Vaquero Global Investment LP

REGION: Global

Investment Management

Vaquero Global Investment is a San Antonio-based investment manager focused on emerging markets with a special emphasis on corporate credit, the largest and fastest growing segment of the emerging market investment universe. Vaquero manages various strategies including hedged, high-yielding and long-only products. Predicated on many years of investing in emerging markets, Vaquero believes that the corporate credit market offers the best risk/reward ratio among the various segments of the EM asset class. Furthermore, the asset class offers high quality companies with attractive credit metrics that are often low-cost producers and have distinct competitive advantages versus their global competition.  We believe the transition of the EM fixed income asset class from sovereign to corporate dominated plays to Vaquero's strengths as one of the few investors in EM able to leverage strong corporate credit credentials to capitalize upon this long-term trend. 

Firm Goals for 2014: 

  • Raise assets in hedged, long-only and private lending strategies
  • Become thought leaders in the asset class
  • Launch long-only fund
  • Launch Mexican mezzanine fund


Title: Principal, CEO, CIO

Wilbur L. Matthews II

Principal, CEO, CIO

Wilbur Matthews is Vaquero’s CEO and CIO with responsibilities for Portfolio Management, Trading and Research and Analysis. Mr. Matthews founded Vaquero in 2007, launched their first managed account in that year, launched the Vaquero EM Credit Fund in May 2008 and launched the first of several long-only accounts in 2011.

Prior to launching Vaquero, Mr. Matthews was a Portfolio Manager with AIG, where he built one of the largest EM credit efforts in the market, generating consistently strong returns with below market volatility. With AIG, Mr. Matthews was able to structure numerous innovative, first-of-their kind financings and build a network of strong relationships. In 2006, The Asset ranked Mr. Matthews the #2 “Most Astute US-based Investor” in Asian credit markets. Prior to AIG, Mr. Matthews was part of Chase’s Institutional Investor #1 ranked EM Research Team where he was Sr. Economist for several Latin countries and a utility player in support of the Asian, European and America’s Economics and Strategy teams. Mr. Matthews was individually ranked #1 for Peru coverage in 1999/2000 by Latin Finance. Prior to working in research, Mr. Matthews was a banker with Chemical/Chase, originating transactions for emerging market issuers.

Mr. Matthews has 20+ years of experience in finance and emerging markets, spanning multiple asset classes and has seen the market from various perspectives: as a portfolio manager, trader, sovereign analyst, corporate analyst and investment banker.

Mr. Matthews is fluent in Spanish, enjoys traveling for business and pleasure and is most proud of his passport stamps from Zambia and Paraguay. Mr. Matthews enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his children’s softball and baseball teams and is on the Board of the San Antonio Zoo, Alamo Heights School Foundation and The University of Texas Health Science Center. In his spare time, Mr. Matthews enjoys hunting, training his black Labrador Dutch and barbecuing.

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300 Convent Street, Suite 2370 San Antonio, TX 78205
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