FocusPoint is pleased to have hosted a discussion on “The Medium to Long-Term Implications of the Pandemic" led by Maria Vassalou


On Thursday, March 19, 2020, FocusPoint hosted a conference call led by Maria Vassalou, Founder of Vassalou Capital Management (“VCM”). As macroeconomic experts and financial investors often differ in outlook, Maria’s work as an academic and global macro hedge fund manager brings a unique perspective to this investment environment.

Prior to founding Vassalou Capital Management, Dr. Maria Vassalou was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Perella Weinberg Partners, responsible for the Global Macro Business. Dr. Vassalou joined Perella Weinberg Partners from MIO Partners, a subsidiary of McKinsey & Company, where as a Portfolio Manager she managed a similar global macro investment strategy in a dedicated legal entity, and as Head of Asset Allocation she provided counsel on allocation for liquid assets within MIO’s portfolio. Prior to joining MIO, Dr. Vassalou was a Global Macro Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital Advisors, LP. She joined SAC from Soros Fund Management where she was responsible for global quantitative research, as well as the development and management of global quantitative trading strategies. Prior to her career in asset management, Dr. Vassalou was an Associate Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School which she joined in 1995 and where she established many of the investment principles she employs today.

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