Simon Fasdal Simon Fasdal

Simon Fasdal is heading the fixed income trading desk at Saxo Bank. He has 17 years of market and trading experience heading several fixed income teams in Scandinavian banks, one as head of bond trading at the largest mortgage bank in Denmark (one of Europe’s major private bond issuer).

Through his career, focus have been on every spectrum of the financial markets. This includes market making in bonds, FX, money markets, and swaps, Developing trading desks and Asset Management offerings, as well as large scale proprietary trading in a relative value perspective.

Simon approach the market with an opportunistic global view, using an analytical mindset for risk reward opportunities. In contrast to his theoretical angle, Simon adds to his views, the experience from many years of real trading in all kinds of market environments and conditions. 

Ivaylo Penev Ivaylo Penev

Ivaylo Penev is Head of "Asset Management" Department and member of the Board of Directors of ELANA Fund Management. He has an investment consultant license. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and licensed real estate appraiser.

Ivaylo Penev joined ELANA Group in 2004 in the "International financial markets" Department of the investment intermediary ELANA Trading. Since mid-2007 he's a part of the team of the "Asset Management" Department in ELANA Fund Management. He is responsible for managing the ELANA investments of mutual funds and individual investment portfolios. Before joining the group, Ivaylo Penev has responsibilities in trade debt and currency at First East International Bank (now International Asset Bank).

He graduated Bachelor's and Master's degree in "Finance" in University of National and World Economy. He's a regular guest lecturer at the American University in Blagoevgrad, also teaching a course in "Real Options" in NBU. He also participates in lectures at summer schools organized by the "Atanas Burov" Foundation . Member of the Bulgarian Dealers' Association.


Tsvetoslav Tsachev Tsvetoslav Tsachev

Tsvetoslav Tsachev is Head of "Analysis" in ELANA Trading since 2005. He joined ELANA in 2003 as an analyst.
Before that he worked as an financial and capital markets editor in "Pari" newspaper.
Tsvetoslav Tsachev graduated in Macroeconomics at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia.
He's а certified investment adviser by the Financial Supervision Commission.


Joachim Hagmann Joachim Hagmann

Joachim Hagmann joined the sales Austria team at RCM in 2000 and became a client portfolio manager in the asset allocation team in 2003. He was responsible for the communication of investment strategy to mainly institutional clients and had portfolio management responsibilities for various funds of funds. 2008 he joined the product management as Senior Investment Specialist and is responsible for multi asset strategy funds and communication of multi asset investment strategies. Prior to joining RCM, he worked as foreign exchange manager, assistant branch manager and mutual fund expert at various Austrian banks.
Mr. Hagmann qualified as Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM), Assessment & Credit Banker, Sales Trainer (GGB) and Sales Advisor (DFB).

17 years of investment experience, 14 years with RCM
since 2008 with RCM product management
2003-2008 with RCM fund management
2000-2003 with RCM sales Austria
1999-2000 mutual fund sales, Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ/Wien
1992-1999 assistant branch manager, Raiffeisenbank Guntramsdorf
1990-1992 foreign exchange trading, Creditanstalt
1986-1990 client service management, Creditanstalt
CPM (Certified Portfolio Manager)
Sales Advisor (DFB)
Sales Trainer (GGB)

Mihail Atanasov Mihail Atanasov

Mihail Atanasov is Chairman of the Managing Board and Executive Director of Raiffeisen Asset Management Bulgaria. He has been working for the company since 2006 and he has successively held the positions of Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Department "Portfolio Management" and Executive Director. During the period 2009 - 2012 Mihail Atanasov is member of the Managing Board of Raiffeisen Asset Management and Head of Department "Liquidity and Investments" of Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria.
Mr. Atanasov has long experience in operations on the Bulgarian capital market and in professional asset management. He has a Master degree in Finance from the University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria. He holds a stockbroker certificate and a certificate for investment consultant. He is fluent in English and Russian. 

Krasimir Atanasov Krasimir Atanasov

Krasimir Atanasov is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). He has extensive experience in the international capital markets and at the Bulgarian Stock Exchange.
Mr. Atanasov worked as portfolio manager at Elana Fund Management, and before that he held a position at the United Bulgarian Bank (OBB).
Currently he is a professional investor.


Nikolay Vassilev Nikolay Vassilev

Nikolay Vassilev is CEO and Member of the Board of Expat Capital – the largest independent wealth management company in Bulgaria.
Nikolay Vassilev was a member of two governments of the Republic of Bulgaria, serving consecutively as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy (2001-2003), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communications (2003-2005), and Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform (2005-2009). Previously, Nikolay Vassilev was Senior Vice President at Lazard Capital Markets – London (2000-2001), and Associate Director at UBS (UBS Warburg Dillon Read) in the Tokyo, New York and London offices (1996-2000), working in the area of equities and emerging markets. He was also a tax adviser at Coopers & Lybrand in Budapest, Hungary (1993-1994).
Nikolay Vassilev holds a Master of Arts degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, USA (1997), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), as well as two Bachelor's degrees from the State University of New York, USA (1995) and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary (1994), and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 1999. He speaks English, Hungarian and Russian and has a basic knowledge of French, German and Japanese. Currently Nikolay Vassilev is a member of the Board of the Bulgarian CFA Association.
Nikolay is an author of two books – "Energy" (2009) and "Menu for Reformers" (20014). 

Georgi Bylgarski Georgi Bylgarski

Georgi Bylgarski has a bachelor's and a master's degree in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia.
In 2006 he received a full scholarship to study investments at Georgetown University, USA.
Mr. Bylgarski has various professional certifications: Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and certified dealer derivatives (CDT). He is also a licensed investment adviser by the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission (FSC).
Mr. Bylgarski started his professional career in the financial sphere in 2002 and till 2006 he worked at UniCredit Bulbank, the Bulgarian National Bank and the European Central Bank. In 2007he joined the management team of Beta Corp Plc, where he was responsible for managing client assets.
Since April 2010 Mr. Bylgarski is Director Trading, Listing & Membership" at the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), and as of September the same year, he is part of the Board of Directors of the Exchange.
He has taught finance and investments at the City University of Seattle - Bulgaria and City College, University of Sheffield. He's been a guest lecturer at the American University in Bulgaria, UNWE, IBS, VUZF, the "D. A. Tsenov" Academy of Economics. He is also an organizer of the summer school on investments of the "Atanas Burov" Foundation.

Asen Lisev Asen Lisev

Asen Lisev is managing MBL and overseeing all company activities in Bulgaria.
His professional experience covers a wide range of financial services, development and investment consultancy and agency work in many sectors of the RE industry including office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential. Some of the companies, Asen has provided services to are: BelRom, Danaos Development, ECC, Europa Capital, GE, Heitman, Immo East, Merrill Lynch, Quinlan Private, Soravia, Warburg Pincus.
During his career, he has worked for: Post Bank (EFG Bank), Forton, The World Bank Group (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency - MIGA), Legg Mason (Private Client Group, Washington DC), Zenith Insurance & Reinsurance.
Asen Lisev has an MBA degree in Finance from Kogod School of Busines, Washington DC and BSc degree in Economics from Sofia University.