A man takes a snapshot of a stock index in the lobby of the Athens Stock Exchange in Athens on August 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
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MetLife MFC's Vasileios Antoniadis made money in Greek stocks even as the country's drawn-out bailout talks with creditors roiled markets.The benchmark ASE Index slid 18 percent as months of negotiations and capital controls spurred fears Greece may leave the euro.The 45-year-old fund manager, who helps oversee 19.3 million euros ($21.5 million) at MetLife MFC, has managed money in Greece for almost half his life.Greek banks have tumbled 69 percent this year, and consumer-discretionary companies have fallen more than 10 percent.The operator of the Athens bourse held cash and equivalents of 151 million euros at the end of June, or 48 percent of its market value, data compiled by Bloomberg show.It swung to profit in the first three months of 2015 after five straight quarters of losses.While Antoniadis' picks are paying off this year, the fund lost 32 percent in 2014, more than the 29 percent drop for the ASE.
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