About Us

An alternative fund manager focusing on hedge fund, private equity, venture capital and fund of funds strategies.

Our Vision

To create a sustainable economic opportunity for all stakeholders, starting from the businesses, investors, employees, and beyond, doing so by investing into enterprises and projects that are ground-breaking and emit a positive impact on our world.

# of investments went public

>46%

# of profitable exits

>65%

# of failed investments

<8%

Our Mission

We are on a mission to discover and invest in disruptive companies that are making a positive impact in the world, in a sustainable way. By committing to building long-term relationships with our investors, portfolio companies, their founders and our colleagues through trust, respect, and professionalism.

Our Team

Meet the team that is behind Polyvalent Capital.

Javonsher Abdullaev
Head of Portfolio Management / Senior Portfolio Manager

Javonsher has over 18 years of experience in making diverse investments via equity, fixed income, dealing with derivative and structured complex transactions in Commodities, Infrastructure, and Industrials sectors in London, Paris, Moscow, and Johannesburg at various financial institutions (Standard Bank, Societe Generale and Troika Dialog - Sberbank). Since 2014 he has provided investment advisory services to Ultra High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) clients, investment funds, and corporate entities. Javonsher started his career in Uzbekistan in 2000. Javonsher obtained his CFA in 2018, MSc in Financial Markets and Intermediaries from Toulouse School of Economics in 2003, and an MA in Banking and Finance from Sorbonne Descartes Paris V in 2004.

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Yulia Klyukina
Head of Regulatory Compliance and AML Compliance Officer

Yulia has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance and in corporate administration services. She has good knowledge of business practices in Russia, the UK, Cyprus, and other international jurisdictions. Ms. Klyukina worked for PwC, Salomon Smith Barney International. She has obtained an MSc in Economics and Finance from Leeds University Business School and graduated as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Apart from her professional experience and qualifications, Ms. Klyukina has undertaken and passed AML and Financial Services Regulatory Framework advanced level examinations by CySEC and regularly participates in seminars on the same subject matters.

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George Rallis
Head of Risk Management

George has over 23 years of experience in the capital markets industry with various positions as Equity Research Analyst, Proprietary Trader, Quantitative Research Analyst, Risk Manager, and Director in London, Athens, and Nicosia. In addition, he has worked for Schroders, Renaissance Capital, REFCO, JASON ALPHA, and GRintersolar. George holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance and Commodities and an MSc in Finance from City (Cass), the Business School University of London, and a BSc in Operational Research from Athens University of Economics and Business. He has numerous publications in business and academic journals (Journal of Banking and Finance, Economist, Hedge Fund Journal, etc.). In addition, he has strong investment expertise in the Commodities and Renewable Energy Sectors.

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Nikita Polyakov
General Manager

Nikita holds a BSc in Finance and Management from the University of Westminster and an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School. Additionally, he passed level three of the CFA exam. His previous experience includes employment in Clearbrook Capital Partners LLP and Logistics Worldwide DMCC. He gained significant experience in the Private Equity sector, Corporate Advisory, and Trade Finance.

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Charilaos Stavrakis
Independent Non-Executive Director

Charilaos has an extensive career in the banking sector. In the Bank of Cyprus, he has held several key positions, including Senior Manager of Treasury International Services, Head of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Group General Manager International Banking, and General Manager of CISCO. Mr. Stavrakis also worked at the Bank of Cyprus (Australia), the Bank of Cyprus (Channel Islands), the Bank of Cyprus (AEDAK), the Bank of Cyprus (Mutual Funds), and BOC Ventures. From 2008 to 2011, he served as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus. Before that, he was the Chairman of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus and the President of the Association of Cyprus Banks. He studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (ACIB).

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Michael Liatsos
Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael has been working in the IT industry for the last 40 years. At NCR, he has started as Programmer and Analyst, promoted to become Marketing Manager of Hardware & Software products. He has established his own office and initially provided consultancy services to most local industry sectors, e.g., Government, semi-government organizations, Banks and Finance Organizations, private enterprises such as hotels, car dealers, industrial units, retailers, etc. He has received a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Electronics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology. He has also served as the Vice-President of the Housing Finance Organization, and he is also an associated member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (AMIEEE).

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