Omeed Malik

Founder and CEO

Omeed Malik is the Founder and CEO of Farvahar Partners.

Prior to starting his own firm, Omeed was a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Hedge Fund Advisory Business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Omeed was also the founder and head of the Emerging Manager Program within the Global Equities business. In this capacity, Omeed was charged with selecting both established and new hedge funds for the firm to partner with and oversaw the allocation of financing/prime brokerage, capital strategy, business consulting and talent introduction resources.

Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Omeed was a Senior Vice President at MF Global where he helped reorganize the firm's distribution platform globally and developed execution and clearing relationships with institutional clients. An experienced financial services professional and securities attorney, Omeed was a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP working on transactional matters in the capital markets, corporate governance, private equity and bankruptcy fields. 

Omeed has also worked in the United States Senate and House of Representatives.  Omeed received a JD, with Honors, from Emory Law School and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science, Cum Laude, from Colgate University. He holds Series 7, 63, 3, 79 and 24 registrations. 

Omeed is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Joe Voboril


Joe Voboril spent 15 years at hedge funds in roles of analyst, portfolio manager, and CIO.  The longest duration tenure was at Kingsford Capital, where he constructed and risk managed a short-only equities portfolio.  Among the five different funds he worked at, three were established, two were new launches (one his own), and the strategies spanned from multi-strategy, equity long/short, and short-only equities.

At Bank of America Joe co-created the Hedge Fund Advisory group, led the banks Separately Managed Account (SMA) Initiative, and managed the internal vetting effort of investment managers for Bank of America’s exclusive Emerging Manager Program.

Joe is a graduate of Colgate University with a double-major in Philosophy (honors) and Political Science.  He was also an extremely mediocre member of the Track and Field team, with no awards of distinction in 400/800 meter races.  He holds Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.


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