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 HR Director

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.


Dimitrios Karadimos

Group CRO

Dimitri joined Algebris as a Risk manager in 2019 and took on the role of Chief Risk Office in April 2024. His primary focus has been on developing the firm’s liquidity monitoring capabilities, operational risk framework and, more recently, on establishing and furthering the ESG risk monitoring function.

Prior to joining Algebris, he spent 15 years at a London-based hedge fund in various front office roles. He led the development of Equities and Futures Order Management Systems, developing Algorithmic trading as a Quantitative Developer. As a risk Manager, he oversaw technology risk and sat in the investment committee reviewing signal generation in systematic strategies. Before this, he held various software engineering roles in telecommunications and logistics.

Dimitri holds an MEng degree in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF).

Giovanni Barassi

Group CTO

Giovanni has been Group Chief Technology Officer for Algebris Investments since September 2023. His CTO role is focused on driving technological innovation and efficiency and ensuring that the highest level of cybersecurity is enforced across the business.

Giovanni joined the Algebris in 2019 to start up and manage Algos, the firm’s dedicated team specialised in the management of our private credit offering focused on non-performing loans.

Prior to joining Algebris, Giovanni was Head of Digital and Open Innovation at Unipol Group, where he was instrumental in establishing the new division and launching a number of innovative digital insurance initiatives. Before this, he held roles at Accenture, a publishing company and a NPL startup, now one of the well-known top four NPL European specialist managers.

Giovanni holds a degree in chemical engineering from Milan Polytechnic. He has three children and in his spare time, enjoys skiing, sailing (also participating in national competitions)and is a committed music lover and DJ.

Joss Stafford

Head of Finance

Joss joined Algebris Investments in March 2022 as Head of Finance. His primary focus is overseeing financial and reporting matters across the Group. 

He has 20 years’ experience working across financial services, most recently as Financial Controller at a private Bank, and various roles at Global Bank including Head of Financial Control for Africa Retail & Business Bank in South Africa. Joss holds a BSc in Accounting from the University of Hull and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has two children and is a keen sportsman, who was a competitive Squash player in his youth. He now enjoys running with a few half marathon’s completed in recent years.

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.