Youri Bujko, CEO
Youri Bujko comes from a background in mathematics and computer science which lead him, in 1993, to develop an asset allocation software for a boutique investment firm in Beverly Hills. Two years later, he transitioned to Merrill Lynch directly managing assets for private clients. His career as a Financial Advisor continued at Prudential Securities and then at global investment bank UBS. During his tenure at large institutions, he realized that technology would bring a wind of change in the industry; technology would eventually allow for independence, adaptability and superior and tailored client service. As a result of this vision, in 2006 THALASSA CAPITAL LLC was born. Mr. Bujko built the firm into an innovative advisory nucleus leveraging high-tech platforms, considering clients as members, and bringing in specialized talent. In his spare time, Mr. Bujko is an accomplished pilot with flying experience in different continents.
Davide Accomazzo, CIO
Davide Accomazzo has been trading professionally since the mid nineties. He started his career on Wall Street as a Euro-convertible bonds and international equities trader for Jefferies and Company in New York. He left in 1998 to start a boutique hedge fund and a Commodity Trading Advisor practice (CTA). He focused on trading equities long/short, index options and currency futures. In 2004 and 2005 he engaged in private banking/wealth management first with a partnership in the Principality of Monaco and then with UBS. In 2006, Mr. Accomazzo co-founded Cervino Capital Management LLC, a CTA, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Trading until 2012. In 2007 he also joined the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University as an Adjunct Professor of Finance where he teaches MBA courses on Global Finance, Portfolio Management and Derivatives. Mr. Accomazzo is also one of the contributors to the book Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies, part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance and the author of the investment manual “Market Faith.” He joined THALASSA CAPITAL in 2011.
Michael Faulkner, Operations
Michael Faulkner brings strong experience in the management of back-office operations having started his career at TD Waterhouse in the mid-90s and then at ING Advisors. He joined THALASSA CAPITAL LLC in 2009.