IKOS Asset Management

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IKOS Asset Management
Type Private
Industry Investment management
Founded 1991
Headquarters Limassol, Cyprus
Area served Worldwide
Key people Elena Ambrosiadou: CEO
Products Asset management, Hedge Fund
Total equity Increase US$ 1.35 billion (31st January 2013)
Website IKOS.com.cy

IKOS is a European investment management company that manages a quant hedge Fund.[1][2] The company is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus and is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission CySEC.[3] IKOS is registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Advisor, registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor & Commodity Pool Operator with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a National Futures Association member. IKOS Founder Elena Ambrosiadou has been at the forefront of hedge fund developments in Europe for over two decades and is the CEO of the globally regulated IKOS investment advisory structure and an NFA Principal.

Elena Ambrosiadou is responsible for strategic development, and is a member of the Investment and Risk Management Committees. She obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University, an MSc in Technology and Development from Imperial College London, and an MBA from Cranfield University. As a chemical engineer she worked internationally with British Petroleum, before joining KPMG where she worked as a management consultant in Bahrain.

For the fourth time Elena Ambrosiadou has been selected in the FN100’s most influential European Women in Finance. Elena is an Advisory Board member of Cranfield School of Management, and a Dean’s Council Member of the Harvard Kennedy School. In June 2007, she received the Cranfield Distinguished Alumnus Award. She is ranked in the Top 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds, by The Hedge Fund Journal by Ernst & Young, in 2010 & 2011. Elena Ambrosiadou is a Patron of ARK, a Trustee of the Oxford Philomusica, and a supporter of the Hellenic Rescue team; Ms Ambrosiadou was awarded the Red Cross Humanitarian Award in June 2008.

IKOS ends 2010 on a high, two of its funds won awards at the annual Hedge Funds Review European Performance Awards in 2011. The IKOS Futures Fund won the HFR award for the best Managed Futures Hedge Fund, while the IKOS FX Fund won in the Best Foreign Exchange Hedge Fund category.[4][5]

Technology & Algorithm[edit]

IKOS creates and executes trading strategies based on a mathematical modelling of statistical analysis, factor analysis and exploitation of multiple time horizon effects. Econometric models are combined with time-series analysis and market micro-structure models within an integrated risk management and systematic high-frequency execution platform.

IKOS fund seeks returns over timescales ranging from tick by tick, through medium-term technical and longer-term fundamental periods; capitalising on diversified opportunity types that provide rigidity to changing market conditions.[6]

Key people[edit]

  • Elena Ambrosiadou - CEO
  • George Constantinides - Director of Finance & Compliance
  • Vassos Kyprianou - Chief Operating Officer
  • Manfred Schraepler - Marketing Director


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