Ms Velissaropoulos joined Alatus as Director of Business Development in 2015 and works with the partners to set and execute the firm’s fundraising strategy. She has ten years of experience working with hedge fund investors, having previously worked at two of Europe’s leading alternative investment managers.
From 2007 to 2013 Ms Velissaropoulos was Director of Investor Relations and Head of Marketing at Oceanwood Capital Management, a European event-driven manager. She led the firm’s fundraising efforts, developing and maintaining relationships with top-tier institutional investors across the globe. Prior to Oceanwood, Ms Velissaropoulos spent three years with Theorema Asset Management, a European equity long/short manager, marketing and fundraising equity hedge and long-only funds to institutional investors and family offices.
Ms Velissaropoulos began her career in finance in 2001, working for Morgan Stanley in the Equity Division in London. In this capacity she managed the firm’s relationship with 15 mid-sized asset managers, promoting the firm’s equity research. Prior to this, and before earning an MBA, she worked for Young & Rubicam Inc. in New York developing and executing marketing and communications strategies for Fortune 50 corporations.
Ms Velissaropoulos holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she chaired the Class Gift Committee and served as Editor in Chief of the School’s weekly newspaper. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, cum laude, with a double major in French and Political Science. Over the years she has volunteered for a number of philanthropic organisations, helping them meet and exceed their fundraising targets.