Vipin Nambiar – Managing Partner, HN Capital Partners
Vipin Nambiar is the Managing Partner of HN Capital, responsible for its strategy and execution. He has over 15 years of investing experience, investing over 2 billion in a variety of equity and credit instruments, as well as public and private real estate. Prior to HN Capital Partners, Mr. Nambiar was a Managing Director at Hunt Investment Group (the investing arm of the Hunt organization), focused on the direct investing component of the group’s portfolio. Mr. Nambiar led Hunt’s investments in India starting in 2012. Prior to Hunt Investments, Mr. Nambiar was a Vice President at Hunt Realty Investments Inc., where he was responsible for Hunt’s credit investments in real estate and also served as the Portfolio Manager for Presidio Investments. Prior to that, he was responsible for developing investment strategies, sourcing new operating partners and overseeing several of the firm’s operating company investments focused on industrial, multifamily, and hospitality investments. Mr. Nambiar earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, and an integrated Masters in Urban Planning & Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he attended on a fellowship award.
New Orleans Redevelopment Fund
Michael Niemtzow (Mike “Nimzo”) is Co-Founder and Managing Member of New Orleans Redevelopment Fund (NORF). A serial entrepreneur, Mike is constantly looking for ways to reinvent and bring a new perspective to the things we do and see in our everyday lives. This focus and passion has led to his success with companies across real estate, fashion, and healthcare. Born to a Parisian mother and having spent much of his childhood between France and the U.S., Mike gained an early appreciation for beauty and architecture. As an adult, Mike harnessed his desire to help the community and love of old buildings to take on the challenge of blight in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund is one of Louisiana’s leading private developers revitalizing blighted neighborhoods while specializing in the adaptive re-use of historic buildings and urban infill. Founded in 2013, NORF has redeveloped more than 200,000 SQFT of blighted property, reflecting $37 million of investment into New Orleans, and bringing back 200 residential units into commerce.
Originally from Maryland, Mike attended Tulane University and graduated cum laude. After four years serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy with two deployments to the Middle East, he attended NYU’s Stern School of Business and earned an MBA. After 7 years working on Wall Street as an investment banker, he is now an investor in and operator of NORF and other exciting companies.
Chapoquoit Dynamic Portfolios
Richard Oberuc, Chapoquoit Dynamic Portfolios (Separately Managed Accounts)
Richard Oberuc is responsible for the development of the investment techniques employed by Chapoquoit Dynamic Portfolios. These techniques employ macroeconomic and market factors to control allocation changes to a portfolio of ETFs using a rigorous quantitative approach. The objective of this procedure is to alter asset allocations in such a way that portfolio losses are as low as possible while seeking to achieve an acceptable return, a true downside risk approach.
Richard spent the last 30 years developing investment models and asset allocation software for the financial community. As president and owner of Burlington Hall Asset Management, Inc., a software development company, he designed and oversaw the development and sales of two software packages, The LaPorte Asset Allocation System and the DynaPorte Dynamic Asset Allocation System. These packages are used by investment professions to create optimized portfolios of mutual funds, hedge funds, ETFs and commodity trading advisors. In other endeavors, he has operated as a Commodity Trading Advisor at Burlington Hall Asset Management, a Commodity Research Director for M&M/Mars and an Operations Research Director for Uncle Ben’s Rice. He also worked at NASA in Houston developing flight simulators for McDonnell Douglas and TRW Systems.
Richard holds an MS in Operations Research from the University of Houston and a BS in Physics from Loyola University in Chicago. From 1995-2007, he was Chairman of the Foundation of Managed Derivatives Research, a charitable foundation that gives grants to financial academics to do research on managed derivatives products such as hedge funds.