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.

Kimia Setoodeh
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Kimia Setoodeh is a Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Pulse Capital Partners. Prior to joining Pulse, Kimia was a Managing Director for Tower Research Capital in New York City where she worked on legal and operational aspects of the business. Before Tower, Kimia co-founded a proprietary trading and technology firm located in New York City and spent several years working in Beverly Hills and New York for EWT / Madison Tyler (now known as Virtu Financial) as an officer and overseas director, primarily working in the legal and business development teams. Kimia has a JD from the UCLA School of Law, where she was a Symposium Editor of the Law Review, and a BA in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.