Aequitas Capital Hires Three Executives

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Aequitas Capital Management, an investment management firm that creates niche market opportunities, announces the appointment of three vice presidents at its Lake Oswego headquarters to support its growth.

Olaf Janke was appointed as Vice President of Finance where he will be responsible for capital markets activities as well as treasury and cash management. Janke brings more than 20 years of financial experience, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer of Fairway America LLC. He has held financial leadership positions with JP Morgan Cazenove and Commerzbank in Germany, along with GE Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and Deutsche Bank. Janke received a Bachelor's degree from the Center of Advanced Studies of Banking & Insurance in Germany and a Master's from INSEAD Business School in France.

Michael Chong was named Vice President of Fund Development and Strategy where he will lead investment product design and structuring. Chong relocated from San Francisco where he directed global fixed income business operations and strategy for BlackRock. He has a Master's in Finance from Golden Gate University and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Hawaii.

Peter Salts was appointed Vice President of Fund Administration where he will enhance the firm's fund operations capabilities. Salts previously managed accounting and operations for hedge fund administrator GlobeOp Financial Services in Hartford, Conn. Salts held similar positions with three mutual fund companies and worked as a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs. He has an MBA from Pace University.

About Aequitas Capital
Aequitas Capital is an investment management firm that leverages technology, a lending subsidiary, and an elite partner network to create innovative investment opportunities with a focus on undervalued niche strategies and capital protection. The company was founded in 1993 and operates from the Portland, Ore. suburb of Lake Oswego, with offices in San Diego, San Francisco and New York City. More information is available at

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