Welcome to Alpha4X
Alpha4x Asset Management was launched in 2013 by former members of Bladex Asset Management, Inc. The team has continually managed the Alpha4x Capital Growth Fund (USD) since 2006 and the Alpha4x LatAm Fundo de Investimento Multimercado (BRL) since 2011 (“Funds”) through a management buyout from its parent.
We believe policies set by governments and central banks around the world give rise to opportunities best achieved through macro trading strategies. We employ a discretionary global macro strategy constructed with global themes alongside fundamental and quantitative analysis of individual countries and products. The Funds aim to achieve capital appreciation while limiting downside risk primarily through investment in four asset classes: currencies, interest rates, sovereign credit, and equity indices. Our edge lies in the ability to express macro views as true longs or shorts creating genuine alpha opportunities in regions frequently associated with long biased beta exposure such as Emerging Markets while still observing the interplay of opportunities and impact in Developed Markets. The Funds have historically maintained low to slightly negative correlation to major market indices and emphasizes capital preservation through a combination of a highly liquid portfolio, moderate volatility, and disciplined risk management.
Manuel Mejía-Aoun, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Manuel has over 30 years of investing and trading experience primarily within the Emerging Markets. Manuel began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1982. By 1987, he was the Head of the Emerging Markets Trading Group and later became Chief Emerging Markets Strategist. Manuel next joined Deutsche Bank in 1996 as Head of the Latin American FX and Local Money Markets Sales and Trading division. During his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Manuel created and served as CEO of Maxblue, the bank’s first wealth management business in Latin America. In 2005, he joined Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (“Bladex”, NYSE: BLX) to develop the asset management business and launched two hedge funds during that time. Manuel subsequently formed a management buyout of the business with his partners effective April 2013 with full retention of the historical track records for the funds. Manuel holds an MBA in Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (formerly The American Graduate School of International Management) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University (Summa Cum Laude).
- Manuel Mejía-Aoun, Founder and Chief Investment Officer
- Dr. Urvish Bidkar, Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager
- Fabio Izzo, Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager – Brazil
- Jimmy Castro, COO
- Lisa LaFianza, CFO and CCO
- Hyacinth Chu, Marketing and Investor Relations