Sciens appoints ex Citi executive CIO of alternatives

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Sciens Capital Management Group has appointed Farhang Mehregani (pictured) chief investment officer of Sciens Alternative Investments.

He will report to Stavros Siokos, chief executive of Sciens Alternative Investments, and will also be a member of the investment committee for the fund of funds business.

Before joining Sciens Capital, Mehregani ran the Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEEMEA) equities business at Citi between 2008 and 2011.

In his time at Citi, he has managed a $1bn hedge fund seeding business and helped build out several proprietary trading units in Europe and Asia.

Mehregani’s 15 years career has taken him to New York, London, Tokyo and Dubai. He graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Siokos said, “Farhang will focus on strategic initiatives that can leverage Sciens’ strengths to offer institutional and high net worth investors a seamless entry point into the liquid alternative investments market.”

The alternative investments arm of the business covers hedge funds, managed account services, investment services and advisory solutions. As a group, Sciens has approximately $4.8bn in assets under management.

The group employs over 100 people globally with its principal offices in New York, London, Guernsey and Athens.

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