ARK36, one of the first fully licensed cryptocurrency hedge funds in Europe, has promoted Anto Paroian to Executive Director and CEO. In addition, the firm has promoted Despina Saphiris to Executive Director and Risk Manager, Tetyana Martynenko to MLCO Officer and Christos Krokides to Portfolio Manager.
ARK36 brought in Paroian in September of last year as Chief Operating Officer to utilise his 13 years of hedge fund, private equity, real assets and almost 20 years of financial experience to help elevate ARK36 from a start-up to a globally recognised alternative investment fund.
Since joining ARK36, Paroian has made it his mission to use his experience in due diligence and data analytics from previous roles, including where he formed and led the Data Analytics Team at the London based independent alternative assets consultancy firm called Albourne Partners, to revamp the team’s mindset and culture to align with the values of an alternative investment fund instead of a start-up company.
Until now, Paroian’s role has also consisted of head-hunting high calibre individuals within the industry to add value to the ARK36 family and to streamline existing processes to ensure they rival the standards of other world-renowned investment firms. Paroian will now seek to expand the ARK36 team further as the business plans to go through a hiring phase in the coming 6-8 months and to fill between 4-6 positions, mainly in the investor relations and administration departments.