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The Firm’s New Outpost Expands its International Reach

New York, August 1, 2022 – Thalēs is pleased to announce that Leopold Gasteen has joined our Capital Strategies team as a Managing Director. Leopold will be based in our newly opened Oslo office, adding a European outpost to further develop relationships with both institutional investors and hedge funds abroad.

In his role, Leopold will be responsible for curating unique hedge fund and alternative investment opportunities for Thalēs’ growing community of institutional investors. Additionally, he will be actively raising capital for Thalēs’ current and future roster of mandates with leading hedge funds. 

“Leopold brings both strong capital raising and technology expertise to Thalēs as well as an entrepreneurial mindset and a data-driven approach to problem-solving which will be invaluable assets to enhance our brand and expand our reach,” said Edouard Robbes, President.

For the past 2.5 years, Leopold was responsible for Business Development at Sector Asset Management, a hedge fund boutique based in the Nordics with $3.6b in AUM across 3 equity hedge funds. Prior to Sector, he founded Edgefolio, the hedge fund industry’s leading fintech, providing customized solutions to some of the largest financial institutions. During his time there, Leopold helped Thalēs develop and introduce Agora, one of the industry’s first capital introduction portals, to our global community of institutional investors.

On being appointed Managing Director, Leopold commented,

“Thalēs is a creative forward-thinking company, where data complements instinct, and where technology and tradition are intertwined. I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with the Partners as we built out Agora, and it’s a true privilege to now count them all as my colleagues.” 

He will be joining a Capital Strategies team made up of experts with decades of experience in capital raising and hedge fund allocation. The team is devoted to developing deep relationships with institutional investors, sourcing differentiated hedge funds, and leveraging technology and content to connect and educate our community.

Stephan Solomon, Thalēs Chairman noted, “We’re thrilled to have Leo join the team, His perspective and reach will allow Thalēs to expand our offering while maintaining the tradition of long term relationships enhanced by cutting edge technologies.”  

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About Thalēs
Thalēs is a technology-driven derivatives brokerage and capital raising firm servicing institutional market participants. Our team is comprised of experienced practitioners joining from senior roles in prime brokerage, investment management, capital raising, technology, and operations, who are committed to helping our clients succeed. We deploy innovative technologies which, combined with our service platform and expertise, help our clients enhance their trading infrastructures and grow their assets under management. We believe that priority service, access to expert advice, operational mentorship, and automated workflow solutions are critical to the success of our brokerage clients. We help hedge funds shape their stories, refine their strategic plans, and develop the processes required to efficiently raise capital. Founded in 2012, Thalēs is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago.

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Source: Thalēs

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Edouard Robbes | President
Thalēs Capital Partners LLC
+1 (646) 664-0651 | erobbes@thales.com

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