Boaz Weinstein is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Saba. Mr. Weinstein founded Saba in 2009 as a lift-out of Saba Principal Strategies. At Saba, Mr. Weinstein leads a team of 41 professionals, with the senior investment team having worked together for fifteen years.
Jeremy Benkiewicz is a co-founder and portfolio manager in Saba’s New York office. Prior to Saba, Mr. Benkiewicz was Co-Head of Saba Principal Strategies and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. In that role, Mr. Benkiewicz managed a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio across various asset classes and products, including credit, convertibles, equity, and equity derivatives, and was responsible for the group’s European investment effort. Mr. Benkiewicz joined Deutsche Bank in 2002 as one of Saba Principal Strategies’ early members. Mr. Benkiewicz started his investment career in 1998 at Société Générale in New York as a trader, and was later a Portfolio Manager for the proprietary convertible arbitrage group. Mr. Benkiewicz holds an MS in Financial Engineering from Ensimag in Grenoble, France.
Prakash Narayanan joined Saba in April 2011 and oversees Saba’s European office. Prior to Saba, Mr. Narayanan was a Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance Trading in North America at Deutsche Bank. Mr. Narayanan worked at Deutsche Bank from 2002 to 2011 and was previously Head of High Yield Credit Trading in North America. While at Deutsche Bank he specialized in the trading and risk management of credit derivatives, corporate bonds and leverage loans. Mr. Narayanan received an MS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Eng (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from The University of Nottingham, England.
Pierre Weinstein joined Saba at launch in April 2009. Prior to Saba, Mr. Weinstein was a Portfolio Manager at Saba Principal Strategies, the proprietary credit trading group at Deutsche Bank since January 2005, where he managed the equity derivatives and international convertible bond strategies. Mr. Weinstein started his investment career at Société Générale in Paris in 1998 as an equity derivatives market maker and had various roles until 2004 including a position as a convertible bond proprietary trader in New York. Mr. Weinstein holds a Ms in Engineering from École Centrale Lyon and a Ms in Finance from École HEC in Paris.
Michael D’Angelo joined Saba in November 2015. Prior to Saba, Mr. D’Angelo was the General Counsel and Compliance Manager at Prologue Capital Management, LP from 2012 to 2015, where he led the firm’s legal and compliance group, including the implementation of its U.S. and U.K. compliance and regulatory reporting and monitoring program. Prior to Prologue, Mr. D’Angelo was a senior attorney with Schulte Roth & Zabel from 2007 to 2012, focusing on hedge fund and private equity fund formation and ongoing advice, including advising clients on RIA compliance and regulatory reporting. Mr. D’Angelo began his career as an analyst with Goldman Sachs & Company. Mr. D’Angelo received a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law and a BBA in Finance and Economics from Pace University.
Prior to joining Saba in April 2016, Cameron Hillyer was a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer at MatlinPatterson, a credit asset management platform with over $8 billion in AUM. At MatlinPatterson, he maintained overall responsibility for management of the firm’s infrastructure, finance, treasury, operations and technology. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson, Mr. Hillyer was the Chief Financial Officer at Clearwater Capital Partners, a distressed debt and special situations firm with 80 employees spanning six global offices. Mr. Hillyer began his career at KPMG in Australia and subsequently managed major audit accounts within the firm’s New York private equity and hedge fund practice.
Mr. Hillyer is a CFA Charterholder, a Chartered Accountant (Australia) and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Muqu Karim joined Saba in 2009 as an original member of the team that spun out from Deutsche Bank. Mr. Karim served as Saba’s Chief Financial Officer from May 2014 to June 2015, and Chief Administrative Officer from July 2009 to May 2014. At Deutsche Bank, Mr. Karim was the business manager of Saba Principal Strategies from 2006 to 2009, leading the internal and external desk liaison to support 50 traders globally. Previously, Mr. Karim worked at Barclays Capital as an Associate Director in the Product Control Group from 2000-2002 and 2004-2006, managing various financial
reporting, review, monitoring and control functions across the Global Credit Trading business. Mr. Karim began his career in 1994 at Deloitte & Touche, leading audit engagements for major clients in the firm’s Financial Services Audit & Assurance practice in London and New York. Mr. Karim received a BSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Joy Semple joined Saba in August 2010 and was promoted to Head of Investor Relations in June 2015. Prior to Saba, Ms. Semple worked at The IDW Group from 2006 to 2010 and International Business Machines (IBM) in Corporate Treasury from 2003 to 2006, where she was a trader in the Capital Markets division issuing and managing debt and derivatives globally. Ms. Semple received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.