Aquitania Capital Management is a value-oriented independent investment management firm.
Aquitania seeks to maximize risk-adjusted returns by integrating an intensive fundamental research discipline, a private equity valuation methodology and an event-oriented perspective to identify and capitalize on securities trading at values meaningfully divergent from their respective fair values. Capital preservation is emphasized through our bottom-up fundamental research process.
Aquitania focuses on identifying asymmetric risk/reward situations where we believe our counterparties are making uneconomic decisions and where we can build high conviction in a variant thesis through intensive independent research. Our portfolios often consist of securities unintentionally overlooked or actively avoided by most investors.
Aquitania manages both long-only and long/short portfolios that invest opportunistically across the capital structure in both domestic and international markets.
Aquitania Capital Management was founded in 2012 by Christopher Karlin, Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer.
Mr. Karlin has been in the investment business since 1991.
Prior to founding Aquitania, he held positions as a Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at First Pacific Advisors, Kestrel Investment Management and Fairview Capital Investment Management.
Mr. Karlin interned with Farallon Capital Management while pursuing his MBA. He began his career with Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors which later became a part of Blackrock.
Mr. Karlin received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin in 1990 his MBA from Yale University in 1998 and has held the CFA designation since 1994.
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