Kawa Capital is an independent asset management firm with an opportunistic, diligent, and creative approach to investing. The firm deploys capital with a focus on long-term growth and capital preservation for its clients. Founded in 2007, the firm is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
At Kawa, we proactively seek out new investment opportunities, staying creative and flexible as we find transactions and trades that meet our investors' objectives. We are highly selective, declining to participate in most of the opportunities we look at. Our investment team meets frequently to strategize and our team is continuously in touch with our partners who may have access to the types of opportunities we are seeking.
Once an opportunity is identified, Kawa performs an in-depth analysis to determine the risk-reward potential of the transaction or trade. We analyze the intrinsic value of the potential investment, not the market’s perception of value, and keep long-term growth and capital preservation as a priority.
When we determine an opportunity has risk-reward potential that we believe is superior to other products on the market, preferably with limited correlation to our existing portfolio, we make a decision to invest. We negotiate terms to try to minimize downside and maximize upside potential for our investors. For more liquid investments, our portfolio managers determine the concentration in, and allocation to, our vehicles and strategies dependent on investment objective. For a private “club” investment, typically our own firm capital is committed before any offer is made to our investors.
The work for the investment team does not stop once the investment is made. For all of our active investments, both more liquid securities and illiquid special purpose transactions, Kawa continually monitors the performance, emerging events, risks, and circumstances related to any position or asset. We stay active in our investments until the day we exit the trade or deal.
When we believe our investments have reached their profit target or conditions change so that the fundamental risk-reward analysis performed at inception has been altered, Kawa efficiently exits, striving to maximize the appropriate risk-weighted return for our investors. We are never afraid to take losses, if necessary, or to restructure a transaction in order to improve our risk profile. We generally will exit before an investment becomes “trendy,” seeking to lead and not to follow.