Cyprus-regulated digital assets hedge fund ARK36 announced that it is appointing Loukas Lagoudis to serve as Executive Director and Socrates Minas as Investor Relations Manager in order to strengthen its Cyprus investment division.
According to a note shared with Crowdfund Insider, Loukas Lagoudis will be tasked with further expanding the company’s traditional and cryptocurrency investment offerings, meanwhile, Socrates Minas will assist prospective investors and existing clients “to make informed investment decisions.”
Additionally, Socrates Minas will be responsible for the company’s onboarding process.
Loukas Lagoudis and Socrates Minas will be working directly with ARK36 Executive Director Ulrik K.Lykke in Larnaca, Cyprus, in order to close the gap between conventional portfolio management and digital asset management, including virtual currencies. The new team members bring more than 10 years of investment experience to ARK36, the release noted.
Loukas Lagoudis has reportedy worked closely with some of the “biggest names” in the investment sector in his previous roles on the portfolio construction of customized solutions and systematic strategies. These firms included HSBC Asset Management, GAM Investments, Millennium Investments and Argo Capital. Prior to this role, he was “developing macroeconomic models at Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered.”
As stated in the release:
“Socrates Minas gained a passion for cryptocurrency in 2017 after purchasing his first Bitcoin. Before joining ARK36, he worked at cryptocurrency trading and research platform DXone and was responsible for its sales and marketing strategy.”
Prior to joining DXone, Socrates Minas had been working as a Partnerships Manager at the Institute for The Future, with the team behind Decentralized, which is a leading conference on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. While serving in this role, he was responsible for forming key partnerships with blockchain and crypto firms.
ARK36 Executive Director Ulrik K.Lykke stated:
“Loukas and Socrates are both highly experienced individuals, and they’re each bringing unique and valuable skills to our investment team. They will play a pivotal role in ARK36’s evolution, particularly when it comes to engaging with global institutional investors, family offices and wealth management companies.”
ARK36 Executive Director Loukas Lagoudis added:
“ARK36 is an impressive business. It’s one of the fastest-growing EU regulated digital assets hedge funds available for professional and institutional investors, so it should come as no surprise that I’m looking forward to joining the team.”