Key Team Members

Alexios Alexiou
Principal & CIO


Mr. Alexiou has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets. Since May 2012 he has been an Associate Member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”) and registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, listed as Principal of Global Vista Advisors, LLC (NFA ID: 0437777).

He began trading his own accounts in 1991. Since 1999, he has been co-managing his family office with investments of over 75mln€ in real estate and securities. Mr. Alexiou has also worked as a broker and portfolio manager in several investment services companies based in Athens, Greece and advises non-US clients on trade related strategies. After being the general director of Global Vista Alternative Investment Fund SPC, an offshore fund for non-US investors , in January 2012 he established Global Vista Advisors, LLC in the USA.  

Mr. Alexiou attends trading workshops and competitions around the world and has won 1st place in Milan in 2014 and 3rd place in Paris in 2014. He holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from the American College of Greece and holds a Certificate in Investment Management by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the UK, while he is registered with the Hellenic Capital Market Commission as a portfolio manager. These certificates authorize him to trade products such as securities, derivatives, forex etc. In the past he worked in the broadcasting industry with his own radio and TV shows. He was also the principal and general director of an advertising firm based in Athens Greece. Mr. Alexiou is also an airplane and helicopter commercial pilot, with a flight instructor rating by the FAA and the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, as well as a marathon runner.


Nikolaos Merlemis, PhD
Head of Research
& Trading Risk Modeling


Dr. Merlemis is responsible for the trading risk modeling of the Global Vista programs. Since June 2012 he has been an Associate Member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”) and registered as an Associated Person of Global Vista Advisors, LLC (NFA ID: 0442802). Dr. Merlemis has over 17 years of investment experience, trading his own capital in securities and derivatives.

He began his career in 1992 as a software programmer for the Hellenic Petroleum Group. From 1995 to 1999, he was the network administrator and IT consultant of the Science and Technology Park of Crete. Dr. Merlemis was co-founder of Digital Promotion Services Ltd in 1999, an advertisement company implementing laser projections for outdoor advertising purposes. Since 2004 he has been an adjunct assistant Professor at the general department of Physics and since 2013 at the department of Energy Technology Engineering of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

Dr. Merlemis obtained a BSc in Physics from the University of Patras (1993), an MSc in Atomic & Molecular Physics (1995) and a PhD (2002) in Physics & Quantum Optics both from the University of Crete. He is an author of 26 publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings.


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