Our Team

Building a Distinctive Investment Boutique

The Promethos team believes in creating a collaborative environment that values diversity of ideas. Our team and investment process strive to limit bias and group think and encourage constant learning to evolve with the changing environment we live in. We set out to build a company that reflects our core values and the values of our clients, and our company tagline of "Valuing your Values" guides our everyday actions.

Respect, Diversity, Intellectual Curiosity & Rigor, Objectivity and Humility.

Ivka Kalus

Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner

Ivka is an accomplished investor with 21 years experience managing global and international equity portfolios for retail and institutional clients. She has experience launching new investment strategies, both active and indexed, and has significant expertise in sustainable investing (ESG and SRI) and gender-lens investing. Before co-founding Promethos, Ivka was lead portfolio manager of International Strategies at Boston Advisors. Prior to joining Boston Advisors in 2015, Ivka was a senior portfolio manager at Pax World Management, where she managed the Pax World International Fund and the Pax World Global Women's Equality Fund. Before Pax World, she managed international and global portfolios at State Street Global Advisors and Baring Asset Management, and was a global equity analyst at Independence Investments and at Putnam Investments. Early in her career, Ivka worked as a management consultant to large corporations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, including three years in Prague working on projects to privatize state-owned Czech companies.

Ivka's global investment expertise is enhanced by her experience living and working around the world and her ability to communicate effectively in English, French, German, Spanish and Czech. She earned a B.A. degree in biology from Harvard University, a Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an M.B.A from INSEAD.  Ivka currently serves on the boards of the Boston Economics Club, United Planet, and American Boronite Corporation.

Joe Sylvester

Director of Research and Product Strategy, Managing Partner

Joe has 27 years of experience in the asset management industry with a focus on international markets. His recent role was as Executive Director at JP Morgan leading the international desk in Boston for seven years. Previously, he was an Associate Portfolio Manager at CI investment's Cambridge Advisors. There, he played a key role in all international investments for Cambridge with a focus on the Cambridge Global Fund with Alan Radlo. Joe ran a sleeve of the Global fund and was sole PM on an EAFE separate account. Before Cambridge, Joe spent nine years covering Europe and international markets for Merrill Lynch as lead of their International desk. Joe spent four years at Midland Waywyn covering Canadian markets and three years at Scudder Funds in their investment group.

Joe earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Bates College and a Master's degree in Finance from Bentley University, McCallum School of Business.

John J. Linnehan

President, Managing Partner

John is a C-level executive with 27 years of experience building global investment management platforms, including at Pioneer Investments and Guggenheim Investments. He is a results-focused leader, driving industry leading growth and has expertise building business lines across investment products and within strategic market segments including institutions, intermediaries, and offshore. While at Pioneer Investments, John was a member of the executive management team, and instrumental in its global diversification including investments, distribution and servicing.  John served as Chief Financial Officer at AFLAC Global Investments and for five years as CFO and member of the Management Committee at Guggenheim Investments, a $200B global asset management firm.  Additionally, he was a senior member of the firm's Product Development Committee which was responsible for the design, repositioning and launch of investment strategies with over $25B AUM across fixed income, liquid alternatives and ETFs.

John is a CPA and earned a B.S. degree in Finance & Strategic Management from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

Jonathan Kabeya

Analyst

Jonathan joins Promethos with an array of industry experience in Europe. He previously worked in Luxembourg as a Client Service Operations specialist  at State Street Bank and as a Financial Auditor at Mazars. Prior to that he had done internships at Brown Brothers Harriman in Luxembourg and at Banque de France in the south of France. 

He earned both a Bachelor in International Business and a Master in International Finance from the Toulouse Business School in France.  Jonathan speaks three languages, French, Spanish and English, and completed one year of study abroad at the University of Valencia in Spain as an undergraduate. He also has a Master of Science in Finance degree from Brandeis University.

Ashraya Dixit

Analyst

Ash joins Promethos having previously worked as a Senior Impact analyst at Athena Capital Advisors. There he led the firm's landscape review on climate change and identified investable themes among private market strategies.  He has also worked with rural electricity user groups in Nepal and worked in development consulting with SiddharthInc. 

Ash is a  graduate of Grinnell College with a BA in Economics and Mathematics.  He is also a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a Master of International Business.  His thesis at Fletcher was on Sustainable Equity Funds and the Relationship of Quality Factor to Fund Performance.

Jacki Linnehan

Chief Administrative Officer

Jacki joins Promethos with over eight years of industry experience in client servicing and marketing at Pioneer Investments. She began in the legal requirements department of the shareholder servicing company before moving to the marketing programs division of the fund distributor. There Jacki focused on trade print advertising and internal and external public relations of the firm’s investment products, portfolio management talent and the international businesses of the parent company, The Pioneer Group, Inc.  Prior to Pioneer Investments, Jacki provided administrative support to the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Boston College.

Jacki has a B.A. degree in Communications from Boston College.

Thaddeus Leszczynski, JD, LLM

Chief Compliance Officer, CSA

Ted has over 30 years of global financial services legal experience. He has gained broad knowledge across multiple disciplines, having worked in the front office and back office of both large and small institutions. Ted is the founding member of CSA and has provided financial consulting services over the past nine years. He has served as the Chief Compliance Officer and general counsel for investment advisers, broker/dealers as well as commodity trading advisers. His clients have included Van Eck Associates, Prudential Insurance, Hornblower Fischer and Cavalieri Capital.

Ted also served as General Counsel and Vice President for Van Eck Associates for 10 years where he was responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for domestic and international asset management which offered multiple investment vehicles distributed through multiple channels. He developed a risk management program for hedge funds, developed and executed domestic and international compliance programs, and managed complex regulatory inspections and investigations that included the SEC, NASD and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Ted has also served as Senior Legal Counsel at Fidelity Investments and Corporate Counsel at The Dreyfus Corporation.

Ted earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and his law degree from Pace University School of Law. Ted has a LLM in Taxation also from NYU.

1Citywire, USA, 20 Top Female Portfolio Managers in the U.S. August 31, 2018. Citywire chose women who had top-quartile absolute
returns in their discipline and the highest levels of risk-adjusted returns over the past three years.
Morningstar Ratings TM The Morningstar absolute and percentile ranks are based on average annual total return relative to all funds in the
same Morningstar category, which includes both mutual funds and ETFs, and do not include the effect of sales charges. Absolute ranks are
assigned in descending order for each fund in the category, with 1 being the top performing fund. Funds with the same performance figure are
assigned the same absolute rank. The Morningstar 5 Star Rating is for the 3-year period ended December 31, 2018 in the International Fund
Category which consists of 644 mutual funds.
U.S. Lipper Fund Awards are granted annually to the fund in each Lipper classification that achieves the highest score for Consistent Return,
a measure of its historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers, and honor funds that have excelled in providing consistently strong riskadjusted
performance relative to their peers.

All investing involves risk and international investing has its owns set of unique risks. These are more described in more detail in Promethos
Capital's Form ADV Part 2A which may be obtained by calling Promethos Capital at 617 784 9250 and is available on the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission’s) website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

Contact Phone

(617) 535-9240

Promethos Capital

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