Gerald Banks

Gerald Banks / Guerman Aliev

Founder and Managing Partner

Gerald Banks, also called Guerman Aliev, is the founder and Managing Partner of successful investment management groups, Cipher Technologies and Altpoint Capital.

Having worked as Managing Director of Structured Products at Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Gerald has an affinity for innovative ideas, data analysis and brilliant execution.   

Originally from Russia, Gerald studied both the Japanese language and Economics in Tokyo before completing his graduate studies at London Business School. He also has a Masters in the Philosophy of Physics from Columbia University.

Gerald is an experienced investor with a passion for innovation and data analysis. He invested early in Lyft and Zoom, and has gained success with companies like TowerCo, Sanchez Resources and Ford Models.

During his downtime, Gerald spends time with his wife and three kids in Greenwich, CT. He enjoys the lifestyle and culture of Tokyo’s bustling streets, flying planes and delving into science and philosophy.


Gerald in the Press