You’ve probably heard of most of today’s best mutual fund managers: Will Danoff, the manager of Fidelity Contrafund, Dan Fuss of Loomis Sayles Bond, David Herro, the manager of Oakmark International. The problem is, so has everyone else. Who are today’s up-and-coming star managers, and how did they get there?
One of the keys in looking for strong, young talent lies in those who are able to distinguish themselves–those who don’t just follow the market tides. With the current pandemic, even many established financial firms and fund managers have been demolished, not to mention young up-and-comers who were just beginning their careers. But Adam Ibrahim showcased his unique talent and profound understanding of fundamental long term investing and effective risk management with his 365 Fund which reported a maximum loss of only 2.6%, despite having significant exposures to the US and Global Equities.
Carrying a diversified portfolio of domestic and global assets such as Short Duration Treasuries, US Equities, and High-Yield Corporate Debt, the fund employs risk management strategies that utilize low and no-cost derivative structures that generate outsized value in extreme events. Due to this unique structuring, 365 is able to track gains in most asset markets while mitigating losses in events of extreme economic shocks and disasters. The result is an institutional product that captures market appreciation with less volatility while preserving liquidity for institutions and high net worth individuals during critical periods, such as the current COVID-19 chaos. Similarly to famed Hedgefund Manager Bill Ackman, 365’s hedges were able to almost completely offset the mark-to-market losses on core assets through the rapid pullback across nearly all asset classes trading.
Ibrahim is certainly an up-and-comer in the asset management world and his story is almost as interesting as his investment strategies. Born in Great Neck, New York, on September 23, 1992, Adam grew up in a lower middle class home with his mother, a single teacher in the New York City school system, and his younger sister. Even at a young age, Adam saw the power of investment and worked hard to learn the skills and meet the people necessary to enter the world of finance. After working on Wall Street as an institutional sales intern in highschool, Adam studied economics at Binghamton University while working for a small business law firm as a paralegal and building a property management company on the side. Adam wasn’t satisfied with just learning–he wanted to do.
After graduating, Ibrahim purchased, developed and managed over 50 properties across New York on behalf of himself and a handful of institutional and high net worth clients. His full service New York real estate firm brings institutional and accredited investors transparent and secure exposure to high-yield multifamily real estate assets in secondary and tertiary markets throughout the Northeast.
Though busy running his various asset management projects, Ibrahim hasn’t lost his focus on the community. As a Board Director of the greater Miami-Miami Beach Police Foundation and the Leatherstocking Cooperative Insurance Company, he’s focused on creating a tighter community and helping people learn financial literacy so they can take control of their lives.
As one of the most interesting young asset managers, Adam Ibrahim is turning heads and gaining traction as more and more clients benefit from his unique understanding of asset and risk management.