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Hedge Fund - Akanthos Capital

Michael Kao Bio, Returns, AUM, Net Worth

Michael Kao is founder and CEO of Akanthos Capital Management. After completing his undergraduate studies in engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, Kao went on to Wharton School to obtain his M.B.A. He was a commodity derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs from 1992 to 1995 and a portfolio manager at Canyon Capital Advisors from 1997 to 2002. Michael Kao founded Akanthos in 2002 and continues to manage the fund. Akanthos Capital Management focuses its long/short value strategy on factors that affect volatility, equity, and credit structures to determine investment quality and opportunity. The fund is especially keen on convertible arbitrage, capital-structure arbitrage, and event-driven strategies.

Michael Kao
Fund Profile
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Fund Name: Akanthos Capital
Manager Michael Kao
Portfolio Value $122,254,000
Change This QTR +1.07%
Fund Holdings Sector Distribution
Top 13F Holdings
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No. Security Ticker Shares Value (x$1000) Activity % Port
1. SPY 200,000 $58,144 NEW 47.55%
2. FANG 100,000 $13,519 NEW 11.05%
3. NFLX 30,000 $11,224 9.18%
4. FB 50,000 $8,223 NEW 6.72%
5. CLR 100,000 $6,828 +100% 5.58%
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