Alexander KalisMD, Head of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager at Milltrust International LLP
Alex co-founded Milltrust in December 2010. He serves as Head of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager for Milltrust’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments, which include the Milltrust Agriculture Buy & Lease Funds in Australia and New Zealand, the British Innovation Fund, and the South Asia Hospitality Fund.
He is co-Portfolio Manager for Milltrust’s multi-specialist Global Emerging Markets Fund and investment advisor to The Climate Impact Asia Fund, an equity impact fund he initiated in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong, that invests in Asian companies that are leading the fight against climate change.
In addition Alex was most recently Managing Partner at Think Alternative Advisors LLP, an independent FCA-authorised Emerging Markets research and advisory firm he co-founded in 2009 which was formally acquired by Milltrust International Group in 2011.
Prior to this, he was Portfolio Manager of the Optimal Asian Opportunities Fund with peak assets of $300 million and co-PM of the Optimal Global Opportunities Fund at Banco Santander’s Alternative Investment Group in London which he joined in 2007. Mr. Kalis started his career at LCF Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management in London in 2001 and oversaw Asian and Emerging Markets hedge fund manager research for the award-winning Asian Capital Holdings Fund with peak assets of $1.3 billion.
Alex holds a Master’s degree in economics and management from the University Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.