I am a Bocconi University, MS and Maastricht University, LLM graduate. I worked at PwC Luxembourg as a tax and accounting consultant for large global investment firms like JP Morgan, State Street, Schroders; I then founded my own start-up. I have been investing since 2011, when I started helping my family dealing with the crisis that hit Italy in that year and the consequent depression: I directly manage part of my family s equity portfolio and I advise on the remaining equity and real estate investments. I also make tactical cash allocations and I seldom cover fixed-income investments. I also advise close friends and other relatives on building a solid long-term portfolio, mostly in equities.