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
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
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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