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Hedge fund ARK36 bolsters its Cyprus investment team

News Team, 23/07/2021

Cyprus-regulated digital assets hedge fund ARK36 is appointing Loukas Lagoudis as executive director and Socrates Minas as investor relations manager to strengthen its Cyprus investment team.

Loukas Lagoudis will focus on expanding the firm’s traditional and cryptocurrency investment offerings, while Socrates Minas will help prospective investors and existing clients to make informed investment decisions. In addition, Socrates Minas will be responsible for the firm’s onboarding process.

Loukas Lagoudis and Socrates Minas will work directly with ARK36 executive director Ulrik K.Lykke in Larnaca, Cyprus, to bridge the gap between traditional portfolio management and digital asset management, including cryptocurrencies. The new team members bring over a decade of investment experience to ARK36.

Loukas Lagoudi has worked with some well-established names in the investment sector in his previous roles on the portfolio construction of tailor-made solutions and systematic strategies. These companies included HSBC Asset Management, GAM Investments, Millennium Investments and Argo Capital. Before this, he was developing macroeconomic models at Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered.

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. Before joining DXone, Socrates Minas worked as a Partnerships Manager at the Institute for The Future, with the team behind Decentralized, a conference on blockchain and digital currencies. During this role, he was responsible for creating partnerships with blockchain and cryptocurrency companies.

ARK36 Executive Director Ulrik K.Lykke commented: “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.”

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