Thanos has recently joined MJ Hudson as a Senior Adviser, bringing with him over 20 years of asset management experience with CSFB Investment Management / Credit Suisse Asset Management and Investec Asset Management. He is also the Founder & CIO of ABP Invest which he founded in 2015 to provide strategic outlook and research on Geopolitics, Economics, Markets and FX. He began his career working as an Economist for the UK Government Economic Service through the civil service fast stream, coincidentally amidst the outset of the ERM Crisis of 1992.
His investment background spans across Fixed Income, Emerging Markets, Currency Management and Multi-Asset. Thanos managed assets throughout the 1997 South-East Asian crisis, 1998 Russian and LTCM crises, dotcom bubble in 2000 and the more recent Financial and Eurozone crises, all of which helped provide a broader perspective of geopolitical developments and macroeconomic impacts to financial markets and economies.
He started his career as a portfolio manager responsible for global fixed income and total return portfolios, before building a currency management business and managing assets for a number of FTSE, Dow and DAX pension funds as well as sovereign wealth funds, local authorities and family offices. Thanos was presented with the “Currency Manager of the Year Award” twice, in 2004 and 2010. He later became a strategist, bridging the investment and business development teams to raise the firm’s profile and assets globally.
Thanos was also the Co-Founder and CIO of Equant-Analytics, a FinTech and advisory business combining big macroeconomic data, market intelligence, trade and trade finance, as well as a Founding Partner and strategic advisor to EMFC Loans Syndication, a financial boutique assisting companies seeking to raise bank debt.
Thanos has been awarded the CFA Charterholder designation and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). He holds an MSc Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London.