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ACADEMIC HISTORY: CPA Australia - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Graduate Certificate of Mineral and Energy Economics (Curtin University) - Bachelor of Accounting (University of South Australia) - Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law ) (Curtin University)
Private real estate & retail investor. Mostly involved in long term investments in commercial, semi-industrial and residential properties in key eastern European regions with growth potential since 1990s. Trading intermarket spreads and non directional option strategies on NYMEX, CBOT & ICE profitably since 2008. In favour of alternative investments such as numismatics, art and other memorabilia. Diversifying in dividend paying stocks worldwide with occasional contrarian approach.
Finance professional with more than 15 years of experience in traditional portfolio management and alternative investments. Contrarian in style, focusing on producing yield on a consistent basis.
I started his career as a bond manager for "BPER" in Italy, then leaving for Asia to work as event-driven analyst for "BFIT", active in the arbitrage space and spotting turnaround situations. At the beginning of the new millennium I moved to Switzerland. At "Banca Commerciale Italiana (Suisse)" I became head of US Equity Research and started the fund of hedge funds business of the company. Later I have been covering frontier emerging markets for a Global Macro hedge fund before managing the listed portion of the "Oak Fund" (a Cayman-based offshore fund). In 2007 I was appointed as Head of Global Strategy at "Fideuram Bank Suisse", in charge of multi-asset discretionary mandates.
Today I am independent asset allocator for institutional investors. I focus my attention on areas such as commodities, closed-end funds and emerging markets.
Since 1994 I have been a regular contributor to various financial magazines in Italy (such as "Borsa & Finanza" and "Il Mondo") and speaker at investment conferences around the globe.
My views on the markets are published at globallocator.blogspot.com.