UChicago Private Markets Program

UChicago Private Markets Program

The program has been designed and will be offered by:

Andreas T. Angelopoulos | UChicago Private Markets Program Director 

Andreas T. Angelopoulos has more than 30 years of professional experience in Private Markets, Investment Banking and Engineering in USA and Europe, both in business and academic settings.

Andreas is currently serving as Chairman of Private Markets in Gestron Asset Management where he launched the strategy and developed the division in 2016, as the Chief Investment Officer, Chair of the Investment Committee and the Portfolio Construction Committee. Gestron Asset Management is a USD 1.4 billion family-owned Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) based in Luxembourg, authorized and regulated by the CSSF, investing in Private Equity and Credit Middle Market funds and direct co-investments in the software, healthcare, services and industrial sectors, in the USA and Europe.

Before that Andreas worked in Venture Capital (Growth Equity) investing in USA and Israel, Private Equity (LBO and Growth Capital) in South Europe, Investment Banking (Leverage and Principal Finance) in Western Europe with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Englefield Capital (Bregal) and Commercial Capital, Credit Agricole and in engineering (real estate and infrastructure) with Bechtel, Dames & Moore and Hochtief Group in the USA and Europe.

In academia, Andreas served as an Executive Director of the Oxford Private Equity Institute and founded as a Director the Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme and the Oxford Finance Lab at the University of Oxford. He has lectured as an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and on a visiting basis at Imperial College, University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.

Andreas holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Master of Science in Engineering from Columbia University and an Engineering (Dipl-Eng) Degree from University of Patras in Greece.

With support in financial modeling and student coaching by: 

Jeff Henriksen | UChicago Private Markets Program Instructor

Jeff Henriksen is the CEO and founder of Thorpe Abbotts Capital and an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford and is a part-time instructor for AMT Training.

As an Associate Fellow, Jeff has worked directly with Oxford students through mentoring and coaching sessions. He lectured valuation and financial modelling in the Oxford Finance Lab in 2017 and 2018 and has advised the University of Oxford teams competing in a variety of global finance competitions, including the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Oxford Chicago Private Equity Challenges (Oxford won in 2018 and 2019), and the 2017 and 2018 Wharton Buyout Competition (Oxford victorious in 2018). Jeff has done guest lectures on valuation, investing, and behavioral finance topics at both University of Oxford and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

He also teaches part-time for AMT Training in USA where he teaches new investment banking hires topics including, Accounting Bootcamp, Three Statement Financial Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow Valuation, Merger Modelling, Short and Long Form LBO modelling, and Advanced Valuation Issues.

As CEO of Thorpe Abbotts, Jeff oversees both portfolio management and research operations for the firm. Jeff has shaped his investment philosophy with a focus on a behavioral-based asset management. Although his investment style is rooted in the teachings of traditional value-oriented thinkers, Jeff’s philosophy centers on understanding the behavioral factors behind mispricing to unlock the core building blocks of the value premium. Using knowledge of these core building blocks, Jeff seeks to adapt traditional value investing philosophy to 21st century financial markets.

Jeff earned his MBA from the University of Oxford where he received the Dean’s Commendation Award. He also holds a Master’s in Finance from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he graduated magna cum laude in History. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Jeff lives with his wife, Christina, in Charlottesville, Virginia.



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