Sub-Advisor for the Yorktown Small Cap Fund as of October 16, 2017.
Michael established Sapphire Star Capital in early 2015 with the mandate of providing an array of systematic equity solutions to investors seeking better-than-benchmark returns with lower-than-benchmark volatility. Sapphire Star Capital is an SEC registered boutique asset manager with over $122 million in AUM. The investment team brings over 20 years of quantitative equity research and portfolio management experience ranging across various investment styles and market capitalization sizes.
Before founding Sapphire Star Capital, Michael served as a Quantitative Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager for Navellier & Associates from 1995-2004 and served as the Senior Portfolio Manager from 2004-2014, managing over $1 billion in assets.
Michael received a B.S. in Finance in 1997 and a Master of Science in Economics with a specialization in Finance in 2005, both from the University of Nevada.