Highly motivated and driven with excellent communication skills investment professional, possessing strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative. Well versed on global matters, client management, and creating shareholder value. Critical thinker with 19 years of diverse financial experience, specializing in alternative investments. Proven track record of portfolio growth with extensive experience allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to alternative strategies as well as constructing and managing multi-billion portfolios for large institutional investors. Possess deep and diverse knowledge of multi-class investment strategies and capital markets and collaborate regularly with high impact stakeholders, decision-makers and global clients.
Panayiotis is currently a PM within a four-member hedge fund team for the Employees Retirement System of Texas (“ERS”). ERS is a $28BN pension sponsor located in Austin, TX. Part of his responsibilities includes sourcing new managers, reviewing documents/investor letters/marketing material, performance assessment/analysis, and maintaining ongoing due diligence as part of a continuous internal monitoring process. He is also responsible for the Trust’s emerging hedge fund manager program.
Prior to ERS, Panayiotis was part of a management consulting firm that focuses on operational improvement and efficiency. Prior to that, he spent 6 years with a multi-billion dollar Tokyo-headquartered Investment Advisor. During his tenure, he was responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and monitoring hedge fund investments across all strategies and contributed to portfolio allocation decisions. Panayiotis has worked alongside blue-chip Japanese institutional clients, all of which are top investment decision-makers for some of Japan’s best and largest financial institutions. He got his start in the alternative investment industry when he joined Grosvenor Capital Management as a Research Analyst focusing on European, Global, and US L/S hedged equity strategies.