Abacus Capital has a seasoned team that possesses hands-on expertise in the Asian financial markets. In particular, the Abacus Capital team is comprised of a number of financial professionals with extensive experience in the origination, distribution, trading and management of debt and equity securities, as well as in structuring and execution of corporate finance transactions.
Hogi is a founder of Abacus Capital and is responsible for overseeing all investment and advisory activities. He was formerly a Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company in Singapore where he established and managed its corporate finance, risk management and investment management businesses for Southeast Asia. While in Singapore, Hogi conceived and ran the Bankers Trust Regional Currency Funds and Global Guaranteed Funds. Prior to his move to Singapore, he was based in Bankers Trust Company's Hong Kong office where he established its Capital Markets Division for Southeast Asia. Hogi joined Bankers Trust, New York in 1987 where he began his career in the sales and trading of capital markets products. In 1989, he moved to London to develop Banker's Trust's equity derivatives business. Hogi has been a member of the Investment Panel of The Enterprise Challenge, a venture fund backed by the Singapore Prime Minster's Office; a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore Civil Service College; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore National Library Board.
Hogi graduated Magna cum laude from Yale University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies. He studied at the Beijing Foreign Languages Institute and Fudan University in Shanghai, and holds the Grand Diplôme from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. In addition, he holds the Diplôme Universitaire d'Aptitude à la Dégustation des vins from the University of Bordeaux.