Rajpal Arulpragasam


  • HFA Global Board of Directors
  • Co-Chair, HFA Partnerships Committee


  • Chief Operating Officer, Pavise Capital Management LLC

Mr. Arulpragasam is Chief Operating Officer at Pavise Capital Management. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Mr. Arulpragasam worked at Mariner Investment Group (2017–2018) as a portfolio manager and product specialist. Mr. Arulpragasam spent the prior three decades as CEO of Archetype Risk Advisors, Inc. (“ARA”), a quantitative hedge fund manager that managed investment strategies across a variety of asset classes. Notably, Mr. Arulpragasam created a joint venture with renowned short seller Jim Chanos, and launched a market-neutral version of Mr. Chanos’ short portfolio. Mr. Arulpragasam was also head of marketing at ARA, where he raised significant AUM for the firm.

Mr. Arulpragasam earned a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT, followed by graduate studies in operations research at Stanford University.