Elena Ambrosiadou - Opalesque.TV interview, Part 1 Elena Ambrosiadou is one of the world's most successful hedge fund managers. She is the CEO of IKOS which commenced trading in London in 1993 as one of the first hedge funds in Europe. IKOS conducts high frequency trading and trades all major asset classes. The company currently employs 15 PhDs and firmly believes that success in the high frequency space requires "a combination of science, technology and business skills, a capital investment in trading infrastructure and a dedication to the scientific method." Ms. Ambrosiadou, a trained chemical engineer once responsible for running chemical factories and production processes, shares fascinating insights about risk management, how to manage the evolutionary process in a firm, and what it takes for a hedge fund to succeed in the long term.