KIRKLAND, Wash.--()--Taiyo Pacific Partners announced that Daniel Ludwig, CFA and Jeffrey Cagnina, CFA have joined the firm as Managing Directors responsible for marketing and client servicing.
“We are excited to have such seasoned veterans as Dan and Jeff join our staff. Both bring years of institutional experience to help us grow our business and continue to be leaders in Asian investing.”
Mr. Ludwig has over eighteen years of experience in the investment industry with both start-ups and industry leaders. He started his investment career at C.S. First Boston followed by institutional marketing positions at Fidelity Investments in Denver, CO, Pacific Investment Management Company in Atlanta, GA and Metropolitan West Asset Management also in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Ludwig then assumed leadership positions with Geode Capital Management, a Fidelity spinout with $90B in assets under management, and Mountain Pacific Group, a start-up specializing in emerging market equities and commodities, both in Boston, MA.
Mr. Cagnina joins Taiyo with twenty-five years of investment management experience with long-only and hedge fund-of-funds managers. He began his investment career at Lehman Brothers. Following Lehman Brothers, Mr. Cagnina held senior institutional marketing positions with Independence Investment Associates and Putnam Investments, both in Boston, MA. Mr. Cagnina moved on to become Managing Director and Head of US Institutional Sales at Optima Fund Management in New York City and then President of Hunt Financial Ventures in Dallas, TX.
Brian Heywood, CEO of Taiyo Pacific Partners, said, “We are excited to have such seasoned veterans as Dan and Jeff join our staff. Both bring years of institutional experience to help us grow our business and continue to be leaders in Asian investing.”
Taiyo Pacific Partners, located in Kirkland, Washington, was founded in 2003 by Asia-focused professionals dedicated to friendly shareholder activism in Japan and other Asian countries. The firm currently manages $1.8 billion in assets across three Japan-focused funds. All strategies employ a friendly activist approach. Investors include US, Japanese and European pension plans and endowments and other institutional investors.