Andreas Karavias PhD FRM – Director & Head of Portfolio Management
Andreas has a first class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Quantitative Finance both from Imperial College London and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He has worked as an advisor for various asset management teams and Hedge Funds since 2002 and in 2008-2009 co-founded a UK FCA approved Investment Manager where he was part of the portfolio management team. His expertise lies in the development of algorithms for modelling and trading financial instruments including equities, futures and currencies.
Nicos Cotsapas - Partner
Nicos has 15 years of experience in investment management. He is a founding partner and head of the investment committee at Elgin Group LLC, a boutique Swiss portfolio management company. He is responsible for formulating investment strategies, portfolio construction and risk management. He has considerable experience in fund analysis of both conventional & alternative funds. Nicos has both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Antonis Christodoulou ACCA – Compliance Officer
Antonis is a Certified Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Electronics from Southgate College London. He has worked for 10 years in the police force and since 2010 has joined the company as Compliance Officer. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).
Arduino Cagnetti PhD MBA – Director & Head of Investment Advice and Research
Arduino has a first class honours Master Degree in Computer Science from Turin University, an MBA with distinction from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Quantitative Finance from Imperial College London. He served for 10 years as an Officer in the “Serenissima” Marine Regiment in Venice where he reached the rank of Captain and led a marine company in international military exercises and in the NATO peace keeping operation in Sarajevo. Arduino has been working in the finance and Hedge Fund industry since 2006 and in 2008-2009 co-founded and worked as a portfolio manager for a UK FCA approved Investment Manager.
Nick Koumenides - Partner
Nicolas Koumenides spend the first part of his career in the telecommunications industry in Canada where he held positions of increasing responsibility. He subsequently was a senior and founding executive in several technology ventures in North America. As partner in Elgin he is responsible for managing IT risk and for monitoring technological developments. Nicolas holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Constantinos Pierides - Portfolio Manager
Constantinos Pierides was born in 1979. He is a portfolio manager and member of the investment committee at Numisma. He has more than 9 years of experience in managing personal portfolios and analyzing international financial markets by using both technical and fundamental analysis. His main focus is the due diligence of hedge funds and alternative investments. Constantinos is a certified portfolio manager and investment advisor by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySec). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance and an MBA from the University of Toledo in the USA.