LONDON, August 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM) has today announced a significant addition to their global trading operation. Fund Manager and Ex Goldman Sachs and Brevan Howard trader Tristan Edwards, will join the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management as a Senior Trading Mentor in Australia and New Zealand.
Tristan has over 15 years' experience as a Professional Trader. After graduating with a degree in Commerce from the University of Tasmania in 1996, Tristan joined the Commonwealth Department of Finance as part of their 1997 graduate program working on the Australian Commonwealth National Budget. He soon moved to the private sector and started his career in trading with Goldman Sachs in Melbourne as an Institutional Equities Trader before moving to Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) as an Equity Analyst and Equity Trader.
After five years at Goldman, Tristan moved to London to work for the Global Macro Hedge Fund Brevan Howard, running their Trading Desk. In this position Tristan was trading all markets and all listed products across all time zones. His focus for this period was largely FOREX and Bonds, as part of a wider remit which included trading everything from soft commodity futures to mortgage backed securities.
During his time at Brevan Howard, Assets Under Management (AUM) grew from $2Bln to an astonishing $25Bln. Now with $40bln AUM Brevan is one of the world's largest Hedge Funds. After three years at Brevan, Tristan joined the Hedge Fund Trafalgar Capital as their Asian Portfolio Manager, and was responsible for their $100m Asian Long/Short portfolio spending his last year with Trafalgar in Hong Kong.
After four successful years at Trafalgar Capital, and posting consecutive double digit returns during the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-2009 (a feat achieved by less than 1% of global managers at the time), Tristan raised $100mln from external investors to set up Mosaic Asset Management, his own fund out of Singapore. Mosaic was one of the largest Hedge Fund start up raises of the year in Singapore in 2012. Now in retirement, Tristan works part time consulting for Australian and Asian based Hedge Funds from Sydney where he now resides with his family.
Today, Tristan joins the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management as a Senior Trading Mentor. Tristan's role at the Institute will involve mentoring Institute Traders on the official Institute Mentoring Programme. Tristan will be helping mostly Australian and New Zealand-based Institute Traders to realise their objectives in becoming consistently profitable long-term and to help build their track records. He will also be helping to manage the Institute's global portfolio in allocating capital to profitable students/traders.
Commenting on today's announcement, Anton Kreil, Managing Partner of the Institute, made the following statement: "The smart money in Australia and New Zealand have now realised the difference between getting a trading education from charlatans that pretend to be traders and getting it from the Institute. Having Tristan join the Institute as a Senior Trading Mentor will result in a massive basis change in the quality of education provided to Retail Traders in the region and is a huge coup for our current students. His track record as a Professional Trader and Hedge Fund PM is exemplary. Tristan Edwards is the real deal and Retail Traders simply can't plug into his level of experience anywhere else. Charlatan educators in Australia and New Zealand that call themselves traders are about to get buried."
The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management continues to build its global franchise, educating Retail Traders into consistent profitability via online education and personally-tailored Mentoring Programmes.
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