed Martin Investment
Management Co.
Craig Perry Sabretooth Capital Management
Scott Pittman Mount Sinai Medical Center
Gregory Racz Hutchin Hill Capital
Angela Samfilippo Pine River Capital Management
Jill Schurtz Robeco-Sage Capital Management
Jonathan Shafter Boston Provident
Steven Simmons Maxim Group
Scott Sinclair Cascabel Management
Faisal Syed Pamli Capital Management
Morgan Sze Azentus Capital Management
Oliver Wiener BTIG
Patrick Wolff Grandmaster Capital Management