Unio Capital's team includes professionals focused on investment activity, risk management, and trading. The team is supported by highly-experienced accounting, operations, investor relations/marketing, and legal & compliance professionals.
About the Firm
Unio Capital is an asset management firm that manages two fundamental equity strategies: a concentrated, US, long-only strategy and a long-biased, global equity hedge fund. Unio Capital was founded in 2012 by John Allison, its Chief Investment Officer.
About our Employees
Unio Capital is led by a team of highly-experienced investment professionals and supported by a staff of research, portfolio operations, accounting, investor relations & marketing, and legal & compliance professionals. Unio strategically outsources some of these functions to industry-leading partners.
Key Investment Professionals
John A. Allison
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Allison founded Unio Capital in 2012. He serves as CEO and Chief Investment Officer with overall responsibility for portfolio management. He has more than 30 years of investment experience managing funds for institutional and high-net-worth clients.
Raleigh G. Allison
Mr. Allison is Managing Director of Unio Capital and serves on its investment research and risk management committees. Mr. Allison has over 6 years of investment and financial industry experience.
Karen L. Glassman
Ms. Glassman is Managing Director of Unio Capital and serves as President and CEO of Unio Asset Management, a wholly-owned division of Unio Capital. Her responsibilities include all aspects of global marketing, branding, and client investment expertise.
Mr. Lebedin is a Managing Director of Unio Capital responsible for product development. Prior to joining Unio, Mr. Lebedin was global head of JP Morgan’s prime brokerage business, a leading provider of clearing and financing services for equity and fixed income hedge funds.
Raluca V. Alexander
Ms. Alexander is responsible for research and portfolio management for the global equities portion of the portfolio. She also covers global macro trends and identifies areas of systemic risk to aid the firm's portfolio risk management efforts.
Mr. Mantzavinos is an Associate at Unio Capital providing support to the research and investment teams. Mr. Mantzavinos has a B.A. in Finance from Boston University.
Board of Advisors
At the culmination of 38 years at PriceWaterhouse and then PwC, Mr. Carton's most recent responsibility was to run the firm’s Global Entertainment & Media practice where he chaired its business development and thought leadership efforts worldwide.
In addition to serving as lead engagement partner on the audits of some of the world’s largest companies, he has done large, varied mergers and acquisitions (up to $30 billion), post-merger integrations, and formation of corporate governance and risk management policies and systems. He has been Chair of the Audit Committees of Russell Reynolds and EMI Group where he has had key roles in matters such as CEO succession, Board composition and transformation, strategy formulation, and enterprise-wide risk management. His BS and MBA are from Rutgers University.
Mr. Georgescu spent 37 years at Young & Rubicam, culminating in his term as its transformative CEO & Chairman (1993–2000). At Y&R, where he was the first chairman born outside the United States, Mr. Georgescu created a proprietary model for managing global brands, became an industry-wide champion for unified communications and value-based accountability and compensation programs, and took what had been a private company, public.
Still Chairman Emeritus of Y&R, Mr. Georgescu has wide-ranging business involvements. He has been a director of Levi Strauss & Co., International Flavors & Fragrances, Toys R Us, EMI and Briggs & Stratton and is currently a director of Geeknet. Beyond business, he has been a director of A Better Chance, Polytechnic University, is Vice-Chair, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2006 he published his first book, The Sources of Success, on why personal values and creativity drive 21st Century business success. He was educated at Princeton (BA), Stanford (MBA), and elected to the Advertising Hall of Fame (2001).
In 1970, Mr. Nitze co-founded and is currently Chairman of Nitze, Stagen and Bedford Holding Company—both privately held companies that are primarily in the business of purchasing, developing, and managing real estate, while also investing in private equity and in a portfolio of liquid securities. In addition, he devotes significant time as a director of Charles Pratt & Co., a family financial management company.
Mr. Nitze's career began at Shearman & Sterling (1960–70) where he became a partner and did litigation, general corporate work, and tax law. He has been a director of numerous companies including First Bank (New Haven), The Aspen Skiing Corporation, and American Exploration Company, Inc. In the charitable realm, he is Lifetime Trustee and member of the Finance Committee, the Professional Children’s School and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board, NYU Center for Global Affairs. He was educated at Harvard (BA) and at Harvard Law School (LLB).