Kythera is the newest financial services endeavor of its founder, Alexander Mucelli. Mr. Mucelli founded Kythera Capital Management in 2008, establishing its corporate headquarters in Darien, Connecticut.
Kythera Capital Management LLC in the height of the Financial Crisis sought to provide bespoke financing solutions to distressed European financial institutions in order to invest in strong, well-capitalized banks in CEE. Their concentration in the markets from Russia, CIS, CEE and Turkey was characterized by building lasting relationships with leading families in the region whose financing often came from the banks which was the catalyst for expansion in these vibrant communities. The team recognized the importance of access to capital to sustain an economy. The team, many with deep cultural awareness and understanding of the cultures, history, geopolitical influences and strong operating and technical expertize, was critical to our success in the early days of the Firm.
We worked closely with our clients to achieve their objectives and were willing to invest our own capital into these businesses side-by-side with our clients, taking the same risks. As companies sought capital for foreign expansion, we too expanded with them helping them make investments from Turkey into China, from Poland into other CEE countries, from the US into Central America. Our practice of aligning our interests with our clients, applying a prudent and patient approach to our projects and having a deep understanding the business and objectives of the families has never changed.
Alex Mucelli brings a record of success in building financial services institutions, and contributing to the financial sector via leadership positions with major market players across diverse subsectors ranging investment banking, asset management, private banking, U.S. and international equities and alternative asset management. Alex’s success was accelerated by his desire to listen, learn quickly and his willingness to make the hard choices but also to build solutions for the long-term where the benefits accrue to all the stakeholders. This has resulted in Alex finding solutions often not seen by others.
His distinguished career includes serving as an Executive Vice President and a member of the Investment Committee at Graham Capital Management, a Connecticut-based global macro hedge fund manager, and tenure as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Client Services at Arden Asset Management, LLC, a New York based fund of hedge funds. His early career included eight years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in leadership roles within the firm’s sales and trading businesses, Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, and the Investment Banking Division.
Prior to entering the financial services industry, Alex served in the New York City Mayoral Administrations of Edward I. Koch, David N. Dinkins, and Rudolph W. Giuliani. Alex graduated with a BS degree from Hamilton College in 1986.