Portland's Aequitas Appoints 3 VPs

Dec 12 2011 | 1:28pm ET

Portland, Ore.-based Aequitas Capital Management, an investment management firm that creates niche market opportunities, has appointed three vice presidents.

Olaf Janke, Michael Chong and Peter Salts will join the firm’s Lake Oswego headquarters to support its growth.

Janke, who becomes vice president of finance, comes to Aequitas from Fairway America, where he served as CFO. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry, having previously worked at JP Morgan Cazenove and Commerzbank in Germany, along with GE Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank. In his new role, he will be responsible for capital markets activities as well as treasury and cash management.

Chong, named vice president of fund development and strategy, will lead investment product design and structuring. He comes to Aequitas from San Francisco where he directed global fixed income business operations and strategy for BlackRock. 

Salts, who was appointed vice president of fund administration, comes to Aequitas from hedge fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services, where he managed accounting and operations. Salts held similar positions with three mutual fund companies and worked as a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs. In his new role, he will enhance the firm’s fund operations capabilities. 

Aequitas Capital, founded in 1993, is an investment management firm that leverages technology, a lending subsidiary, and a partner network to create innovative investment opportunities with a focus on undervalued niche strategies and capital protection. 

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