Kirk Kazazian founded Kazazian Asset Management, LLC in 2005 to enable him to invest outside money alongside his own funds in a single pooled investment vehicle. Kirk has 20 years’ experience investing in global equity markets, having started his finance career as a proprietary trader with Heartland Securities in 1996 and then subsequently as portfolio manager of Kazazian Capital Fund, LP and Kazazian Capital Offshore Fund, Ltd. Kirk specializes in combining fundamental research with tactical trading to identify situations where there are disconnects between investor perception and value. Kirk graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received an MBA in Finance with honors from Columbia Business School in 2005. Kirk is a CFA charterholder.
George Nanidzhanyan comes to Kazazian Asset Management from Constellation Capital Management, a New York based hedge fund, where he was the Head Trader and a member of the investment committee. During his nearly 13-year tenure at Constellation, George focused on opportunistic investments across various markets, including distressed and high-yield credit in both developed and emerging markets, as well as equities and private investments. Prior to joining Constellation, George worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Marlin & Associates, within the TMT space. Prior to Marlin, George was a CDS and Bond Analyst at IHS Markit. George has a BA in Economics from New York University.
Andrea Messina comes to Kazazian Asset Management from Weeden Prime Services LLC, a technology focused prime brokerage business to institutional hedge funds. Andrea worked at Weeden for almost 13 years, where she co-managed the prime brokerage client service team. Prior to Weeden, she worked at Goldman Sachs in the Global Securities Division. Andrea graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Accounting and a Minor in Finance and Italian.