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Phaeacian Partners

Phaeacian Partners was founded by Pierre O. Py and Greg Herr in partnership with Polar Capital. Prior to establishing Phaeacian Partners in 2020, Pierre and Greg worked together at First Pacific Advisors (FPA) where they assembled the team. They are both owners and managing partners of the firm. Together, they share a common vision of investing as well as business management. The team manage a range of world equity funds, that they have managed for a number of years, which are registered for sale in the US.

Total AUM (as at 30.04.2021)

2020

Established

93

Combined years of experience

6

Team members

Pierre Py

Pierre Py

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Greg Herr

Greg Herr

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Jason Dempsey

Jason Dempsey

Analyst
John Madden

John Madden

Analyst
John Harris

John Harris

Analyst
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Samer Jada

Research Associate

Pierre Py

Pierre co-founded the Firm in 2020 and acts as Managing Partner, CIO and portfolio manager. Prior to Phaeacian Partners, Pierre was Managing Director at First Pacific Advisors (FPA). He served as portfolio manager of the FPA International Value Fund (now the Phaeacian Accent International Value Fund) since its inception in 2011, the FPA International Value Equity Fund (now the Phaeacian International Value Fund) since its inception in 2018, and the FPA Paramount Fund (now the Phaeacian Global Value Fund). Prior to FPA, Pierre was a Senior International Investment Analyst for Harris Associates. Pierre started his investment career as an Analyst in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. Pierre earned a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master of Laws from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, and a “Grande Ecole” Master from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). He is also a former student of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP Paris or Sciences Po Paris).

  • MBA, Harvard Business SchoolMaster of Laws, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas“Grande Ecole” Master, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)
  • 22 years

Greg Herr

Greg co-founded the Firm and acts as Managing Partner and portfolio manager. Prior to Phaeacian Partners, Greg was Managing Director at First Pacific Advisors (FPA). He served as portfolio manager of the FPA Paramount Fund (now the Phaeacian Global Value Fund). Prior to FPA, Greg was a Senior Research Analyst at Vontobel Asset Management. He previously worked at Sanford Bernstein and Bankers Trust Company. Greg earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Colgate University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

  • Bachelor of Art History, Colgate University
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 26 years

Jason Dempsey

Jason has been with the Firm since its launch in 2020. Prior to Phaeacian Partners, he served as an analyst for the same team at First Pacific Advisors (FPA), which he joined in 2013. Prior to FPA, Jason was Research Analyst at Artisan Partners and was Analyst at Deccan Value Advisors LP.  Previously to Deccan, he taught at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.  Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric at University of California, Berkeley and a Doctorate in Rhetoric and French language from Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

  • Doctorate in Rhetoric and French language, Université de Paris IV-SorbonneBachelor of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 16 years

John Madden

John has been with the Firm since its launch in 2020. Prior to Phaeacian Partners, he served as an analyst for the same team at First Pacific Advisors (FPA), which he joined in 2016. Prior to joining FPA, John was Research Analyst at NWQ Investment Management and was a Junior Equity Analyst at Tradewinds Global Investors. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Notre Dame
  • 10 years

John Harris

John has been with the Firm since its launch in 2020. Prior to Phaeacian Partners, he served as an analyst for the same team at First Pacific Advisors (FPA), which he joined in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, John was a Research Associate at global value manager Brandes Investment Partners. He previously worked at Nuveen Investments, and also has experience in investment banking and institutional investment consulting. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with High Honors and Distinction in the Major. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

  • Bachelor of Business Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 9 years

Samer Jada

Sam joined Phaeacian Partners as a Research Associate in February 2021. Prior to this, he held the same role at global value manager Harris Associates, having previously worked on the sell-side and in leveraged finance with William Blair and Fitch Ratings respectively. Sam has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from DePaul University in Honors Finance and in Accounting. He holds the CFA Charter.

  • 9 years

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