Middle and Back Office

Algebris has dedicated teams looking after the operations, finance, legal, IT and compliance functions. The Group COO communicates regularly with the department heads and is responsible for ensuring all processes are in place.

Anna Crompton

Anna Crompton

Group COO and General Counsel

Anna joined Algebris Investments as General Counsel in 2016 and took on the role of Group Chief Operating Officer in February 2020.

After graduating with a degree in law from Cambridge University in 2006, Anna joined leading law firm Allen & Overy LLP where she trained and qualified as a solicitor into the corporate department in 2009.

During her time there she focussed on M&A and ECM and completed two secondments at Barclays Capital and Lloyds Banking Group.

Prior to joining Algebris Investments, Anna spent two years as Group Deputy General Counsel at Shore Capital, an independent investment group listed on AIM and specialising in asset management, principal finance and equity capital market activities.

Craig Partington

Craig Partington

Group Senior HR Manager

Craig joined Algebris in 2019 as Global Senior HR Manager and is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of Algebris human resources plans and programmes worldwide.

Prior to Algebris, Craig spent almost 6 years at Kirkland & Ellis in London – a US law firm dealing predominately in private equity matters – where he oversaw a growth in headcount of around 350% and led the introduction or enhancement of a number of policies, procedures and initiatives. Before that he held a position at Cleary Gottlieb, another US law firm in London. Before joining Cleary, he worked in both New Zealand and Australia for around a year each. Outside of work, Craig enjoys sport, travelling, and exploring the coffee scene of any city he finds himself in.

Karina Cooper

Karina Cooper

Group Head of Compliance

Karina joined Algebris as Head of Compliance in 2018 and oversees compliance and regulatory matters for the firm globally.

Karina has over 18 years of compliance experience. Before joining Algebris, Karina was responsible for advising the private equity and alternatives business at PIMCO Europe.

Karina is a Japanese speaker and lives in London with her husband and young son.

Nazia Vorajee

Nazia Vorajee

Group Head of Operations

Nazia joined Algebris in 2016 as a Senior Operations Specialist and is now Head of Operations.

She has previously worked for TCI Fund Services where she provided operational support for TCI Fund Management and all the affiliated funds. Prior to that Nazia held middle office roles in Goldman Sachs, Jeffries and CQS.

Nazia holds a First Class Honours degree in Economics from Brunel University.

She is a keen traveller and in 2013, spent 7 months backpacking around South America and Antarctica.

Polina Hristova

Ireland CEO

Polina is the Chief Executive Officer of Algebris Investments (Ireland) Limited, the fund management company for Algebris UCITS and several AIF funds. Polina joined Algebris in 2016, and previously served as Assistant General Counsel, with responsibility for legal, regulatory, and commercial matters across the Algebris Group globally.

Polina is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England, and Wales. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics, UCLA, and the Irish Institute of Banking. 

Sean Pereira

Group CFO

Sean joined Algebris Investments as Chief Financial Officer in 2022 and oversees financial and reporting matters globally.

Sean has spent 25 years working in financial services covering several roles across Finance, Risk Management and Sales & Trading, primarily at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch where he focused on asset management and fund structuring.

Sean holds a BSc(Econ) in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He is also a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder

In his spare time, Sean enjoys motor racing and cricket, as well as raising money for charity through running and cycling.

Tommaso Cotroneo

Tommaso Cotroneo

Group CRO

Tom joined Algebris in 2017 as Chief Risk Officer. His main focus is on further development of the existing risk management framework and technology for the firm.

Before joining Algebris Tom was Global Head of Equity Derivatives Strategy as well as Head of UK Equity Derivatives Sales for UniCredit based in London.

Previously he spent many years in both Tokyo and Hong Kong, at first as a structurer with Merrill Lynch and then tasked with building the Equity Derivatives Trading and Structuring business for ANZ in Asia. Tom started his career as an Equity Derivatives Strategist at Merrill Lynch in London.

Tom is a trustee of Heartquake, a UK charity dedicated to raising funds for the earthquake hit areas of Central Italy; he is also actively involved in fundraising efforts for Solace Women’s Aid in London.

Tom holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Groningen and an MSc in Computer Engineering cum laude from the University of Napoli. A keen sportsman from a very young age, he still competes in long distance running and cycling events.