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Problem Solved Podcast: Fortunes & Foresight with MAC Alpha’s Mark Cooper

How do I make good investment decisions? What research questions do I need to ask? And how do top investment managers generate superior risk adjusted returns?

Join me as I interview Mac Alpha Capital Management’s Mark Cooper in this latest episode of The Problem Solved Podcast. Mark co-founded MAC Alpha Capital Management in 2020 and serves as its Chief Investment Officer. 

Listen now and to learn from Mark about:

  • How to differentiate a great investment from a good investment
  • How to apply an in-depth, fundamental research driven approach to investment selection
  • How to check and challenge common biases in investment selection
  • How to build decision-making skills to be a good investor

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About Mark:

Prior to founding the MAC Alpha Capital Management, from 2014 to 2019, Mr. Cooper was the Co-Portfolio Manager of First Eagle Investment Management’s International Small Cap Value strategy. Prior to First Eagle Investment Management, Mr. Cooper was a global generalist Portfolio Manager and Analyst at PIMCO from 2010 to 2014, where he managed a diversified quantitative U.S. equity fund and concentrated separate account. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Cooper was a Portfolio Manager at Omega Advisors, where he also served as a Partner beginning in 2006. At Omega Advisors, Mr. Cooper focused on global industrials, capital goods and commodities/energy sectors. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Cooper was an Analyst at Pequot Capital Management. Prior to his time at Pequot Capital, from 1992 to 2000, Mr. Cooper was a Portfolio Manager in the fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange asset classes of JP Morgan, where he co-managed a $50 billion notional value portfolio investing in both European and exotic options. He also managed a $10 billion portfolio focused in long-dated gold and silver. Mr. Cooper earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. Mr. Cooper continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, where he has taught Applied Value Investing and lectured on Value Investing for the Heilbrunn Center for Value Investing since 2004. Former US Army officer. Former Vice Chairman of Harlem success academy HSA #2 (a charter school) Co-Author of Value Investing (Second Edition): From Graham to Buffett and Beyond

About MAC Alpha

MAC Alpha Capital Management, LP is a minority, woman, and veteran-owned institutional investment manager. Their investment style utilizes a value-driven approach focused on competitive advantage, culture, and management incentives and employs a proprietary and rigorous fundamental research process developed by the CIO. Since 2020, MAC Alpha has managed two different investment strategies focused on the global small cap space: International “long only” and Global “long short.”

MAC Alpha Capital’s strategies have exhibited significant Alpha net of fees while also demonstrating consistently high Sharpe ratios and low Beta to the markets (please note, past performance is not indicative of any future results or the likely future performance of either strategy).

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