Voss Capital Hires TRS Vet Hook

Feb 10 2014 | 8:23am ET

Houston-based Voss Capital (formerly Southpaw Capital), a long/short equity shop, has hired Jon Hook, veteran of the $120 billion Teacher Retirement System of Texas, as a portfolio manager.

Hook spent the past five years at TRS with the internal public markets group, a $20 billion global portfolio. He was a sector manager for the North American software and services and European technology portfolios, and during this time also worked at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in New York and San Franciso in their long/short equity and liquid credit hedge funds as part of a company exchange.

The Voss Value Fund is a long/short equity strategy focused on domestic small and micro cap. It posted a net return of 36% in 2013.

Voss Capital was founded by Travis Cocke, previously a portfolio manager at Farney Management and before that an investment analyst at Ascendant Advisors.

Voss has $17.2 million in assets under management.


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