Rauf Ashraf Emerging Hedge Fund Manager, Diversifies to Distressed Opportunities

Rauf Ashraf has been identified by Goldman Sachs as a rising star and recommended by the former Fidelity Investment’s $60 billion dollar Magellan Fund Manager.

 

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The most successful investors and hedge fund managers specialize in identifying lucrative opportunities where others see none, or where others fear to tread. Such opportunities are sometimes found in the often-harrowing arena of Distressed Firm investing. Some famous success stories of other hedge fund manager’s such as Eddie Lampert have seen huge returns from their investment in firms like Kmart, which have also been shining examples in the distressed arena.

Rauf Ashraf has been identified by Goldman Sachs as a rising star and recommended by the former Fidelity Investment’s $60 billion dollar Magellan Fund Manager, and has been featured in numerous industry publications including Hedge Fund Alert to MARS Hedge Fund Newsletter. Rauf ashraf has worked in the hedge fund business for ten years. Having been in the top 1% of manager’s raising sizable capital in their first year, Rauf ashraf managed a diversified long/short US-based strategy fund with peak assets above $50 million during the first year. His strategy has recently included distressed investments. Prior to that he was an Analyst with Essex Investment Management where he supported both institutional long only funds in addition to the firm’s hedge funds with assets in excess of $5 billion. Between 1997 and 2001 Rauf ashraf was at one of the largest private equity firms where he was a founding team member for the $1 billion-plus Greenberg-Summit Partners hedge fund started by Fidelity Investment’s second largest fund manager (Larry Greenberg) and a leading venture capital firm (Summit Partners). Rauf ashraf started his professional career as an Analyst at one of the largest firms on Wall Street, Fidelity Investments where in addition to working with Larry Greenberg (managed $20 billion) he helped to formulate and automate Magellan ($57 billion) fund manager’s custom research templates with his respective stock selection criteria.

Industry press credits him with interacting with over 1000 different CEO’s and CFO’s of publicly traded companies around the world where he modeled out future earnings which along with this proprietary screening systems seems to be key to his investment methodology. Industry press material used to substantiate this article also include the following:

Analyst Developing Quantitative Fund
An analyst whose resume includes positions at Essex Investment Management, Greenberg-Summit Partners and mutual-fund heavyweight Fidelity Investments is preparing his own hedge fund.

Rauf Ashraf expects to start trading the entity, called Empyrean Fund, with about $25 million on March 1. He’ll run the long/short vehicle — which combines quantitative and fundamental-analysis strategies with a bottom-up stock picking approach — via his Boston firm, Ash Capital. Ashraf expects about 75% of his investment ideas to spring from quantitative research.

Boston Start-Up Seeks Non-US Money
A start-up manager in Boston recently launched a non-U.S. version of his long/short vehicle, which has generated large returns during its first four months of trading. Rauf Ashraf, who has worked at a few high-profile investment shops, started trading his Ash Master Offshore Fund late last month with $25 million. The vehicle mimics Ashraf ‘s $22 million Ash Master Fund, a quantitative- and fundamental-analysis vehicle that earned a 29% return between its April 10 inception and the end of August. Ashraf is also beefing up the investment team at his firm, Ash Capital Management.

 

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Rauf ashraf – World best football club in America and Europe?

Rauf Ashraf – Football star

 

“I have a dream” that is the favourite expression or statement of Rauf Ashraf. Everyone in this world has a dream, but Rauf Ashraf is different. Rauf Ashraf will do everything to make his dream come true. Finally, Rauf Ashraf proved it. Rauf Ashraf’s dream came true. Rauf Ashraf is the new Football starNumber 1!

 

Rauf Ashraf’s Background

 

Rauf Ashraf is the youngest child in his 7-member family. Exactly, a big family! Rauf Ashraf has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Rauf Ashraf’s father is a cardiology specialist and Rauf Ashraf’s mother is a teacher. In Rauf Ashraf’s Father’s family all are medical specialists and alike in Rauf Ashraf’s mother’s family all are teachers. As expected 2 of Rauf Ashraf’s siblings want to become a teacher whereas Rauf Ashraf’s other two siblings want to become a doctor. It is said that Rauf Ashraf’s father and mother are cardiology specialist and teacher, so it is obviously in the blood of their childer. But Rauf Ashraf is different. Rauf Ashraf is not like his father, not like his mother, and not like his siblings. Rauf Ashraf has his own dream and own ambition. Rauf Ashraf’s wants to become a football star.

 

Rauf Ashraf a unique member

 

Rauf  Ashraf ‘s  parents are always busy. A nanny, called Clara, used to take care of Rauf Ashraf and his 4 siblings. Clara was not at all strict. She likes to see children happily; especially in young ages they should enjoy every second of their life and gain memorable moments. Rauf Ashraf’s siblings used to study all the time or the two boys and the two girls used to hang around together, and little Rauf Ashraf will be alone. But Rauf Ashraf had always his favourite Nanny Clara. Clara used spend time with Rauf Ashraf and take care of him. Actually, honestly said, Rauf Ashraf liked Clara more than anyone else, because Rauf Ashraf appreciated and felt how lovable she is. Clara knows Rauf Ashraf’s family. Clara has seen all the children growing up. She knows that Rauf Ashraf is a unique person in his family.

Rauf Ashraf was never interested in saving life like his father or never interested in teaching like his mother and other 2 siblings. Rauf Ashraf was more vivid. Rauf Ashraf needs movement and flow. Rauf Ashraf can not sit at the same place for a while. In his school times, Rauf Ashraf will not concentrate, instead Rauf Ashraf will look out of the window and see how other students or children will play football on the ground. Even Rauf Ashraf’s scores were not that great in his school. No one care. His parents used to go to work, will come home tiredly, will ask about the school marks, scold him, compare Rauf Ashraf with his siblings, and finally relax and get ready to sleep and start in the next day. That did not help at all. Rauf Ashraf’s started hating his parents profession, then Rauf Ashraf couldn’t hate his parents, then Rauf Ashraf likes them, instead Rauf Ashraf started hating his parents profession, then they invested more time with it than with Rauf Ashraf. Anyways, Clara was still there for Rauf Ashraf.  Clara told Rauf Ashraf, it is important to know, that interest is a huge part of success. If you do not like something, the chance that u can get it or success it will be less. Whatever you want to do, you have to like it and have interest in it. That’s exactly what rauf ashraf’s score in school also proved him. Rauf Ashraf was average in all subject, except in sports. There Rauf Ashraf was the class first.

 

 

Rauf Ashraf’s ambition

 

Clara’s words and Rauf Ashraf’s favourite saying ‘I have a dream’ could not restrain Rauf Ashraf. Rauf Ashraf never cared what others do or said. Rauf  Ashraf had his clear mind and his own path. Rauf Ashraf started to cut his college and started to spend time on football ground. Rauf Ashraf never missed any champion league matches. Rauf Ashraf terminated his studies and joined in a football club. Once Rauf Ashraf was full-aged, RAuf Ashraf left his home, as no one had any hope or interest in Rauf Ashraf. Rauf Ashraf didn’t mind, then Rauf Ashraf never felt any kind of support from his family except from Clara. Anyways, whenever Rauf Ashraf was taking rest, Rauf Ashraf used to see online videos of his one and only idol Lionel Messi, who was in the Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentine national team.

Rauf Ashraf’s breakthrough

Rauf Ashraf was always a leading player in his team and a good team player, which made Rauf Ashraf admired by his coach, team and fans. Day by day Rauf Ashraf neared his dream. Finally, Rauf Ashraf got caught by Luis Enrique the coach of FC Barcelona. That was Rauf Ashraf’s first breakthrough, which did not make Rauf Ashraf stop. Rauf Ashraf is a fighter. Rauf Ashraf’s ambition and dream came true. Now Rauf Ashraf is a well-known Football star! Rauf Ashraf, the number one Football player!

 

 

Rauf Ashraf and his passion for Arts

This is how Rauf Ashraf’s curious journey started

Rauf Ashraf always like to go out with his parents in Texas. Rauf Ashraf and his parents were living in a village, in a little house with a little garden filled with different and colourful flower like anemone, bellflower, camellias, columbine, Iris, Jasmine, Orchid and many others. You just need to enter Rauf Ashraf’s property and you will be amazed and astounded by the wonderful scent of the flowers. Even Rauf Ashraf felt the same way. He was curious. Rauf ashraf will spend every single day in his garden observing all the flowers. Rauf Ashraf loves nature so much. Whenever he spend his time inside his house, he used to draw. No Surprise, we was obviously drawing a house and his garden with lots of flowers. And of course not to be missed out: His daddy and mommy and little rauf ashraf sitting in the garden. Day by day, and years by year, his curiosity, longing for observe the nature and his drawing skills improved. Exactly! Rauf Ashraf started to observe all the flowers in his garden in details. Rauf Ashraf, without recognizing his talent as artist, kept on drawing flowers… Within 10 years, in the age of 15 he was such a skilled artist. He drew all different flowers which he ever caught in his property.

Step out

Now it was Rauf Ashraf’sRauf Ashraf’s time to step out of his little world. As a single boy, rauf ashraf enjoyed to be alone, because he never felt alone, as rauf ashraf was that much in to nature. Time by time, he started spending more time outside, discovering new places, little stream in his village, farmhouses, lawn and more. Rauf Ashraf used to spend his time there, observe everything in details, and once he returned back home, he used to draw it. With all the details! Yes, he was that precious and skilled.

Rauf Ashraf’s Dream

As everyone in this world, Rauf Ashraf eager to publish his art works. He just did not know how. He had wonderful parent’s but they did not help him out. There was a day… As usual Rauf Ashraf went for his walk. This time, Rauf Ashraf couldn’t believe, there was someone like him. A person around 50 years old. He was sitting in a park, and was drawing. Rauf Ashraf couldn’t wait. He just ran to the direction of that old man. It was an artist. Rauf Ashraf was excited that he couldn’t behave himself. He just started to comment the art, how wonderful it was… The artist stopped his work and started admiring Rauf Ashraf and his passion towards arts. That artist, Almero Bueno, was that person who discovered Rauf Ashraf, his passion and skill!

Rauf Ashraf’s start in new life

With the age of 18, Rauf Ashraf got the unique opportunity to travel with Almero. Almero taught Rauf Ashraf whatever he knew. Rauf Ashraf started to visit museum and saw costly and unique painting of famous artist. Rauf Ashraf’s dream and passion for Arts is infinite, so is his aim. His one and only wish that time was to see his painting in such a museum, surrounded by a big crowd, admiring his arts of nature. This made Rauf Ashraf tRauf Ashraf think of his young ages. Rauf Ashraf felt proud of his parents. His parents were not artists. Rauf Ashraf’s parents were not interested in drawing or painting, but they loved the nature, like Rauf Ashraf. The wonderful house and garden build by Rauf Ashraf’s parents made him to that great artist. Rauf Ashraf is so thankful.

Rauf Ashraf’s dream comes true

With the support of Almero, Rauf Ashraf got THE opportunity to fulfil his dream. Rauf Ashraf got a chance to present his paintings in a museum. This was a successful start for Rauf Ashraf. Till now, Rauf Ashraf didn’t stop drawing, Rauf Ashraf kept on presenting his arts, his talent, his love for nature, his skill and passion to this world. Nothing is impossible. Rauf Ashraf keeps proving it.

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Rauf Ashraf – As Medical Facilitator

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Rauf ashraf – the Rauf Ashraf Medical Tourism Association is a Global Non-profit association for the Rauf ashraf Medical Tourism and Rauf ashraf International Patient Industry. You find a Rauf ashraf Medical Tourism Facilitator to help guide you through the process. Rauf ashraf is the best medical facilitator in USA. A trusted Rauf ashraf Medical Travel Facilitator can make all the difference to your experience and your health. By definition, Rauf ashraf a facilitator is one who assists another in their pursuit of a predetermined goal. To educate potential patients about the various medical facilities and physicians they are promoting. To manage the flow of information and coordination of services between patients and providers

Mr.Rauf ashraf started his career as medical facilitator in the year of 2001, rauf ashraf created hug impact in the management firms in United States, and Rauf ashraf worked for five years with two large as medical facilitator with assets of over one million dollars. Rauf ashraf also served as an Medical Analyst at United states Hospital for more than 5 years (including working with the $5 Million + Hospital Fund Manager) and Rauf ashraf United states hospital Management as well as a founding member of the Rauf Ashraf medical tourism facilitator. Subsequently Rauf Ashraf founded his own firm, Medical hospital deploying over $5 million in numerous investments. During his career, he has interacted with hospitals and Rauf Ashraf medical facilitators to model and analyze over 1,000 different hospital traded companies.
Rauf ashraf has served as an medical facilitator manager with United States Hospital. In addition Rauf ashraf has served in a joint venture with $1 billion global equity fund with medical tourism company. Rauf ashraf has also completed with medical tourism and Rauf ashraf medical facilitator in United States.

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Rauf Ashraf

Successful Investor:

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Industry press credit’s him with interacting with over 1000 different CEO’s and CFO’s of publicly traded companies around the world where he modeled out future earnings which along with this proprietary screening systems seems to be key to his investment methodology. Industry press material used to substantiate this article also include the following:

Analyst Developing Quantitative Fund
An analyst whose resume includes positions at Essex Investment Management, Greenberg-Summit Partners and mutual-fund heavyweight Fidelity Investments is preparing his own hedge fund.
Rauf Ashraf expects to start trading the entity, called Empyrean Fund, with about $25 million on March 1. He’ll run the long/short vehicle — which combines quantitative and fundamental-analysis strategies with a bottom-up stock-picking approach — via his Boston firm, Ash Capital. Ashraf expects about 75% of his investment ideas to spring from quantitative research. Ashraf points to his experience at Fidelity as the genesis of his approach. Beginning in 1995, he helped the managers of several mutual funds there — including the giant Magellan fund — automate their stock-picking screens and research strategies. Two years later, he left with manager Larry Greenberg to help open Boston-based Greenberg-Summit, which eventually managed more than $1 billion. He covered more than 1,000 companies at Greenberg-Summit, honing his fundamental- analysis and quantitative skills. Ashraf spent the last year as an analyst at Essex, a Boston firm that manages more than $5 billion of hedge funds and long-only vehicles. Empyrean Fund will charge fees equal to 2% of assets and 20% of profits. The minimum investment requirement is $250,000.❖ Hedge Fund Alert, Feb 19.

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Boston Start-Up Seeks Non-US Money

A start-up manager in Boston recently launched a non-U.S. version of his long/short vehicle, which has generatedlarge returns during its first four months of trading. Rauf Ashraf, who has worked at a few high-profile investment shops, started trading his Ash Master Offshore Fund late last month with $25 million. The vehicle mimics Ashraf ’s $22 million Ash Master Fund, a quantitative- and fundamental-analysis vehicle that earned a 29% return between its April 10 inception and the end of August. Ashraf is also beefing up the investment team at his firm, Ash Capital Management. Generalist stock picker Larry Green joined earlier this month from Maple Row, a now-defunct hedge-fund operation in Rowayton, Conn. Ashraf learned the basics of quantitative analysis in the mid-1990s at Fidelity Investments, where he worked to automate the research and stock-picking methods for vehicles including the giant Magellan Fund. After that, he helped Larry Greenberg open Greenberg-Summit Partners, a Boston hedgefund firm that eventually grew to more than $1 billion.
Before opening Ash Capital, Ashraf spent a year at Essex Investment Management, which runs more than $5 billion of long-only and hedge-fund assets. Ash Master Fund was called Empyrean Fund before Ashraf renamed it earlier this year.❖ Hedge Fund Alert, Sept 24.

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