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Mark Abeshouse

Mark Abeshouse

Mark Abeshouse is an Affiliate Expert at Bates Group and the General Partner of the Augustus International Master Fund LP. His primary responsibilities are to manage the Fund’s day-to-day activities that involve capital allocation and portfolio risk management, operations and administration, marketing and client servicing, and the sourcing of potential prop traders throughout the world. From 2015 through 2019, Mark was also the President of Horton Point LLC, a fintech investment platform focused on alternative investments (hedge funds).

Mark 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 serves multiple functions as a small “family office” and allocates its proprietary assets as well as client assets in areas of “alternative investments” such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and natural resources. Mark has a diverse background on both the buy and sell sides of Wall Street as a trader and portfolio manager for major institutions. He has been 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. Those experiences included time spent on the floors of various exchanges.

Mark is currently a strategic advisor and equity owner of Global Index Group, a firm specializing in an 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. He is also the Managing Member of E-Plutus DigiArb Technology LLC, a global, e-commerce execution and consulting firm utilizing digital, financial technology (AI, blockchain, data analytics, etc.), and intraday trading of media. In addition, he is a strategic alliance affiliate of the new family office division of First Wall Street Capital.

Prior to founding Augustus Capital LLC in 1997, Mark was a founding principal and Managing Director of the Aries Fund, a healthcare 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 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.  Mark 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, New York.

Mark is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:

Credentials

EXPERIENCE

Augustus Advisors LLC, CEO/Managing Member, New Rochelle, NY, 1997 – Present


First Wall Street Capital, Strategic Alliance Partner, New York, NY, 2021 – Present


E-Plutus DigiArb Technologies LLC, Managing Member, New York, NY and Miami, FL, 2020 – Present


Global Index Group, Partner, Seattle, WA, Charlotte, NC and New York, NY, 2019 – Present


Horton Point LLC, President, New York, NY, 2015 – 2019


Aries Fund (Paramount Capital), Managing Director and Partner, New York, NY, 1993 – 1997


Lazard Freres Asset Management, Senior Vice President, New York, NY, 1989 – 1992


Morgan Stanley & Co., Vice President, New York, NY, 1986 – 1989


Salomon Brothers, Vice President, New York, NY, 1980 – 1985

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Finance, University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL, magna cum laude; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society


Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Economics/Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, magna cum laude; Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION/LICENSING

Series 3 – Commodity Futures
Series 24 – General Securities Principal
Series 5 – Interest Rate Options
Series 63 – State “Blue Sky”
Series 7 – General Securities Representative
Series 65 – Registered Investment Advisor
Series 15 – Foreign Currency Options
Series 79 – Investment Banking

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