About Us

A 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.

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. Yulia is ICAEW Chartered Accountant and worked for PwC and Salomon Smith Barney International. She has obtained an MSc in Economics and Finance from Leeds University Business School. 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
Valuation Specialist

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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Sanzhar Rakhmetzhanov

Sanzhar brings 23 years of practical experience to the fields of construction tech and transport tech. His work and investment history spans several regions including Central Asia, UK, EU, and the US. He has co-founded large engineering companies in Kazakhstan and has JVs with technological giants like Technip Energies, Maire Tecnimont, IDEMIA, Sicpa and FLSmidth. Over the last 10 years, he has been an active angel investor, supporting various industrial tech startups. Sanzhar studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

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Ryan Lemand
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Ryan Lemand is a seasoned finance professional with a diverse and extensive career as an Investment Manager and a Financial Regulator. He has deep experience in Fixed Income, Credit, Quantitative Asset Allocation and Risk Management, having managed significant portfolios of institutional assets in Paris, London and New York. As a Senior Advisor to the UAE's Federal Government, Dr Ryan worked principally on financial regulatory subjects where he both led and contributed to key initiatives that developed many of the core Financial Regulations in the UAE, including Regulations on Collective Investment Schemes, Financial Analysis and Consultancy Services, Market Making and others topics. He was also principally responsible for leading the Funds and Investment Management team that handled the licensing and approvals for local and foreign mutual funds and investment managers. In addition, he advised on a variety of subjects relevant to the UAE's macroeconomic policy. Dr Ryan has a proven track record in green field projects and in growing and scaling companies, as demonstrated by his founding of the Wealth and Asset Management arm for the Abu Dhabi based ADSS Group, which grew to become one of the largest asset managers in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). As a former Regulator, he is also well versed in advising on regulatory matters that range from obtaining financial services permissions to assisting in solving complex regulatory issues. A sought after speaker, appearing on major financial news networks and major conferences in the UAE and the region, Dr Ryan is regularly interviewed about international markets and asset allocation topics. In the academic field, he has two published books on financial contagion and a number of research articles on various finance subjects. Furthermore, he has also taught financial econometrics and applied mathematics at leading universities in Paris, France.

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