Leucadia Asset Management announces strategic relationship with Manteio Capital


NEW YORK, September 22, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Leucadia Asset Management, a division of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), today announced a strategic relationship with Manteio Capital (“Manteio”), a systematic investment manager using quantitative strategies and l artificial intelligence (“AI”) methodologies. As part of the transaction, Leucadia Asset Management will invest long-term capital in Manteio’s systematic strategy offering.

Manteio was co-founded in 2020 by Peter Christodoulou (Chief Executive Officer), Justin J. Yang (Chief Technology Officer & Head of AI Strategies) and Michael Cash (Chief Investment Officer & Head of Liquid Strategies). Prior to founding Manteio, Mr. Christodoulou spent 14 years at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he was most recently Global Chief Operating Officer of the Quantitative Trading (“QT”) group. Mr. Yang was previously a portfolio manager at QT, where he successfully managed a systematic equity portfolio using cutting-edge AI methods. Mr. Cash served as QT’s Global Head of Fixed Income and is an industry veteran with over 26 years of buy and sell experience.

“We are thrilled to enter this strategic relationship with industry veterans like Peter, Justin and Mike, and we look forward to supporting them in growing their business and shaping their strategies,” said Nick Daraviras and Sol Kumin, co-chairs of Leucadia Asset Management.

“We are delighted to enter this strategic relationship with Leucadia Asset Management and look forward to successfully developing and growing the business together for the long term. We believe that Leucadia Asset Management provides the institutional backing and support structure that will allow us to take our business to the next level, ”said Peter Christodoulou, CEO of Manteio Capital.

About Manteio Capital

Manteio Capital (“Manteio”) is a systematic investment manager that aims to apply statistical and quantitative techniques to data in order to identify persistent and uncorrelated sources of alpha. Manteio seeks to effectively apply next-generation technologies and artificial intelligence techniques, alongside human oversight, as part of its investment process.

The company was founded in 2020 by Peter Christodoulou, Justin J. Yang and Michael Cash, and is headquartered in the United States.

About Leucadia Asset Management

Leucadia Asset Management offers its institutional clients an innovative range of investment strategies through its affiliated asset managers. Leucadia Asset Management is a division of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF).

About Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. is a diversified financial services company engaged in investment banking and capital markets, asset management and direct investing. Jefferies Group LLC, our principal subsidiary, is the largest independent, global, full-service investment bank headquartered in the United States.

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