Mark Abeshouse is the General Partner of the Augustus International Master Fund LP. His primary responsibilities are to manage the Fund’s day-to-day activities involving capital allocation and portfolio risk management, operations and administration, marketing and client servicing, and the sourcing of potential prop traders anywhere in the world. Mr. Abeshouse is the Chairman and Managing Member of Augustus Advisors LLC, which is the successor firm to Augustus Capital LLC (formerly a FINRA broker-dealer). Augustus Advisors serve multiple functions as a small “ family office,” where it allocates its proprietary assets and those of its clients for whom it advises on global asset allocation, in various areas of “alternative investments” such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, natural resources, etc. Augustus Advisors LLC is the General Partner to the management company entities of the Augustus Fund and is a (pending) registered investment advisor.
From 2015 through 2019, Mark was also the President of Horton Point LLC, a fintech investment platform focused on alternative investments (hedge funds). Currently, Mark is a strategic advisor and consultant to Global Index Group, a firm specializing in a very innovative tradeable product in global real estate, in which the investor can, for the first time, manage real estate exposure risk and make money when the real estate cycle turns down. Lastly, he is a strategic alliance consultant of the new family office division of First Wall Street Capital.
He has a diverse background on both the buy and sell sides of Wall Street as a trader and portfolio manager for major institutions. In the first half of his career to date, he was a U.S. government bond trader at Salomon Brothers, a trading desk manager (specializing in derivatives of all asset classes) at Morgan Stanley, and a discretionary global portfolio manager at Lazard Freres Asset Management. These experiences included time spent on the floors of various exchanges. Prior to founding Augustus Capital LLC in 1997, Mr. Abeshouse was a founding principal and Managing Director of the Aries Fund, a health care and biotech hedge fund, where he was responsible for risk management, business development, and marketing. He has had the following effective U.S. Securities Registrations: Series 3 (Commodity Features); Series 5 (Interest Rate Options); Series 7 (General Securities Representative); Series 15 (Foreign Currency Options); Series 24 (General Securities Principal); Series 63 (State Blue Sky); Series 65 (Registered Investment Advisor); and Series 79 (Investment Banking).
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics with a major in Finance (1978) and Magna Cum Laude from the Graduate Business School of the University of Chicago with an MBA with a major in Finance (1980). He is a member of the Pi Gamma Mu and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. He is actively involved in a variety of community and charitable organizations. He is married to a corporate litigation attorney, has two children, and is loyal to miniature dachshunds. He remains a sports enthusiast and card player. He resides in Westchester County, NY.