Mygale continues the successful strategy employed by Neil Tofts for over 18 years at firms including Deephaven and Merrill Lynch. In contrast to many other event managers, Mygale are not wedded to their positions, instead frequently questions their investment hypotheses. They complement fundamental in-house research by systematically consulting the market through deep local broker relationships and industry specialists. The team prefer situations where they can identify counter-bids or bump catalysts and trades with fundamental value underpinning, rather than binary outcomes with heavy downsides. They actively trade positions aiming to capture additional alpha.
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Investment Officer Neil Tofts has over 18 years o... See all
Chief Investment Officer
Neil Tofts has over 18 years of successfully running event driven portfolios and funds and 21 years in derivatives. He has set up teams and desks at every previous position he held, and he fosters a team approach encouraging ownership and responsibility. Most recently, as a Managing Director and Head of Event Driven Investments for Merrill Lynch in London he was responsible for a European focused, Global Event Driven portfolio. From 2007 he was Head of Global Event Driven Investments at KBC Alternative Investment Management in London where he established and ran a 4 person team. Prior to joining KBC AIM, Neil founded the London office of Deephaven Capital Management in 2000. At Deephaven Neil was responsible for Non US Event Driven Investing and managed portfolios for the Multi-Strategy Fund as well as a stand-alone Event Driven Fund launched in 2004. In 2005, Neil established and oversaw the Fundamental European Equity Long/Short team of 4 people. As well as managing the investment portfolios Neil spent much time setting up the European infrastructure and recruited the operations and support teams as necessary. Neil has also managed Event Driven investments at Paribas and NatWest Markets, having started his career in equity and equity derivatives trading. He 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 six years of investment experience, having joined BofAML in 2008 and has also been responsible for a European focused 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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