Mark Cachia is CIO and Head of Alternative Investments - Portfolio Management for Erste Group Bank AG, based in Vienna, Austria. The group manages funds of hedge funds, makes direct investments in hedge funds and markets, has several seed investments, and now has extensive experience in workout situations, especially in emerging markets. Prior to taking the lead role in July 2010, he led the research efforts and portfolio construction for the group’s fund of hedge fund products and proprietary investments.
Mr. Cachia joined the Alternative Investment Group at Erste Bank in 2003. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Hedge Fund Analyst at Hennessee Group, LLC in New York. He began his career at Garban LLC (part of ICAP) in 1994 as an institutional bond broker.
Mr. Cachia received a Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Boston College in 1994.