Private Equity - Real Assets - Managed Account Platform - Funds of Hedge Funds

Sciens launches S.M.A.R.T.


Thursday, 18th April 2013, 8:30am
(Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva,
Foyer C, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Geneva – Switzerland)


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Sciens Capital invites you to a breakfast seminar on Thursday, 18th April 2013 in Geneva to celebrate the launch of S.M.A.R.T., our new Managed Account Platform portfolio analysis portal. S.M.A.R.T. is a sophisticated tool custom built by Sciens to augment its Managed Account Platform services. It brings the Hedge Fund world analytical capabilities previously confined to the domain of traditional long only asset management.

We will hear from:

  • Sciens – a Managed Account Platform operator and allocator
  • City Financial – a Trading Advisor on the SCIENS Managed Account Platform
  • R² Capital and Mulvaney Capital – launching Managers on the SCIENS Managed Account Platform
  • Current Users

In addition to showcasing this new cutting edge technology, the seminar will also explore broader advances in Managed Account Platform portfolio analytics and the dawn of a new era in Managed Account Platform service levels. We will also look at four years after the Global Financial Crisis, how effectively-designed Managed Accounts solve many problems that managers and allocators previously faced.


Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva
Foyer C, Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, 1201 Geneva – Switzerland.


Thursday April 18th 2013


08:30 – Registration and breakfast
09:00 – Presentation/Panel Discussion & Q&A
10:30 – Coffee
11:00 – Event Close


Stavros Siokos

Stavros Siokos imageDr Siokos is responsible for the general management of the fund of funds and the managed account platform businesses based in London, Guernsey and Zurich. He is a member of Sciens’ Investment Committee and reports to John Rigas, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Group.

Dr Siokos formerly spent 13 years serving as managing director within the equities division of Citigroup in London, where he was global head of alternative execution sales (program trading, algorithmic trading, Direct Market Access), global head of pre and post trade analytics, global head of portfolio trading strategies, as well as European head of the company’s pension funds and insurance companies’ structured solutions for equities. During that period, he and his teams were top ranked in most of the major global and European investment quantitative research surveys.

Subsequently, he was head of investment management for Piraeus Bank in Greece where he was Chairman of Piraeus Asset Management and Piraeus Equity Advisors, the private equity and venture capital arms of the Piraeus Group, both of which he initiated and implemented. He was also Chairman of Piraeus Wealth Management, a joint venture between the Piraeus Bank and BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

Dr Siokos holds an electrical and computer engineering diploma from the University of Patras, Greece, as well as a master’s degree in the same field and a Ph.D. in operations research (with the focus on financial engineering) from the University of Massachusetts.


Roberto BoteroRoberto Botero photo

Roberto Botero is Director of Global Advisory, advising institutional clients on portfolio construction and manager selection. He works closely with the research and risk management teams to regularly monitor the individual managers and advisory mandates’ performance. Advisory mandates include allocations to hedge funds through traditional vehicles and managed accounts as well as private equity investments.
Before joining Sciens in 2006, Mr Botero was an associate consultant at Aon Consulting in London where he advised corporate pension schemes on actuarial liabilities.
Mr Botero holds a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques, a Certificate in Finance and Investment and a Certificate in Derivatives from the Institute of Actuaries. He also holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge in England and is a physicist from the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia where he was also a lecturer.


City Financial

Steve BrosnanSteve Brosnan photo

Since October 2007 Steve Brosnan has been Commercial Director and Head of Risk for the Cumulus Funds. From 1998 to 2007, Dr Brosnan directed the energy trading function within British Nuclear Fuels plc where he set up and managed the subsidiary that traded the power produced by the UK‟s first-generation (Magnox) nuclear power plants, a hydro-electric plant and a gas-fired plant. He led the company’s successful project to design and implement the systems needed for the “New Electricity Trading Arrangements” which were introduced into the UK in 2001. He left the business in 2007 following the outsourcing of trading to British Energy in response to the reduced work-load when only two Magnox stations remained in operation. Dr Brosnan chaired the Investment Committee of the Magnox Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme which had £1.6 billion under management. Under his leadership a number of changes to asset allocation were introduced which greatly reduced the risks faced by the Group. Prior to 1998, Dr Brosnan held a number of senior posts associated with nuclear fuel supply and nuclear liabilities management within Magnox Electric plc and its predecessors Nuclear Electric plc and CEGB. He has a DPhil in Physics from the University of Oxford and has an MBA from Henley Management College/Brunel University.


R² Capital

Henric Tamm

In December 2008, after ten years at Citigroup, Henric Tamm left the banking industry to establish R² Capital, with the vision of providing unbiased investment advices to Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, families, trusts and foundations. Henric joined Citibank Private Bank in Geneva. In early 1999, Henric transferred to the advisory group in Geneva, with special focus on fixed income. In 2003, Henric transferred to London and started to trade actively in financial futures, options & commodities in addition to the conventional equities & bonds. In 2006, Henric joined the Middle East team as a Private Banker. Since establishing R² Capital, Henric has worked on various client assignments, with a focus on investment, asset allocation and portfolio construction and monitoring as well as wealth structuring.


Mulvaney Capital Management

Paul McFarlane-FruthiotPaul McFarlane-Fruthiot photo

Paul has eight years experience in sales and distribution of alternative investments. Prior to joining Mulvaney Capital Management Paul was a Director at Optio Advisors Ltd and responsible for the selection and distribution of single manager hedge funds and fund of hedge funds of leading alternative investment managers. In addition, Paul worked as an Associate at Redi & Partners, investment advisors to Lyxor Asset Management and also at Unifortune Investment Management as a Marketing Manager covering distribution for a range of funds. Paul has built a strong global investor network including family offices, private banks, IFAs, insurance companies, fund of funds with a focus on Europe, Switzerland and the Middle East.

A French and British National Paul is a graduate of the European Business School, London.


About Sciens

Sciens Managed Account Platform
Sciens’ Managed Account Platform is an investment vehicle that can be used to replicate alternative investment strategies, e.g., hedge fund investments. As a managed account provider, Sciens is dedicated to managing operational risk and has developed a proprietary risk monitoring system that provides state-of-the-art, flexible risk analytics and reporting. Sciens has complete control over the managed account platform and provides investors with useful transparency. Liquidity of the managed account corresponds to the best liquidity the underlying positions can provide. Sciens is able to tailor a managed account to investors’ needs including the provision of bespoke reporting.

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