Pulse Capital Partners is an employee-owned and managed partnership consisting of highly experienced industry professionals. Pulse has global marketing, investment, risk management, operational and administrative teams all of which serve the needs of the firm's fund manager and investor clients.

Jean-Claude Issa El-Khoury
Managing Partner & Head of Business Development

Jean-Claude Issa El-Khoury is a Managing Partner and the Head of the Business Development team. He splits his time between New York, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Pulse in 2009, Jean-Claude was a Managing Director and Head of Global Markets for the Middle East, North Africa and Greece at J.P. Morgan in London.

Previously, he spent 11 years at Societe Generale, where he was responsible for marketing the firm's products to the Middle East, North Africa and Greece. Jean-Claude also served as Deputy Head of European Derivatives Marketing to financial institutions. He holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Ecole Superieure d'Ingenieurs de Beyrouth (E.S.I.B) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Group HEC, Paris.



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Managing Partners

Pulse Capital Partners was founded by industry veterans; Ibrahim Gharghour, Gary S. Long and Jean-Claude Issa El-Khoury. The firm's Managing Partners have a long history of working together in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East in leadership roles with Investcorp and J.P. Morgan. The Managing Partners have built Pulse Capital Partners into a firm with a deep footprint in the Gulf and a highly dedicated team of experienced industry professionals.

Investment Team

The Pulse investment team has deep expertise in hedge fund investments and customizing portfolios for institutional investors. The team has invested over $25 billion in hedge funds since 1996 via co-mingled, proprietary and customized managed accounts. A robust due diligence process, application of dynamic asset allocation methodologies and commitment to risk management have resulted in the delivery of attractive risk adjusted returns for investors across multiple investment cycles.

Operations, Compliance & Administration

Pulse works in tandem with our partners and service providers to ensure that operational best practices are employed and that our compliance regime, managed by our General Counsel, is in conformity with industry regulations and best practices.

Business Development Team

The founding partners have lived and worked in the Gulf, where they have built a large business from the ground up. The Pulse founders have developed deep relationships with institutions based in the Gulf and maintain a regular footprint in the region. The Business Development team at Pulse has combined experience of more than 25 years selling and servicing alternative investment products for institutional clients. The team is organized along both geographic and channel lines and has proven experience in raising initial and acceleration capital for emerging and smaller managers across a broad spectrum of investment styles and strategies.