Institutional Investing Across Asset Classes
The journey begins at Cambridge Associates
As a leader in the Capital Markets Group at Cambridge Associates, world's largest institutional investment consulting firm, Mr. Mack acquired multi-asset class portfolio experience, and the skillset to deliver the highest level of client service to the world's most sophisticated capital allocators.
Emerging Markets and Latin America
A career of international finance at Moody's
From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Mack worked in both New York and Mexico City for the world's largest rating agency, Moody's Investor Service.
Covering a portfolio of energy, infrastructure, and basic materials companies across the Americas, Mr. Mack assessed more than $20 billion of corporate debt transactions for institutional investors.
First manager joins the team
Partnership with Wangchuk Capital
Mr. Mack formed a partnership with Thinley Wangchuk of Wangchuk Capital, LLC. This led to the formation of the Ashton Global International Small-Cap strategy which has delivered strong risk-adjusted returns since its inception.
Long-Term Partnerships Built on Trust
New York Based Hedge Fund Believes in the Mission
After an introduction from business school alumni Harry Markopolos, a New York-based hedge fund provided a capital injection valued at $5.2 million to support a five-year growth plan.
Core Assets Provide Liquidity for Growth
Launch of the Litigation Finance Fund
In October 2017, the Ashton Global Litigation Finance Fund was launched to capitalize on niche opportunities in the litigation finance industry. Recoveries are hard to model which can provide for returns as high as 10x.
With more than 15 portfolio investments, the strategy provides diversified and uncorrelated returns for investors. Litigation finance investments have no correlation with other asset classes.
Latin America Provides Platform for Growth
Ashton Global opened its first international office in 2018 in Mexico City. As a launch pad for growth in Latin America, Ashton Global seeks to bring our emerging manager solutions to the large private wealth management sector in the region.
What our clients are saying
Leonard Morgan, Engineer, Virginia Beach, VA
With Ashton Global I have experienced an investment service which is personable, professional, honest, and very educational. Along with advising on investment strategies which have yielded increased growth within my portfolios, Ashton Global also took the time to ensure I better understood the markets and trends associated with my investments.
Damon Brown, Attorney, Baltimore, MD
Have known the principal of Ashton Global for over 20 years and have worked with Ashton Global on understanding and choosing the right investments. They are knowledgeable, always prepared for our discussions and ready to answer any questions I have. Great to work with.
Ethics, Experience, and Integrity
Kijana A. Mack, Founder and Senior Managing Director
Kijana Mack is responsible for capital introductions and manager selection at Ashton Global. Prior to forming Ashton Global, Kijana was a Director at an emerging markets hedge fund based in New York.
Prior to the hedge fund, Kijana was in the Corporate Finance Group at Moody’s covering energy and infrastructure companies in the US and Latin America. He also spent six years in the Capital Markets Group at Cambridge Associates with a focus on private equity and natural resources.
Kijana holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Morgan State University and an MBA from Loyola University. He is fluent in Spanish and serves on the Board of Directors of Mexico Energy Partners and Energy Holdings International LLC.