Philippe Jabre (Beirut, 1960) has a net worth of US$1.15 billion (March 2015). He studied at College Notre-Dame de Jamhour. He graduated from Concordia University in 1980 with a BBA and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1982, where he is a member of the Board of Overseers.

He is the founder Jabre Capital Partners a global asset management company which was established in 2006 and headquartered in Geneva with an investment office in Dubai. Jabre is also known to be an extreme skier with a taste for Havana cigars and high-stakes trades.

Philippe Jabre trained at JP Morgan and then BNP Paribas. He specialized in convertible arbitrage, a strategy that involved buying a company’s convertible bonds and selling short the company’s stock.

In an interview with CNBC, Jabre asserted that “when he was fined in London for market abuse, the rules and regulations were “not as clear” as they are now”

In 2013 Jabre Capital was one of Europe’s top-performing hedge funds and won EuroHedge’s Management Firm of the Year award.

In March 2014 the firm won three awards at the HedgePo Investors Choice Awards: Fund of the Year, Global Equity Fund of the Year and Global Multi-strategy Fund of the Year.

Philippe Jabre is the founder of Jabre Capital Partnershas and has a net worth of US$1.15 billion (March 2015).

Philippe Jabre is also known to be an extreme skier with a taste for Havana cigars and high-stakes trades

INVESTMENT STYLE

Philippe Jabre uses traditional and alternative strategies.

He uses diversified multi-strategy. comprises a range of strategies including but not limited to: Convertible Arbitrage, Equity Long/Short, Credit Long/Short, Event Driven, Emerging Market as well as a Global Macro overlay.

People like myself look for catalysts on stocks – earnings, events, positive or negative surprises – Philippe Jabre

LEARNING RESOURCES

Philippe Jabre wrote the foreword of The Handbook of Convertible Bonds: Pricing, Strategies and Risk Management of Jan De Spiegeleer and Wim Schoutens.

“People like myself look for catalysts on stocks – earnings, events, positive or negative surprises. This is why I’ve developed long-only expertise. It brings extra layers of information on why a stock should go up or down and what are our expectations” says Philippe Jabre.

The key thing is to find things that have done nothing for ages and suddenly there is an event that you need to be the first to understand or appreciate – Philippe Jabre

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TRADING SOFTWARE

Dan Loeb targets Sony. Dan Loeb is an activist investor and founder of Third Point, which oversees about $14.5 billion in assets.

Last year the activist investor viewed Campbell soup as a bargain when Third point reported that the soup maker could fetch a takeover value of $52 to $58 per share.

A year later and the activist investor Dan Loeb targets Sony

Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point is raising an investment vehicle to generate between $500 million and $1 billion so it can continue to buy Sony shares, according to a recent report in Reuters.