Cable Car Capital LLC Profile Picture Investment Adviser

Cable Car Capital LLC

Cable Car Capital LLC

  • EducationColumbia University
  • QualificationsBA, MA, CFA
  • Founded2013

Hedged Value

Cable Car Capital invests globally in public companies. The firm screens public companies using an intensive, fundamental research process that seeks to identify mispriced securities using a value-oriented approach with a multi-year time horizon. Cable Car Capital capitalizes opportunistically on shorter-term or special situation (e.g. spinoffs, reorganizations, merger arbitrage) opportunities while maintaining a concentrated core portfolio of contrarian/out-of-favor but high-quality longs and over-hyped or mismanaged single-name shorts.
For non-U.S. public companies, Cable Car utilizes American Depository Receipts which are called ADRs. These are receipts of shares of foreign companies that trade on the U.S. stock market exchanges.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • 1.3%
    30 day
  • 2.3%
    90 day
  • 38.8%
    365 day
    August 22, 2013
Monthly vs S&P500
Cable Car Capital LLC - Hedged Value Monthly vs S&P500
37.1% 12 months
  • $30,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee


  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Technology
  • Industrial
  • Financial
  • Consumer, Cyclical

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. In choppy markets short positions add flexibility

    8 September 2015

    Short positions provide portfolio benefits in down markets.

  2. Why the bears are circling 1 September 2015
  3. In praise of soft activism 23 July 2015
  4. Banks and healthcare lead earnings pack 14 July 2015
  5. Retrophin’s record asset sales enhance outlook 9 June 2015

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)


Covestor inception August 22, 2013

as of October 05, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days 1.3% 3.6%
Past 90 days 2.3% -4.0%
Past 365 days 38.8% 3.1%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 24.8% 11.2%
2015 (YTD) 28.4% -2.0%
2014 3.9% 13.7%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of October 05, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 12.3% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -3.6% -10.0%
Volatility 13.1% 15.4%
Sharpe Ratio 2.95 0.20
Sortino Ratio 6.13 0.28
Maximum Drawdown -5.2% -12.0%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.0% -3.6%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 2.26
Alpha 32.1%
Beta 0.34
R-Squared 0.16
  • $30,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 9.4
Executed Symbol Security Type Price
10/02/15 TANH Tantech Holdings Ltd Buy to cover $10.50
10/01/15 TANH Tantech Holdings Ltd Sell short $14.01
09/29/15 RTRX Retrophin Inc Buy $18.46
09/28/15 RTRX Retrophin Inc Buy $19.26
09/28/15 RTRX Retrophin Inc Buy $20.67
09/28/15 EXAS Exact Sciences Corp Buy to cover $18.95
09/23/15 GNL Global Net Lease Inc Sell $9.03
09/23/15 ADT ADT Corp/The Buy $30.27

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the asset-weighted average returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
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  9. Not all transactions listed will appear in your account due to Covestor's trading rules and individual client constraints. Eligibility of these securities is monitored periodically, and may change over time. Actual client investment holdings may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.