Cyprus-regulated digital assets hedge fund ARK36 is appointing Loukas Lagoudis as Executive Director and Socrates Minas as Investor Relations Manager to bolster its Cyprus investment team.
Lagoudis will focus on expanding the firm’s traditional and cryptocurrency investment offerings, while 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.
Lagoudis and 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.
Lagoudis worked with some of the biggest 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.
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, the world’s leading 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 says: “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, says: “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.”