The management and shareholders of Sector Investment Managers combine together to follow a rigorous investment process (see About Us for further insights into the people involved with SIM). With a deep understanding of fund-management and investment analysis, active managers, consultants, shareholders and staff collectively seek outstanding opportunities that are suitable for each of SIM’s funds under management.
The following are the senior management and staff dedicating all or most of their time to managing SIM’s funds.
Chief Executive Officer, Investment Adviser
Mr Damaskos is a Greek national who arrived in the UK in 1981 to attend university. Graduated in 1985 from the University of Glasgow with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and in 1989 obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sheffield. He benefits from more than 14 years investment banking experience with major banks in the City of London concentrating on natural resources.
Before setting up Sector Investment Managers, he most recently worked with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where he was responsible for some of the bank’s equity investments in Russia and the CIS.
Terry Bond is a private investor and investment author. He is currently a Monthly columnist in ‘What Investment’ magazine and author of ‘The Company of Successful Investors’ that provides guidance to investment clubs. He is also a founding director of Note My Vote, an Internet company that gives constituents the chance to offer voting advice to their MPs before parliamentary Bills are considered by the House of Commons.
John A. Damaskos is an experienced investor and asset manager benefiting from over 20 years of investment experience in various asset classes. He runs several private discretionary funds investing in international bonds and equities with specialization in the Japanese markets. He established Damaskoil and Bulk Carriers Inc in 1997, of which he is Chief Executive, with the objective of managing wet and dry bulk tonnage, and listed, private investments in the shipping industry.
From 1997 to 2004 Mr. Damaskos was directing a joint venture between Damaskoil and Chandris (Hellas) Inc managing Suezmax shuttle tankers in Brazil. Earlier he was involved for four years as manager of tankers and bulkcarriers operations with Chandris (Hellas). Before joining Chandris he worked in the City of London for five years as investment manager with Merrill Lynch and other institutions. In 1984 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the University of Glasgow and in 1986 a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
Dr Morris Beattie
Dr. Morris Beattie PhD P.Eng, a highly regarded metallurgical engineer is an adviser to SIM. Dr. Beattie was a member of the Board of Northern Dynasty Minerals on behalf of Galahad Gold, CEO of International Molybdenum plc and recently Vice President, Project Evaluations for Quadra Mining Ltd. His knowledge and understanding of the sector and mining concepts is key in selecting portfolio holdings for mining investments.
Mr. Kyriakakis is an oil-specialist analyst having previously worked at Avin Petroleum, Eletson corporation and on various consulting assignments. Nicholas focuses on understanding the quality, stage of development and prospectivity of reserves in investee companies as well as keeping track of their progress.