Franklin Parlamis began his career as an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he was part of a small team representing the Russian government on its 1998 debt default and restructuring. Franklin also worked on domestic bankruptcies. In early 2000, Franklin joined an internal trading group at hedge fund manager Paloma Partners, which would shortly spin out and form Amaranth Advisors. At Amaranth, Franklin was responsible for roughly $1 billion in AUM, co-managing the convertible arbitrage and credit arbitrage portfolios and sole managing a book of convertible asset swaps and related structured finance packages. He was an early active participant in the credit default swap market. Franklin left Amaranth in 2005 and relocated with his family to Hawaii. In 2007, the family relocated again to the San Francisco Bay area, where he founded and managed the west-coast office for hedge fund manager Pine River Capital Management. At Pine River, Franklin oversaw roughly $600 million in AUM. He served as Portfolio Manager of the Pine River Convertibles Fund from 2009-2017, and also managed capital directly within the firm’s flagship multi-strategy product, the Pine River Fund, as well as additional capital in single-investor funds and the firm’s fixed-income specialty product, the Pine River Fixed Income Fund. Franklin was named a partner at Pine River in 2010 and departed the firm in 2017. Franklin earned a BA in Mathematics and a Certificate in Russian Studies from Princeton University in 1993, a JD from Yale Law School in 1997 and an MA in Statistics from Yale School of Graduate Studies in 1997. He is married with 3 children and lives in Mill Valley, California, where Aequim’s office is located.