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Meet The Team

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Eric Felton

Non-Executive Director

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Eric Felton was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 2019.

For 13 years Eric served as CFO of GCM Grosvenor, one of the world’s largest alternative asset firms. Prior to GCM Grosvenor, Eric was an audit partner at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen in the financial services sector.

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Melvin D. Lindsey, CFA

Non-Executive Director

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Melvin Lindsey was appointed as Non-Executive Director in 2022.

 

Mel is the Founder and Managing Partner of Nile Capital Group and serves on the boards of Nile’s portfolio holding companies Welton Investment Partners LLC, Strategic Global Advisors LLC, Denali Advisors LLC, Convergence Investment Partner LLC, Kvasir Technologies and Wilshire Lane Capital. Prior to founding Nile, Mel co-managed Julius Baer Investment Management (JBIM) as Managing Director of Global Distribution.

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Mark Hale *

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer

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Mark has been Chief Investment Officer of Prytania since the firm’s inception in 2003 and Chief Executive Officer since October 2016. Mark has spent over thirty investment years in the financial industry, the last nineteen years investing on the buy-side.

Before joining Prytania, Mark constructed and managed a proprietary credit portfolio of over $1bn at Ansbacher & Co, alongside money market funds, investment grade, high-yield and emerging market funds.

Mark began his career as a financial analyst and economist at the Bank of England and was later responsible for economic and investment strategy at a number of securities houses covering cash and derivative products in debt, equity, foreign exchange and commodity markets.

Mark holds a first class MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

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Andrew Burgess *

Senior Portfolio Manager

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Andrew has been the Senior Portfolio Manager at Prytania since 2009.

Prior to this, Andrew was Head of Structured Products at Gulf International Bank in London, where he was responsible for the development of GIBUK’s ABS CDO franchise.

Andrew began his career in commercial banking, underwriting corporate and retail loans, before moving on to commercial property lending.

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John Kouretas, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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John is a portfolio manager at Prytania, specialising in CRE CDOs, TruPS CDOs, CMBS and CLOs. He joined Prytania in 2006, after completing his postgraduate studies.

John received an MEng in Civil Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece), an MSc in Operational Research from Lancaster University, an MSc in Finance from Imperial College London and an MBA from University of Oxford. 

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Michael Husemann, CFA

Portfolio Manager

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Michael’s investment focus lies on European RMBS and CMBS. Additional investment areas are more esoteric ABS asset classes such as Student and Consumer Loans.

Michael joined Prytania in 2006, after graduating from Imperial College London with an MEng in Chemical Engineering. Michael also holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

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Savvas Charalambous, CFA

Senior Investment Analyst

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Savvas joined Prytania as a senior investment analyst in June 2022. Previously, Savvas was an investment analyst at Altum Capital Management for six years, covering the structured credit market. Savvas holds a BSc in Mathematics from King's College London and an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Bocconi University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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Alexander Young

Junior Investment Analyst

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Alexander joined Prytania in February 2022. He previously worked at Altus Group, a real estate advisory firm, and Clarks. 

Alexander holds a MSc Finance with Distinction from Warwick Business School and a MA in Economics and Finance, with First Class Honours from Heriot-Watt University
 

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Chris Healy

Senior Business Development Consultant (US)

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Chris Healy, CAIA is a senior business development consultant to Prytania.  Chris is a partner at BridgeWood International Ltd., a strategic advisory firm, and a registered representative at Butler Capital Partners, a U.S. broker-dealer and member of FINRA/SIPC. He has 14 years of alternative investment experience and has worked at specialized hedge fund and structured credit firms that include Seer Capital, ZAIS Group, Ramius LLC, and UBP. Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

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Julie Lohrmann

Managing Director (US)

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Julie joined Prytania in 2013 and is based in Chicago.

Previously, Julie was a research analyst and a portfolio manager at GCM Grosvenor. Her specialty was credit manager due diligence and constructing credit-centric Fund of Fund portfolios. She was portfolio manager for $5bn in alternative investments including the firm’s only structured credit Fund of Funds product.

Julie has 32 years of finance experience most notably in investment analysis, developing customised investment solutions, capital markets transactions and risk management.

Julie holds an MBA from the Booth School at University of Chicago.

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Aura Rivera

 Investor Relations & Fund marketing Associate

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Aura joined Prytania in April 2021.

Prior to this, she worked as part of the Asset Management team in a global Executive Search firm. Previously, she worked as an Investment Project Manager at the Mexican Association of Pension Funds.

Aura holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London.

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Dr. Michael McAndrew

Senior Developer

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Mike joined Prytania in 2015 to lead the development of new systems for the Front and Middle Office.

Prior to joining, Mike was a Quantitative Application Engineer and work stream leader at the Bank of England where he was responsible for design and implementation of risk analytics for the 2014 Stress Test of the UK banking system. Mike has 15 years’ commercial experience developing front and middle office systems, analytics and risk models within Secured Credit and Fixed Income.

Mike has a PhD in High Energy Physics and a Bsc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Liverpool.

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Gideon Fackrell *

Chief Operating Officer

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Gideon has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Prytania since 2009.

Prior to this, Gideon was UK CFO and a member of the UK Executive Committee at AXA Investment Managers from 2003 to 2009, where he was also globally responsible for business and financial reporting for the investment teams across AXA IM.

Gideon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997.

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Maitri Mehta

Middle Office 

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Maitri joined Prytania in September 2021. Prior to this she worked as an Associate at Viteos Capital Market Services/Intertrust Group.

She is a recent graduate from Imperial College London where she completed an MSc in Finance & Accounting and is also pursuing the CFA.

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Joyce Varkey

Middle Office 

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Joyce joined Prytania in November 2022. Previously, Joyce was an analyst in the Investment Management division at Goldman Sachs. She holds an MSc in Business Intelligence, with Distinction from Brunel University.

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Effie Dracou

Middle Office Project Consultant

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Effie joined Prytania in 2006, with primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Middle Office.

Her current role involves performance measurement, analysis and reporting as well as systems and process development to meet the current and future requirements stemming from the instrument coverage, usage of derivatives, market regulation and new services provided by Prytania.

Effie holds a 2:1 Honours BA Degree from the University of Cambridge.

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Tejomon Jose

Systems Administrator

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Tejomon joined Prytania in 2012, as a Systems Administrator, managing IT infrastructure and systems.

Tejomon Holds a BSc in Computer Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Networks from Middlesex University, London. Tejomon certified in MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and VCP-DCV (VMware Certified Professional in Datacenter Virtualization)  certifications.

* member of executive committee
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