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2017 Blog Recap

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Below, we have highlighted our top 3 most popular blog posts from 2017. Enjoy!


- The R Squared Team

Meet the Team | Richard Pell: Co-Founder

Richard_Pell_RSQ.pngAt R Squared Capital Management, our asset management firm specializes in international equity. Our team is brimming with top talent with years of investment experience that traces back to 1995 and their tenure at Julius Baer Investment Management and Artio Global.

In an effort to help our investors get to know who’s working tirelessly on their behalf, we have created a “Meet the Team” blog series, where you’ll learn about one unique team member per post. 

This week, we’re shining a spotlight on RSQ Co-Founder, Richard Pell

Dos Equis beer may have missed the mark when they didn’t hire Richard Pell for their commercials because he is the embodiment of “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” Though he’s currently our fearless leader at R Squared Capital Management, he’s had many lives before this.

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Meet the Team | Junichi Nonami: Senior Partner & CIO

Junichi Nonami RSQThis week, we’re shining a spotlight on RSQ's CIO and Senior Partner, Junichi Nonami. Be sure to read the fun facts section on Junichi to find out why he slept in a tent for 2 months! 

Junichi, whose nickname is Jay, graduated with a Bachelor of Law from Japan’s Osaka University. At one point, he wanted to be a lawyer, but when he began to learn about finance, he thought the market looked much more exciting so he joined Nomura Securities as a Financial Consultant. Jay was awarded a scholarship from Nomura to the MIT Sloan School of Management where he received an MBA in Finance in 2001. While at MIT, he organized a student trip to Japan; he brought 40 students to the country as a cultural learning experience.

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Watch out, Reebok: Nike wants a piece of the Crossfit Sportswear Market too
(and why you should care...)


As we enter the season of the New Year’s resolution, perhaps a CrossFit workout made your 2017 goals. If so, you have WODs and burpees on your mind. Here at R Squared Capital Management (former team at Julius Baer / Artio Global), our international equity team has CrossFit on our minds as well – for different reasons. There is no doubt a tailwind around CrossFit, but which sportswear companies will benefit? We share our market insights below.

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Posted by Richard Pell on Jan 2, 2018 4:21:34 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Richard Pell


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