Sof Yiannakas joins Man GLG as Portfolio Manager
09 November 2022
Man GLG, the discretionary investment engine of Man Group, today announces the appointment of Sof Yiannakas as Portfolio Manager in the firm’s equity team, where he will head up a new European opportunities strategy.
Sof brings a wealth of experience to the role, having joined from alternative investment firm EOF Partners which he founded in 2019. Before founding EOF Partners, Sof invested in European equities for the family office of George Soros and Davidson Kempner Partners. He started his career at Deutsche Bank and holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Sof will be responsible for managing an equity long-short strategy that will target European companies poised to generate long term value growth for investors, with a focus on sustainability. The short side of the portfolio will identify stocks where the investment team believe the economic reality differs from the accounting representation and market perception.
Sof will be supported by two equity analysts, Andreas Christoforou and Giorgi Tevzadze, who also join Man GLG from EOF Partners. The team will have access to Man Group’s deep quantitative expertise to enhance their portfolio construction and investment process.
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.”
Sof Yiannakas, Portfolio Manager at Man GLG, 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.”