Elias is responsible for directing our innovation-led growth investing globally as well as our investment strategy function, including global markets research, portfolio construction and exploring new areas in private markets. He also serves as the portfolio manager of the Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund, a specialist growth equity / venture capital fund focused on sustainable growth. He joined Hermes GPE in 2011, based in London, and is a member of the Hermes GPE Investment and Management Committees. Previously Elias was a Manager in research functions at Bridgewater Associates, working with large institutional investors on broad investment strategy questions. Prior to this he held several roles with Citigroup across banking and corporate strategy / M&A, initially with Schroder Salomon Smith Barney’s M&A team. Elias holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics and International Studies from the University of Warwick.