Anto Paroian promoted to CEO of CySEC-authorized crypto hedge fund Ark36

Rick Steves

“ARK36 is an impressive business that I feel is shaping to become a world-leading cryptocurrency and asset management organisation.”

Ark36, the CySEC-regulated cryptocurrency fund has promoted Anto Paroian to Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer as part of a series of executive moves at the firm that includes the promotion of Despina Saphiris to Executive Director and Risk Manager, Tetyana Martynenko to MLCO Officer, and Christos Krokides to Portfolio Manager.

Anto Paroian joined Ark36 as Chief Operating Officer in September 2021 in order to help elevate the firm from a start-up to a globally recognised alternative investment fund by leveraging his 13 years of hedge fund, private equity, real assets and almost 20 years of financial experience.

Anto Paroian will seek to expand the ARK36 team further

Anto Paroian is a South African, Cypriot, Armenian, born and raised in Johannesburg, who is currently residing in Cyprus. Prior to joining ARK36, he formed and led the Data Analytics Team of London-based independent alternative assets consultancy firm, Albourne Partners.

At Ark36, Anto Paroian was mostly focused on head-hunting high calibre individuals within the industry to add value to the crypto fund  and to streamline existing processes to ensure they rival the standards of other world-renowned investment firms.

The new chief executive will seek to expand the ARK36 team further as the business goes through a hiring phase in the coming 6-8 months and to fill between four to six positions, mainly in the investor relations and administration departments.

Mikkel Morch, Non-Executive Chairman at Ark36, commented: “Anto is a huge asset to our team at ARK36. In less than twelve months, he has reshaped our business from being a start-up to a serious player recognised within the global investment industry. I’m confident that he will continue to excel as CEO.”

Anto Paroian, Executive Director & CEO at Ark36, said: “ARK36 is an impressive business that I feel is shaping to become a world-leading cryptocurrency and asset management organisation. There is still much work to be done for us to get there, which is why I’m looking forward to taking on the next challenge as the firm’s CEO.”

Anto Paroian, the truthologist

A less visible side of Anto Paroian is his passion for human behavior, the study of truth, how and why humans lie, and their motive behind their deceit,

Paroian is a self-described Truthologist and an International Trainer in Deception detection, specializing in, micro-expressions, verbal and non-verbal communication, cross-examination skills, and statement analysis.

He started a business in 2020 where he helps professionals, organizations and institutions in a wide variety of fields including Human Resources, Sales, Law Enforcement and Legal Services.

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