Former Sailfish, Touradji and Cantor execs launch Panda Global

Fri Apr 9, 2010



Hans Haywood is joined by former Touradji marketing chief Mark Landis and Cantor Fitzgerald structured finance executive Jason Rok. Though fond of pandas, the macro firm is bearish on China.


Hans Haywood, a former emerging markets manager at defunct Sailfish Capital Partners, has launched an emerging markets macro fund at Panda Global Advisors, a firm he recently founded with former colleagues from Credit Suisse. The Panda Global Master Fund launched April 1 with $20 million and expects to raise an additional $50 million by June, with a target of $100 million by yearend.

Haywood and partners Mark Landis and Jason Rok met at Credit Suisse, where they all worked between 1997 and 2004. Before Panda, Haywood managed a $460 million emerging markets strategy at Sailfish Capital Partners. Landis was the head of marketing at Touradji Capital Management, where he helped grow the commodity shop from $2.5 billion to $3.4 billion. Rok co-managed the structured finance and repo book for Cantor Fitzgerald until 2007. Haywood serves as chief investment officer, Landis as head of business development, and Rok as chief operating...

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