Investment Team

Philip Vassiliou
Philip Vassiliou
Chief Investment Officer

Philip Vassiliou is a Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Legatum, primarily responsible for the oversight of Legatum’s capital markets activities and the Legatum Ventures portfolio. Mr Vassiliou previously worked for the Dubai Development Investment Authority, promoting foreign direct investment, and in the Equities & Private Wealth divisions of Goldman Sachs in New York and London. Mr Vassiliou is a graduate of Babson College.

Chris Parkinson
Chris Parkinson
Director of Manager Selection and Development

Chris Parkinson is the Director of Manager Selection and Development, responsible for working with the internal PMs as well as looking globally for investment talent for Legatum to partner with. Prior to joining Legatum in 2018, Chris was Head of Manager Research and a Partner at Cardano. Chris is a CFA Charterholder and has a BA Hons In Business Management from Reading University.

Damien Tran
Damien Tran
Portfolio Manager

Damien Tran is co-Portfolio Manager in Legatum’s Capital Markets team, responsible for research and management of Legatum’s investment portfolio. Prior to joining Legatum in 2012, Damien started as an investment analyst at Merrill Lynch in London in 1999 and then worked for Ziff Brothers Investment and The Children’s Investment Fund before founding his own fund. Damien earned a MSc in Finance from ESSEC Business School in France.

David Matthew
David Matthew
Head of Trading

David Matthew is Head of Trading in Legatum's Capital Markets team. Prior to joining Legatum in 2012, David was the Head of Trading at Montrica Investment Management and the Head of European Trading at TPG-Axon Capital Management. David also worked in various roles at Caxton Europe Asset Management and Deutsche Bank. David is a CFA Charterholder and holds a BA in Economics from the University of California-Irvine.

Kamil Zniber
Kamil Zniber
Investment Analyst

Kamil Zniber is an Investment Analyst in Legatum’s Capital Markets Team, responsible for research and analysis of existing and potential holdings. Prior to joining Legatum in 2016, Kamil was a Senior Associate in Citadel’s long / short equity team out of London. Kamil graduated from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania with a BScE from Wharton and a BA Degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Michel Al-Moumen
Michel Al-Moumen
Investment Analyst

Michel Al-Moumen is an Investment Analyst in Legatum’s Capital Markets Team, responsible for research and analysis of existing and potential holdings. Prior to joining Legatum in 2018, Michel was a Consultant at global investment fund Tiger Global Management based in New York. Michel graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Finance and Accounting, a BScE from the Huntsman Program, and a BA Degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Anton Kyriakides
Anton Kyriakides
Investment Analyst

Anton Kyriakides is an Investment Analyst in Legatum’s Capital Markets Team, responsible for research and analysis of existing and potential holdings. Prior to joining Legatum in 2017, Anton was a Research Analyst at a Distressed Credit and Special Situations fund in London. Anton is a CFA Charterholder and holds a BSc Hons in Economics and Statistics from UCL.