Cabrera Capital strives to build long-term relationships by successfully managing our client's financial needs and providing excellent service.
Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC -- founded in 2001 -- provides investment banking and full-service institutional brokerage services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes financial institutions, unions, governments, corporations, hedge funds, and foundations and endowments.
At the core of the Cabrera businesses is our commitment to our clients. We have a highly qualified team of experienced professionals who are well versed in using the firm's resources to manage significant transactions through our growing franchise. The areas of our business are: public finance; municipal bond sales and trading; debt and equity capital markets; domestic equity sales, trading and execution; international equity sales, trading and execution; preferred stock sales and trading; taxable fixed income sales and trading; directed brokerage; and global investment banking.
Cabrera Capital Partners, LLC -- formed in 2007 -- provides investment management and investment advisory services under the Cabrera Capital brand and is affiliated with Cabrera Capital Markets. The firmís home office is in Chicago with access to relationships in major financial markets across the country. Cabrera Capital Partners provides financial services worldwide to various private sector and public sector institutions of all types and sizes.
In 2012, Cabrera Capital Partners integrated an existing cohesive team of real estate investment professionals with a long and successful track record of investing in various types of real estate on behalf of institutional clients. Services include acquisition, asset management, and sale of commercial real estate through multiple investment vehicles including commingled funds, separate accounts, asset management takeover (transitioning existing client assets), and other advisory services.
Cabrera Capital Partners applies a disciplined approach to risk management, adhering to its fundamental philosophy to limit risk for our clients. Solid research is an integral component of the foundation of Cabreraís risk management standards. With the help of our detailed research, we are able to apply our fundamental philosophy to limit risk while focusing on preservation of capital, producing stabilized cash flow, and achieving appreciation, endeavoring to deliver above market returns to investors.
Martin serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is the Founder of Cabrera Capital Partners. He holds a Series 66-Uniform Combined State Law Investment Advisor license. Martin is a member of the Investment Committee. Martin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Cabrera Capital Markets has been responsible for overseeing all firm activities including Investment Banking, Municipal Finance, Corporate Debt, Initial Public Offerings, Trading, and Institutional Sales. He has been active in the financial services industry since 1994. Before forming Cabrera Capital Markets, Martin was a General Principal and Branch Manager for Salomon Grey Financial Corporation. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Vice President at Amerivet Securities, Inc. where he managed their Chicago office for 5 years. Additionally, Martin held positions at CNA Insurance, Olde & Company Inc., and Merrill Lynch International in their London office. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and holds the following securities licenses: Series 7 General Securities Representative, Series 24 General Securities Principal, Series 4 Registered Options Principal, Series 53 Municipal Securities Principal, Series 55 Equity Trader Limited Representative, and Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law.
Robert serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and as a founding Principal of Cabrera Capital Partners. He is instrumental in the formation and development of Cabrera Capital Partners and holds a Series 65-Uniform Investment Advisor license. Robert is a member of the Investment Committee. Robert serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC with responsibility for all aspects of the daily operations of the company. He oversees business groups consisting of Municipal Finance, Municipal Securities Trading, Taxable Fixed Income, Equity Trading, and Futures, as well as the operations support staff. Robert works closely with Martin Cabrera to develop and oversee Cabrera's businesses. Prior to joining Cabrera, Robert served as an Operations Manager for Schwarz Supply Source, responsible for 12 domestic and international distribution facilities in four countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University. His professional securities licenses include; Series 7- General Securities Representative, Series 24- General Securities Principal, Series 27- Financial and Operations Principal, Series 63- Uniform Securities State Law-Registered Agent, Series 79 Investment Banking Representative, Series 99 Operations Professional, Series 3 Commodities Futures Associated Person, and Series 87 Research Analyst (Part II). In addition, Robert is licensed with the NFA as a National Commodity Futures Representative/Associated Person.
Cynthia Au is Cabrera Capital Markets' Human Resources Director. Cynthia has over fifteen years of comprehensive Human Resources management experience which includes employee relations, recruitment, training, compensation and benefits, and legal and regulatory compliance with federal, state and local laws. Cynthia has a well-rounded background as she previously worked in diverse industries including banking and healthcare. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.