Loizou has 23 years of trading experience, most recently as founder and CEO of Lewis Charles Securities. Prior to this, he was head of strategic trading at Fuji Bank where he was responsible for a portfolio of $100 million in fixed income, stock indices and spot foreign exchange.
AAM’s Mantis program uses a multi-asset actively managed discretionary approach, which is guided by short term opportunistic market trends with a technical analysis methodology, investing across equities, fixed income, and G-10 currency pairs. The program is primarily aimed at high net worth individuals, single and multi-family offices, and is open to UK and pan-European investors.
The company says that plans are in place to launch the program in North America, to give US investors’ direct accessibility. The programme generated a net positive return of 2.49% in September, its first official month of trading.
Mark Hewlett, partner at Anello Asset Management, says, “The launch of the Mantis program is an important step for Anello Asset Management as we continue to build our suite of managed accounts, and the hire of Stavros is a massive coup for us given his calibre and extensive market experience.”
Separately, Anello has announced that its AAM Isis FX Program has been approved as an investment via Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP).
The company says it has taken this decision based on strong demand for the AAM ISIS FX Programme from long term investors. The underlying program has consistently outperformed, returning 103.19% since inception in 2004 and launched by Anello in December 2010.
Anello has teamed up with a number of SIPP providers including Pointon York, Berkeley Burke, Brooklands Pensions, the James Hay Partnership and Westerbys.
Louis Hurd, senior business development manager, Anello Asset Management, says:
“Speaking to some close contacts in the wealth management sector it seemed there was a definite gap in the market for an FX manager with an emphasis on capital preservation. As a result we engineered our AAM Isis FX Program, usually aimed at institutions, for investment from private individuals via their SIPPs.
“To date the take up by investors and SIPP providers has been very impressive and given the volatility of the market, the non performance of traditional investments and the uncorrelated nature of our strategy, we anticipate it to continue for the foreseeable future,” he says.
Mark Hewlett, managing partner, Anello Asset Management, adds: “I am delighted to offer the AAM Isis FX Program as our first SIPP product. We are working closely with SIPP providers and executing brokers to offer our recently launched Mantis and Diversified Futures Programs as SIPPs in the near future whilst continuing our strong performance.”