George Castrounis, chief investment officer and co-founder of Maple Leaf Capital, an investment management company founded in 2002 with offices in London and Hong Kong. The firm manages client assets in the areas of volatility trading (Revolver Fund) and crash protection (SHIELD overlay program) among other strategies. The firm’s largest hedge fund, the Maple Leaf Macro Volatility Fund with peak assets of US$ 1 billion in 2008, traded quantitative based volatility strategies with a macro approach. The fund was split into two parts in 2010 – macro (managed account) and pure quantitative volatility trading (Maple Leaf Revolver Fund). Maple Leaf is regulated by the FSA (London) and SFC (Hong Kong). Prior to Maple Leaf, Mr. Castrounis was at Credit Suisse First Boston in London responsible for equity derivatives trading of technology and financial sectors. Before, he was responsible for stock derivatives trading in German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Southern European, and European Emerging markets. He began his career with Citibank in the Financial Engineering and the Interest Rate Derivatives area in 1995 in Toronto, then New York and London in equity derivatives. Mr. Castrounis studied economics and graduated with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1995.