Michael J. Borgen
Chief Investment Officer
Michael founded Sapphire Star Capital in 2015 with the objective of providing a selective array of equity solutions to investors seeking a top-tier portfolio manager with a proven and extensive track-record of delivering better than benchmark returns at lower than benchmark volatility. As Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer, Michael leads and directs the firm’s trading, investment research, and portfolio management activities across all equity strategies, which span the market capitalization spectrum.
Meghan N. Chicoine
Chief Operating Officer
Meghan Chicoine serves as Sapphire Star Capital’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, vigilantly overseeing the firm’s operational, financial, regulatory and investor relations activities.
Prior to joining Sapphire Star Capital, Meghan held the position of Managing Director at Precedent Consulting where she enhanced the firm’s consulting capabilities in the following key areas: operational due diligence, investment operations, and alternative investments. Before Precedent Consulting, Meghan worked for over a decade at Freestone Capital Management, a Seattle based wealth management firm with over $2 billion in AUM at the time of her departure. At Freestone, Meghan served as Managing Director and oversaw the firm’s investment operations, operational due diligence, fund structuring, and investor relations. Additionally, Meghan was responsible for overseeing the firm’s emerging manager platform, which entailed including operational and investment due diligence, manager selection, and capital allocations.
Ivan C. Inchauste
Ivan Inchauste joined Sapphire Star Capital in 2016. In his current role as a Research Analyst, Ivan diligently assists portfolio management with investment selection, implementation, risk mitigation, trading and portfolio analysis, and investor communication.
Prior to joining Sapphire Star Capital, Ivan worked at Russell Investments for two years, culminating his experience with the firm as a Derivatives Analyst on the trading floor. As a Derivatives Analyst, Ivan supported equity and fixed income derivative trading and portfolio management by managing and coordinating the operational aspects of implementing institutional investment mandates.
What works on Wall Street still works. In early 2015, we established Sapphire Star Capital with one goal in mind, higher than average returns with lower than average risk. We believe markets deliver value over the long-term and established Sapphire to actively capture alpha over time. We’ve implemented a proprietary two-tiered process beginning with a traditional quantitative screen followed by our human touch – the Alpha Element.
The Alpha Element
"Offers a different approach that seeks to deliver alpha with high degrees of confidence in our ability to replicate the process."
Our Investment Approach
Our strategy is based around a two-tier process: a historically quantitative screen, and the Alpha Element – an active process of portfolio construction. We seek undervalued, quality businesses with momentum and sustainable growth based on key business metrics. We’re old school quant, we don’t use AI or machine learning. Instead we screen for quality and we know what we’re buying. That’s where the Alpha Element comes in. Our Alpha Element offers a different approach that seeks to deliver alpha with high degrees of confidence in our ability to replicate the process.
Sapphire Star Capital
5400 Carillon Point, Building 5000
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (425) 576-4083
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