Dr. Marc Fogassa, the CEO of Hedgefort, a global investment firm, has twenty-two years of investing experience. Born in Brazil, he graduated valedictorian in a high school class of approximately 600 students in Sao Paulo, Brazil and was able to attend college in the United States. Dr. Fogassa graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1990 with two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Electrical Engineering and another in Biology. At MIT, he was elected to honor societies Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi. For graduate education, he received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 1995, and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1999. Prior to attending business school, Dr. Fogassa worked as an associate with Goldman, Sachs & Co in 1997.
Dr. Fogassa has seven years of experience investing in smaller companies as part of private equity and venture capital partnerships. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Fogassa was with Atlas Venture. In 2000-2001, Dr. Fogassa founded and helped raised capital for Spring Wireless, a data networking company in Latin America. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Fogassa was a Principal at Axiom Venture Partners. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Fogassa was Portfolio Manager at Blue Fox Investment Adviser working solely with securities in the health care sector.
Dr. Fogassa founded Hedgefort Capital Management LLC and spent 18 months developing quantitative algorithms for systematic investment and risk management that Hedgefort utilizes on a proprietary basis. He manages the Hedgefort Brazil Fund LP, which has outperformed an index of Brazilian hedge funds by 38% and the S&P500 by 52% since its inception on 1-March-2008. The strategic focus of the Fund is the ongoing growth of the local middle class in Brazil; it is a long/short fund and primarily invests in mid-caps and small-caps that only trade locally in Brazil.
Dr. Fogassa is a dual U.S. and Brazilian citizen, and fluent in English and Portuguese. He holds the Series 65 NASD license.