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Arhodidis Dimosthenis, Ph.D.   Singer Alexander, CFA (1st Panel)
Dogra Hardeep   Goudinakos Stratos, (2nd Panel)
Elliott Tom    
Goudinakos Stratos      
Grassano Pietro      
Grigoriadis Constantinos      
Jelf Tomas      
Kakolyris Charalampos      
Siokos Stavros, Ph.D.      
Spirtounias Elias      


Arhodidis Dimosthenis, Ph.D.
Deputy General Manager - Head of Group Private Banking
EFG Eurobank Ergasias, S.A.
Topic of Presentation:Greek Private Banks vs International Private Banks: Pros and Cons through Empirical Evidence

Mr. Arhodidis,is currently a Deputy General Manager and Head of Group Private Banking at Eurobank EFG. He has been with Eurobank EFG since the end of 2001. His previous position at the bank was Head of Global Markets Sales where he focused on all aspects of capital markets (origination, syndication, derivatives, structured products). He has worked for strategy consulting firm Monitor Company on various projects in the US, United Arab Emirates and Greece. He also worked as a structurer and sales person of derivative products for the Emerging Markets and Equity Derivatives Groups of Bankers Trust London. After the acquisition of Bankers Trust by Deutsche Bank (June 1999), he worked in the Structured Credit Derivatives Group at Deutsche Bank London.

Mr. Arhodidis,completed the Ph.D./MBA Business Economics program (a combination of the Ph.D. and MBA programs) at Harvard University/Business School on a full fellowship. His dissertation focused on strategic alliances and their financial effects on small partners. He also graduated from Hamilton College, where he concentrated on Economics and Mathematics and received honors in both fields, and spent a year as a visiting student at the London School of Economics.

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Hardeep Dogra
Dogra Hardeep
Global Currency Fund Manager (London)
Schroder Investment Management Limited
Topic of Presentation:Global Currencies: How to gain global diversification without taking equity or bond risk in emerging and developed markets

Dogra Hardeep,

  • Master's Degree in Finance and Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London
  • Investment career commenced in 2003
  • Spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs International in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities group in London as an interest rate and inflation strategist; with particular focus on US, UK and European inflation markets and government bond markets more widely.
  • Joined Schroders in 2009 as Global Currency Fund Manager
  • Current research responsibilities focused on the UK, Euroland and Scandinavia

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Tom Elliott
Elliott Tom
Vice president, Global Strategist
JPMorgan Asset Management
Topic of Presentation:Demographics and Investment

Tom Elliott, vice president, is a global strategist within the Investment Marketing Team at JPMorgan Asset Management, responsible for investment communications through the Guide to the Markets suite of products. An employee since 1995, he worked in the Global Multi-Asset Group (GMAG) until 2006 and before that he was head of the Investment Writing Team. Previously, he worked at Euromoney Publications as a feature writer for a year and prior to that he spent four years at Greig Middleton & Co. as a graduate trainee and securities analyst. Tom obtained a BA in History from Sussex University and an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics.

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Jelf Tomas
Chief Economist
Prologue Capital
Topic of Presentation:Sovereign Debt and Inflation

Tomas Jelf, is Chief Economist at Prologue Capital, where he heads up the firm's macro research group. His work focuses on identifying key macro trends with a special focus on inflation in developed markets. Apart from advising Prologue's portfolio managers he also communicates closely on an informal basis with an extensive network of policy makers.

Tomas developed his research framework at Nexus Capital, a Bermuda-based macro hedge fund, where he was Chief Market Strategist. At that time, Nexus was sole manager for George Soros' Quantum Fund. Prior to that, Tomas was senior market strategist at Nexus Research Corp in New York, providing macro analysis exclusively for Nexus Capital and Soros Fund Management.
Tomas began his career as a researcher at the United Nations in Geneva, analyzing direct investment flows to Eastern Europe. He commenced his career in finance in 1997 as a currency strategist with Swissbank/UBS. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2001 where he was responsible for the firm's currency research for the Americas. Altogether, Tomas has close to 15 years experience in analyzing global markets.
Tomas has a degree in political science from the University of Stockholm and a master's degree in international economics from Bocconi University, Milan.
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Goudinakos Stratos
Goudinakos Stratos
Ulysses Capital Management
Topic of Presentation: Global Macro Outlook

Goudinakos Stratos,a veteran floor trader, has been actively involved in Investment Banking and Asset Management for over 16 years.

Started out at London's LIFFE as an options market maker/Director of Investments, built and managed complex derivative portfolios (inter - intra volatility spread structures).On his return to Greece joined NBG Group, Head Derivatives & Proprietary Trading; managed the desks of market making, arbitrage and sales, set up an international prop desk and was also responsible for hedging the bank's bond book. In succession moved to NBG's asset management, Chief Investment Manager.Then, participated (partner) in the buyout of an investment company and its extensive restructuring; in addition, developed and started up Ulysses Global Macro Hedge Fund which invested mainly in high grade markets on currencies, bonds, stocks, indices and commodities. Currently, a member of the Global Investment Committee of Helios Capital Management; moreover, managing own assets, trading in international derivative markets.

Holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering of Patras University in Greece, a DBA from Cardiff Business School University of Wales, and an MBA from CASS Business School of City University; also, holds certificates from TEE, SFA and the HCMC in Market Making & Asset Management.

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Grassano Pietro
Grassano Pietro
Vice President, Head of Greek Sales
J.P.Morgan Asset Management
Topic of Presentation:"Equity in the long run and Emerging Markets Infrastructure: Pillars of a new opportunity?"
Mr. Pietro Grassano is a Senior Sales Executive in JPMorgan Asset Management in Italy since 2002, and Head of Greek Sales since 2008, keeping his responsibility for some clients in Italy. Before that, he has been working with BNP Paribas Asset Management as Client Relationship Manager since Y2000. He spent beforehand four years in Andersen Consulting, where he was Management Consultant in the Finance practice from 1996 to 2000, following mainly banks. His working career starts in Brussels, Belgium, in 1995, as a specialty commodities trader. Pietro has a degree in Economics (DES, Discipline Economiche e Sociali) from Bocconi University in Milan.
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Grigoriadis Constantinos
Grigoriadis Constantinos
Chief Investment Officer
Steadfast Management Corp
Topic of Presentation: Family Office: Full Control for Ultra High Net Worth Families/Individuals
Mr. Constantinos G. Grigoriadis,is the Chief Investment Officer of Steadfast Management Corp, a full scale single family office of an ultra-high-net worth shipping family. His responsibility is the holistic wealth management of family's global assets.

Prior to this position, Mr. Grigoriadis was the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of GWM Ltd, an Athens-based single family office of an ultra-high-net worth shipping family. Since June 2006, he established family's global investment management policy statement, executed global asset allocation strategies, established global custody and selected, managed and monitored a number of traditional and alternative investments.

In December 2004, Mr. Grigoriadis joined U.S.Trust Co. as Senior Vice President. His role will be to successfully develop new business for the firm by targeting ultra high net worth individuals and family offices able to invest assets of 50 million dollars and more. U.S. Trust is one of America's oldest (est. 1853) and most respected investment management and trust companies.

Mr. Constantinos G. Grigoriadis was the President & CEO of Alpha Finance U.S.Corporation, the New York-based broker/dealer and investment banking arm of Alpha Bank, of the largest banking group in the area of Southeastern Europe. The company offered an array of financial products and services to U.S. institutional and accredited clients.

Prior to this position Mr. Grigoriadis was a Portfolio Manager at the Investment Management Department of The World Bank with responsibility for non-US developed and emerging equity markets of the Bank's $11.2 billion Pension Plan. Among other responsibilities was to formulate, recommend and implement strategic asset allocation policies with respect to all investments in the Non-US equities sector.

He joined The World Bank in 1997 after four and a half successful years as Head Market Analyst European Emerging Markets at the International Finance Corporation Capital Markets Group. Mr. Grigoriadis was the "architect" of all IFC Indexes in Central & Eastern Europe, since May 1993, and responsible for the research and analysis of all emerging stock markets/equities in that area.

Mr. Grigoriadis completed an advanced post-graduate program in international investing at the Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 1994. He also holds an MBA in International Finance from the Kogod Business School of the American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.Sc., in Finance from the Deree College of the American College of Greece.

Grigoriadis' articles appeared in many international publications and he has spoken to numerous conferences on various aspects of international investing in emerging and developed equity markets in the United States.

Mr. Grigoriadis voted one of the Top 20 Global Rising Stars in Wealth Management by Institutional Investor in 2007.
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Singer Alexander, CFA
Kallisto Investment Advisors
Coordinator of 1st Panel

Alexander Singer, is principal of Kallisto Investment Advisors, an independent portfolio and wealth manager. The firm advises a select group of high-net-worth individuals on the full range of their global investments with a value-oriented fundamental approach. It offers a highly customized and personalized service which caters to clients' individual needs, be they for conservative, income-generating portfolios or aggressive speculative investments, by building unique discretionary portfolios of direct investments in equities, fixed income, currencies, commodity futures and derivatives appropriate to client risk and reward profiles.

Prior to launching Kallisto in 1997, Mr. Singer co-founded a financial information publishing firm and worked as a research scientist applying high-powered mathematics and massively-parallel supercomputer resources to financial modeling.

Mr. Singer is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with degrees from Brown University in Neural Sciences and Philosophy and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He also teaches Portfolio Management at Deree - The American College of Greece and serves on the Boards of several not-for-profit organizations.

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Kakolyris Charalampos
Head of Family Office
Vafias Group

Kakolyris Charalampos, is the Head of Vafias Family Office, a single family office of the aforementioned ultra-high net worth shipping family. His work focuses on consulting the family for making portfolio decisions about investment mix and policy, matching investments to objectives, asset allocation and balancing risk against performance. Besides, he monitors a wide range of traditional and alternative products included in the portfolio and handles other financial issues.

Mr. Kakolyris has been working with Vafias family office since 2007. He holds a Master's degree in Business Mathematics with a specialty in Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business and a degree in Mathematics from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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Siokos Stavros, Ph.D.
Head of Asset & Wealth Management
(Asset Management, Wealth Management, Private Equity, and Alternative Investments)
Bank of Piraeus, Athens
Topic of Presentation:Wealth Management: Lessons from the Crisis. What does the New Environment mean for HNWIs and for Financial Institutions?
Stavros Siokos,an established executive in the international banking market, has undertaken duties as Head of Deposits & Investment Management (Asset Management, Wealth Management, Private Equity, and Alternative Investments) in Piraeus Bank in April 2008. Mr. Siokos holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Patras, Greece, as well as a Master's degree in Computers and a Ph.D. in Operational Research from the University of Massachusetts, USA. For many years he served as Managing Director with Citigroup, London, where he was Worldwide Head of Sales regarding alternative stock exchange transactions, as well as head of the company's sales and acquisitions strategy teams, and head of the development and products strategy team for all pension funds and insurance companies in Europe. Mr. Siokos is also the author of many academic papers and several books.
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Spirtounias Elias
Executive Director,
American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
Spirtounias Elias is Executive Director of American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

After graduation from the School of Mathematics of the University of Athens, Elias Spirtounias completed his graduate studies at the School of Electrical Engineering (M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. studies) at Boston University. During his residence in the United States, he participated as a Research Engineer in several programs in co-operation with other organizations and companies such as NASA, MIT, UNH, working mainly in the fields of analog and digital electronics circuits design and applications.

He returned to Greece in 1992 and after completing his military service in 1994, he held the position of Technical Director for the subsidiary of the Italian company Citec SpA., a company specialized in the design, production and application of voice and image processing systems. From 1997 until February 2009, he worked for the Foundation of the Hellenic World, a major Greek non-profit cultural organization starting as a Construction Supervisor and continuing as a Director of the Cultural Center 'Hellenic Cosmos'. During his tenure, he contributed significantly to the expansion, development and operation of the Center and its establishment as one of the most known cultural sites in Greece and abroad. From March 2009, Elias Spirtounias holds the position of Executive Director of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

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