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PHILIPPOS KASSIMATIS

Managing Director, Co-Founder

Philippos co-founded Panthir Capital UK, an asset management and advisory business regulated by the FCA in 2009. Panthir Capital UK was nominated twice for Emerging Manager of the Year by S&P's Capital IQ.

Previously he was Global co-Head of FX Structuring at Barclays Capital, where his team was responsible for asset, liability and risk advisory solutions for institutional investors globally. He started his finance career at Merrill Lynch in 1999 in New York focusing on M&A / Derivative Financings in the corporate sector, moving to London in 2003 with responsibility for the European FX Structured business for financial institutions.

Philippos holds an MEng degree in Engineering from Oxford University, an MA in International Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.


ANDY KAUFMANN

Managing Director, Co-Founder

Andy was the Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Precious Metal Solutions at UBS from 2010 to 2014, leading a team based in London,  Zurich, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.  He worked with both corporate and institutional clients, with a focus on risk solutions in the post-crisis environment.  Previously he was Global co-Head of FX Structuring at Barclays Capital, where his team developed new products which enabled a broader client base to access potential opportunities linked to FX. He started his career at NatWest Markets in 1995 as a quantitative analyst on FX Options, with later roles as an FX options trader in London and in New York.  He moved to Merrill Lynch in London in 2001, where he subsequently established the FX Structuring function.

Andy holds an MPhil degree in Economic Theory and Econometrics from Cambridge University  and an MA in Mathematics, also from Cambridge University.

The Founders of Maven Global have been recognised within the industry as leaders in innovation.*

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House of the
Year

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Currency
Derivatives
House of the
Year

Risk Magazine

Top FX
Structuring
Team

Structured Products
Magazine

Leading
Structured
Products Team

MTN-i

Best Euro MTN
House for FX
Linked
Structures

EuroWeek

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