Discretionary investment manager Man GLG has appointed Sof Yiannakas as a portfolio manager in the firm’s equity team.
Based in London, Yiannakas joins the DIM arm of Man Group from EOF Partners, an alternative investment firm he founded in 2019.
Prior to his role as founder and CIO at EOF, Yiannakas held positions as an analyst at Soros Fund Management, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, and Deutsche Bank.
At Man GLG, Yiannakas will be responsible for managing a European-focused long-short equity strategy with a focus on sustainability. He will be supported by equity analysts Andreas Christoforou and Giorgi Tevzadze, who also make the move from EOF Partners.
Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG, said: “This appointment will bolster our offering to clients seeking an alpha-focused alternative offering in the European equity market. Sof and his team have a differentiated investment approach, including the application of forensic accounting skills to stock selection, that we think is highly relevant in the current environment.”
Commenting on his appointment, Yiannakas said: “Europe is an under-researched market that offers attractive opportunities for active investors that have the ability to seek out high-quality, undervalued companies that can deliver long-term growth. It’s great to be part of the team at Man GLG, I’m looking forward to building out a differentiated European equity strategy that is underpinned by fundamental, bottom-up research.”