Mariana Investment Partners brings together a highly experienced executive team with a long track record of alternative investing. Our team has decades of experience managing long-only and absolute return investment portfolios and has a long track record of evidence-based and opportunistic investing. The partners also represent significant investors in our investment strategies and funds.

Daniel Hawkins – Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel attained a first class Masters Degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Durham, is a CFA Charterholder and also holds the Certificate of Quantitative Finance Designation. Daniel started his career in fund management, specialising in Equity Derivatives at F&C Asset Management (where he worked with Stephen Dolbear and Sebastien Krol). He then joined the sell-side to head up the Derivative Strategy unit for two major investment banks. In 2009 Daniel co-founded Mariana Capital Markets, a diversified independent financial services firm. Having successfully set up and run this business for several years, Daniel co-founded Mariana Investment Partners and focuses on developing the business and managing quantitative investment portfolios.

Alexandre Capez – Portfolio Manager

Alexandre Capez is a Portfolio Manager at Mariana Investment Partners focusing on Equity Derivatives Systematic Trading joining recently from Alpha BGC, where he was in charge of Quantitative Research in the Equity Derivatives space.
Prior to that role, he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse heading the Quantitative Risk Strategies team. He has worked at top tier investment banks for over 15 years including Nomura International, Lehman Brothers and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
Mr. Capez holds a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from Essec in France and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Stochastic Calculation from Paris VI University.