Sausalito, Calif.-based hedge fund firm Tamalpais Asset Management has beefed up its investment team with two new hires.
Susan Kobayashi will be joining the $175 million distressed debt hedge fund firm as a managing director and will work on TAM’s current convertible product and be responsible for the development of new strategies. Kobayashi brings to TAM nearly 24 years of investment experience. She was most recently the lead portfolio manager for the Mellon Capital Management Credit Market Neutral Fund and director of the credit team at the $184 billion firm.
Rob Elia is also joining the firm after spending four years at Mellon Capital Management. At TAM, Elia will be a managing director in charge of constructing and implementing a quantitative approach to the firm’s existing qualitative portfolio construction, as well as the development of new quantitative strategies. Prior to joining MCM, Rob spent 10 years creating trading models at Descartes Capital, Symphony Asset Management, and UBS.