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Javier Macaya, A91 & Angelos Metaxa, A91

About them

Javier Macaya is the founder and CEO of the New York- and London-based investment bank Athelera, LLC. Throughout his career he has represented clients in transactions valued over $20 billion, acting as financial advisor to many leading companies, entrepreneurs and family groups throughout the Americas and Europe in the telecommunications, consumer products, media, retail and financial services industries. His Tufts degree was in quantitative economics.

Angelos Metaxa is a founding partner of Capital Management Advisors Group. CMA oversees more than $2.3 billion in alternative investments, specializing in multi-manager hedge fund portfolios. CMA has made more than 100 investments in hedge funds and actively monitors approximately 600 hedge funds. His Tufts degree was in economics.

On creating social entrepreneurs

Angelos: Definitely the common interest we had was in social entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation. Students in the Empower Program have done some impressive things. For example, they helped set up one of the first microfinance operations in Africa.

Javier: Look at the talent that Sherman Teichman, director of the Institute for Global Leadership, is able to attract to this university. Ours is a very modest contribution compared to what they are doing. The projects developed under this program create jobs, and give people some dignity and self respect.

How Tufts helped shape their perspective

Angelos: Tufts was eye-opening. There was a large international crowd that made me feel comfortable in a new country. Over the four years I spent here the international experience was very important to me. My economics studies led me to pursue a career in finance.

Javier: It is inspiring and beautiful when you see people with great ability contribute that talent to the common good rather than their own personal gain. What sets Tufts apart is its ability to attract people of that mindset.