East West Private Wealth
Alexander Kalis holds the position of Managing Director & Co-Founder of Milltrust International Group which also includes Milltrust’s global multi-family office, East West Private Wealth. In his capacity as Group Head of Investments & Sustainability, he oversees the investment teams, which operate across both Public Equities and Private Markets. Within the Public Equities sector, Alexander co-manages the multiple-award-winning Climate Impact Asia Fund. This trailblazing environmental impact equity fund, launched in partnership with WWF-Hong Kong, has been a significant initiative, with Alexander playing an instrumental role in its inception. Additionally, he shares portfolio management responsibilities for the Milltrust Global Emerging Markets Fund. In the realm of Private Markets, Alexander spearheads the Group’s venture capital investments with a focus on Food, Health, and Planet. He serves as Portfolio Manager of Milltrust’s Venture Capital and Real Assets funds, notably The British Innovation Fund II and British Care Investments. He also oversees Milltrust’s co-investment platform, offering unique direct investment opportunities in ground-breaking early-stage companies to professional investors. Prior to the acquisition in November 2021 of Milltrust’s AgTech and Science-centric subsidiary, Milltrust Agricultural Investments, Alexander managed the $100m British Innovation Fund I and the MAI Buy & Lease Australia and New Zealand farmland funds. Separately, Alexander serves as an Independent Expert at EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s premier public-private partnership dedicated to addressing climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies. This institution is backed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. With a professional journey spanning over two decades, Alexander has been associated with elite asset management entities such as Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management and Santander Asset Management, managing several USD billion in assets for institutional clients. He founded Think Alternative Advisors LLP, an Emerging Markets research and advisory firm, which later merged with Milltrust International Group in 2010. A polyglot, Alexander is proficient in English, French, and Dutch. He is an alumnus of the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, where he earned a Master’s in Management, graduating with honours.