Patolan's mission is to find genuinely high quality and truly differentiated investments that can add value to sophisticated institutional portfolios. While managers of such portfolios see a large number of outstanding investments, none of them see everything. It is Patolan's role to search out, vet, and make available exceptional investments that for various reasons have a lower profile than familiar mega-funds. The reasons may be smaller size, off-the-run strategy, recency, or a talented manager's focus on investing.

Patolan starts with a healthy skepticism about finding sustainable excess returns through trading securities and fundamental investing -- conventional approaches that are deployed by a vast and talented army, all vying for a limited supply of alpha that in the aggregate sums to zero. Identifying ex-ante the players in this game who have the ability to maintain outperformance over the long-term is a difficult challenge. Accordingly, Patolan favors investments that are not only uncorrelated with common risk factors -- an attribute claimed by many trading strategies simply because they time factor exposures -- but, more importantly, generated directly by activity in the real economy that is substantially independent of those factors. A strategy may also have a differentiating edge from a combination of sectoral, regional and thematic specialization that is objectively rare.

Patolan is currently engaged in several capital-raising assignments that illustrate these criteria, including investments in renewable power infrastructure with a premier global alternative asset manager; senior secured loans to lower-middle market businesses directly originated by a leading specialist firm; and Series A and pre-IPO rounds, respectively, for early stage energy storage  and growth stage medical technology companies.

If you are a qualified purchaser (as defined under the Investment Company Act of 1940) and would like more information, please email Nothing on this website constitutes an offer to buy or sell securities, including the foregoing illustrative discussion.

Patolan Partners is a "doing business as" trade name of Jonathan Darnell. Mr. Darnell is a Series 7 and Series 63 licensed representative of Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC Member FINRA and SIPC. Mr. Darnell conducts brokerage activities through Pickwick Capital and does not separately engage in brokerage activities.