Exeō, exīre (Latin)
- To go out, depart
- To go forth, emerge
- To avoid, evade
The name Zeo is based on the Latin verb exeō. We depart from conventional wisdom in our effort to meet client needs and mitigate risks in an overlooked and underserved investment area. Our deliberate approach to building a sustainable business in service to clients is also a departure from the hedge fund world our team left behind in favor of Zeo.
Our flagship Short Duration Income strategy is a continuation of an investment approach our founder, Venk Reddy, has been managing since 2003. The events of 2008 highlighted an opportunity to build a firm to serve those investors who value portfolios designed to be consistent both pre- and post-crisis. We saw a need that remains unaddressed by traditional fixed income and absolute return managers alike—a strategy focused on risk discipline, not return targets.
The initial investors who seeded Zeo have intersected with Venk throughout his career. The trust and confidence of all of our investors is something we take very seriously. By striving to ensure product fit with new investors, we aim to protect our existing investors in ways that go well beyond portfolio management. The result is a deliberate and measured build of the firm through fiduciaries and referrals.