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Our Team

Anacapa Advisors was founded in 2016 and manages two funds. Anacapa Alpha launched on 4/17/2018.  Anacapa Quantum launched on 1/1/2020.

Diverse team of professionals with proven experience in investment management, trading, options, and risk management.

Phil Pecsok
Founder & CIO

Phil Pecsok is the founder and chief investment officer of Anacapa Advisors, a market-directional investment firm with two core funds (Anacapa Alpha and Anacapa Quantum). The firm was launched in 2018, and since then, both funds have remained in the top 1% of hedge fund performance on Bloomberg. The fund has a leading-edge, low-fee structure.


Phil is a seasoned investment professional with over 25 years of experience. He has a demonstrated track record of superior trading skills, is highly experienced in market dynamics, market sentiment, and technical analysis. He has been in the hedge fund industry since 2011, and previously, was President of STALA (Security Traders Association of Los Angeles – 2000). He was a top producer for Crowell Weedon and was the youngest partner in the firm’s 80-year history.


He is a graduate of The University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sam Rosenberg
Head of Business Development

Prior to joining us, Sam Rosenberg served as the Managing Partner at Lutetia Capital—a distinguished Paris-based Hedge Fund and Investment Advisor founded in 2009. During his tenure, Sam spearheaded vital aspects of the business, concentrating on fostering customer connections and driving growth across the Americas.

Drawing from a distinguished career spanning over 23 years in the capital markets, Sam's journey included pivotal roles at Société Générale and Natixis. His contributions were diverse and impactful, encompassing leadership in areas such as financial engineering, equity derivatives sales, US sales at Lyxor, and heading Cross Asset Solutions for the Americas.

Sam's academic foundation is equally impressive, having earned a DEA in Probability and Finance from la Sorbonne University in Paris. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa-Cruz.

Mark Wayner
Senior Trader

Mr. Wayner has over 25 years of derivatives trading experience working at Bank of America, BNP-Paribas, Citadel as well as other funds he helped grow. He started his career with Chicago Research and Trading (CRT), a boutique derivatives firm in Chicago, as a back-office analyst and worked his way into senior level trading and management roles as his career progressed. He has extensive experience trading derivatives in both the US and Asian on equity index, interest-rate and commodity products. His understanding of market-making, short-dated volatility trading and risk analysis will be beneficial to the Anacapa Advisor's strategies as we look to grow our funds.


Mr. Wayner holds a BS degree in Economics and a MBA degree both from Illinois State University. 

Ryan Pecsok
Sales Associate

Ryan Pecsok has spent 4 years as an intern for Anacapa Advisors (2018-2022). He graduated from UCSB with a degree in Economics and Accounting. He played Division 1 volleyball at UC Santa Barbara and won the golden eagle award in 2020. Co-founded Lades Volleyball Club in 2017.

Nam Kim

Being educated around the world and speaking multiple languages. Ms. Kim holds a BFA degree from Pratt Institute. She joined Anacapa Advisors in 2022.

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