O’Brien Investment Group Launches New Global Macro Fund

Jun 15 2017 | 9:54pm ET

O’Brien Investment Group (OBIG) has launched a new discretionary global macro hedge fund that will be managed by chief investment officer and former Goldman Sachs executive Monica Fuentes. 

The new fund, named OBIG Discretionary Global Macro Fund, will be open to public participation starting July 1, the company said, and available to accredited institutional investors and large family offices. The strategy is fundamentally based and will focus on event-driven, thematic and relative value trades.

The fund will offer a founders share class for the first $100 million of assets under management and is available with a $250,000 minimum investment. A futures-only version of the strategy was launched last month, the company added, and is available exclusively in a managed futures separately managed account with minimums of $2 million. 

“A year and half ago, Monica joined the firm to build out our global macro trading team and operations,” explained John O’Brien, OBIG’s CEO, in a statement. “During that time, she has been managing proprietary capital in preparation of the launch. We are thrilled to have someone with Monica’s character and pedigree at the helm of our global macro group.” 

Fuentes spent eight years in New York and London on Goldman Sachs’s global macro trading desk and its global markets strategy team. She also worked as a portfolio manager in London on Comac Capital’s $6 billion global macro fund. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

With roots dating back to 1914 and the formation of R.J. O’Brien & Associates, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and the last surviving founding member of the CME, O’Brien Investment Group was founded by the O’Brien family of Chicago. The company has offices in New York and suburban Chicago.

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