Sophocles is Head of Asset Management at SPA Financial Services. Born in Canada and raised in Cyprus, he is a Fulbright scholar and CFA Charterholder with multi-year experience in developed and emerging markets in both equities and debt. Previously, he managed institutional equity portfolios for the Cyprus Development Bank and spent over 11 years with London-based Emerging Markets fund manager Argo Capital Management which had a peak AUM of $3 billion.
Sophocles also teaches an applied investments course he designed at the Cyprus International Institute of Management and a CFA Level 1 course at the European University Nicosia. On an annual basis, Sophocles organizes the private, by-invitation only Cyprus Value Investor Conference where global investors gather to exchange ideas and discuss the markets.
Sophocles started his career interning at Dean Witter, and then working at Equity Securities in Minneapolis and C.N. Hadjigavriel Stockbrokers in Nicosia. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in Economics and Finance.