Luca Avellini is a Partner with JCI Capital,an independent and FCA regulated UK company offering Asset Management, Investment Advisory, Capital Markets and Research services. Formerly President of the Global Custodian Institute, the training and consulting arm of Asset International based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Mr. Avellini started his career as a commodity trader in Paris and benefits from more than 20 years' experience in the equity derivatives, foreign exchange, and risk management departments of several top investment banks and trading firms, most recently UBS in London and New York. He has followed the hedge fund industry very closely since its early days. He holds a Masters degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York and a BS in Economics from the University of Pavia, Italy. Author of several articles about derivatives and risk management, he has acted as adviser to a number of financial firms including Bank Julius Baer and Black Pearl. Former marketing director at FinTuition in London, he still trains the firm's institutional clients in the area of hedge fund analysis. Luca is a regular guest lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business' Master of Financial Engineering program, and he is a frequent speaker at industry events.