Minister Gligor Tashkovich
Director, International Relations, Oil, Hedge Funds (NYC)
Minister Tashkovich completed a two year mandate as the Minister for Foreign Investment in the Republic of Macedonia. The Government of which he was a part was elected on a strong anti-corruption and pro-business background in July 2006. Minister Tashkovich traveled to forty countries around the world convincing international firms to consider basing their European manufacturing, assembly and back office operations in the Republic of Macedonia. He succeeded in attracting nearly one billion Euros of new foreign direct investment as a result of his efforts.
Currently at LDJ Capital, Minister Tashkovich has managed to get retained by Platinum Partners to manage non- USA capital introductions for them. He serves as a founding Trustee of the American Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria; an Advisory Board member of investment bank MC Capital in Sydney, Australia; a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and of its International Council; a founding member of the U.S.-Macedonian Business Council; Secretary/Treasurer of the New York Business Schools Club (a club of alumni business school clubs) and a member of the Advisory Council of the United Macedonian Diaspora. Before those appointments, he completed a term on the University Council of the American University in Bulgaria and as a volunteer adjunct program manager of The Sunshine Lady Foundation run by the older sister of Warren Buffett.
Previously, Mr. Tashkovich was the Executive Vice President for Government & Media Relations for AMBO LLC (the Albanian-Macedonian-Bulgarian Oil Corporation) on the $1.5 billion Trans-Balkan Oil Pipeline project, which will connect the Black Sea with the Adriatic Sea and cross the Republics of Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Albania. In this capacity, he met regularly with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and their Ministers, Ambassadors, and Advisers, has negotiated agreements between and among the three countries, marketed the project concept to oil companies, financiers, governments, international financial institutions, and the media; and maintained an oil & gas-related time-sensitive news distribution service covering ten countries in the former Soviet Union, Turkey, and the Balkans. He began working for AMBO LLC in mid-1994.
Additionally, between 2001 and 2006, Mr. Tashkovich served as a research consultant to First Data Corporation in the area of money laundering and terrorism finance; to the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in the area of improving Ph.D. admissions recruitment plans for underrepresented minority and international students; to Coyle Hospitality Group as a quality assurance inspector of hotels, bars, and restaurants; and to Z-Card North America and ED.SEILER Pianofortefabrik GmbH & Co., KG of Kitzingen, Germany on business development activities.
In 2004, Mr. Tashkovich was named a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Foundation’s Leadership Program. Mr. Tashkovich is an official international elections observer for the OSCE/ODIHR on secondment from the U.S. State Department. He has completed five missions so far: Armenia Presidential Elections (both rounds, February 2003); Kazakhstan Parliamentary Elections (September 2004); Azerbaijan Presidential Elections (October 2008); and the General Elections of Bosnia-Hercegovina (October 2010).
Managing Director (Chicago, New York)
Bill Marcus has been involved in the management of several companies in various capacities. From February 2016 to present, he is the senior managing director of HedgeCoVest LLC.He also served as senior managing director of Asset Alliance Corporation (AAC) and Hedge Harbor Incorporated. He also served as senior managing director of Crowd Alliance, an interactive marketplace for investors and entrepreneurs. Before AAC, he had senior management roles at industry-leading institutional brokers.He helped Newedge Group to be the largest institutional futures and options broker globally. At Newedge he is the authority in business development and coordination between and among global offices, staff and the various parent groups within Credit Agricole and SocGen banks. Prior to Newedge, Marcus worked as top global executive and sales management at leading firms Carr Futures, Calyon Financial, Bear Stearns, Sakura Dellsher Inc, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, and Discount Corporation of New York Futures. He has ongoing access to management of the world’s largest hedge funds, money managers, institutional investors, asset allocators, and wealth management firms. He has spent the past 6 years in investing and advising many early-stage entrepreneurial companies in the fields of entertainment, media streaming, technology, promotion, advertising, consumer good, law enforcement, cybersecurity, health, fitness and defense. He specializes in managing complex institutional relationships and people; venture capital and fund raising; building staff, products as well as early, and late stage growing companies; and, relationship, sales management and business development. Marcus obtained two Bachelor of Science degrees, in Schools of Management (LLP) and Visual & Performing Arts (SPC) as well as Law & Public Policy and Speech rom the Syracuse University in 1982. He also completed the first year program of his MBA from the Harvard Business School. His interests include climate, energy, and water conservation; motion picture as well as live and recorded music industry and related projects/raising capital; as well as consulting and trading.
Director, Fashion & Hedge Funds (New York, Copenhagen)
Director, Venture Capital, Wealth Management, Alternative Investments (NYC)
Michael Felman is a global financial advisory with LDJ Capital and business expert with 10 years of fund advisory clients with over two dozen funds under his umbrella. Mr. Felman represents institutional investors such as family offices, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds and a select group of high net worth individuals and continuously sources deals for them and pins down the right companies both private and public, both domestic and international that may have the best fit for the funds that are our clients.
Mr. Felman has the knowledge and expertise to properly source, structure and evaluate investment opportunities for LDJ Capital’s fund and fund-of-fund clients. We offer 60 years of legal and financial experience that they have come to trust.
However, Mr. Felman did not forget his roots. For over 20 years, Michael Felman was a practicing Attorney helping individuals and small businesses with their legal needs. Today, Michael Felman has been a trusted financial advisor to entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations in navigating the sometimes difficult world of the capital markets. We have raised over $300 million dollars for these fund clients. Whether practicing law or finance, Mr. Felman’s and LDJ Capital’s motto has always been “The Client Comes First.”
Michael Felman is President and CEO of MSF Capital Advisors, a global financial advisory firm. His firm represents institutional investors such as family offices, venture capital, private equity, fund of funds, hedge funds and a select group of high net worth individuals. With over 60 years of legal and financial experience, the principals of MSF Capital Advisors have the knowledge and expertise to properly source, structure and evaluate investment opportunities for its clients. For over 20 years, Michael Felman was a practicing Attorney helping individuals and small businesses with their legal needs. Today, Michael Felman has been a trusted financial advisor to investors helping them navigate the sometimes difficult world of the capital markets. On behalf of his clients, he has conducted extensive due diligence on new hedge fund managers using a top down approach. Our clients are looking to capture Alpha while minimizing Beta. The organizational structure as well as the trading strategy of the Hedge Fund is carefully analyzed to first determine the level of transparency within the organization and then to determine the true risk adjusted return.