SPEAKERS 2017 EDITION

In this section you can see speakers confirmed. More speakers will join in the following weeks.


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Giovanni Bossi, CEO, Banca IFIS

Innovator of the Italian banking system, Giovanni Bossi has been CEO of Banca IFIS since 1995. Previously, he was a corporate manager in State-controlled companies and has worked in various groups. Graduated in Economics and Commerce at Trieste University, he was a lecturer in the Science of Finance and Financial Law Department of LUISS University in Rome from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Bossi has also been the author of essays on the tranfer of taxation from income to wealth and on the revision of the Italian Social Security System.

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Tommaso Arenare, Egon Zehnder

Tommaso Arenare, based in Milan, focuses on investment banking, retail banking, infrastructure & financial services at large. He is a trusted advisor in solutions that require CEO succession, executive search, leadership development, corporate governance and board consulting. Tommaso is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services, Board Consulting, Infrastructure and Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practices.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Tommaso gained nine years of experience in corporate and investment banking. He was a Financial Analyst Corporate Banking with HSBC in Milan, then joined Citi’s Global Relationship Banking team in Milan and London. Within Citigroup, he moved to SchroderSalomonSmithBarney’s European Investment Banking business, where he worked on equity capital markets transactions for Italian names. He subsequently moved to the Equity Capital Markets desk of JPMorgan, continuing to focus on IPOs, rights issues, and convertible bonds for Italian names.

Tommaso earned a cum laude Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, is an Italian Chartered Accountant and has completed the International Executive Programme at INSEAD.

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Alfredo Balzotti, Managing Director and CEO,  Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l.

Degree in Economics from “La Sapienza” University of Rome and more than 20 years experience in finance, accounting and real estate management, including distressed debt management.

Alfredo started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers working in the Rome and Houston (Texas) offices. Before joining HETA Asset Resolution Group, Alfredo was Chief Executive Officer at RREEF Italy, the Italian real estate management company owned by the Deutsche Bank Group. In the past he was also Director Finance & Operations at Archon Group Italy, the real estate platform and investment management company owned by Goldman Sachs.

In 2013 he joined the Italian NPL company of Hypo Bank and, after a successful turnaround, the company was purchased by Bain Capital Credit at the beginning of 2017.

Alfredo now heads Aquileia Capital Services S.r.l., the Italian NPL platform of Bain Capital Credit, which has become one of the most active players on the NPL market in Italy.

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Francesca Carafa, CEO, Gextra srl s.u. Lindorff

After 10 years in consumer credit market, where she was Credit Monitoring and Legal Contentious Manager, in 2003 she has been part of Tarida spa (now part of Cerved Group) constitution, of which she has been CEO since 2003 until 2009. Since 2010 she is CEO of Gextra srl, company that last April has been sold by Dobank to Lindorff.

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Giuseppe Castagna, CEO,  Banco BPM

Mr. Giuseppe Castagna serves as Chief Executive Officer of Banco BPM Società per Azioni. Mr. Castagna serves as the Managing Director, General Manager and Member of Management Board at Banca Popolare di Milano S.p.A. Mr. Castagna served as General Manager of Intesa Sanpaolo SpA. He served as Regional Director of Campania Basilicata Calabria and Puglia – ‘Banca dei Territori’ Division at Intesa Sanpaolo SpA since October 2009. Mr. Castagna served as Head of Corporate Relations of Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. until October 2009. He serves as a Director of Banco BPM Società per Azioni.

He has been a Director of Banca Akros S.p.A. since March 19, 2014. He served as a Board Member of IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR SpA. He served as a Director of Bank of Alexandria (S.A.E).

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John Fell, Deputy Director General, European Central Bank

John Fell is the Deputy Director General for Macroprudential Policy & Financial Stability in the ECB. He is also the chair or co-chair of a number of international working groups – including the Eurosystem’s Macroprudential Policy Group (MPPG), the European Systemic Risk Board’s (ESRB) Instrument Working Group (IWG), and the ESRB’s task force on stress-testing. He is a member of the ECB’s Financial Stability Committee, the ESRB’s Advisory Technical Committee (ATC), the Financial Stability Board’s Analytical Group on Vulnerabilities (AGV) and the EU Financial Services Committee. He led the stress-testing work for the ECB’s “comprehensive assessment” in 2014 as well as EU-wide banking sector stress-tests coordinated by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) (2009, 2010) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) (2011, 2014). His crisis management experience is extensive, including leading ECB financial sector work for EU/IMF financial assistance programs and he was a member of (“troika”) program negotiation teams in several euro area countries (e.g. in Ireland, Portugal and Spain). Between 2003 and 2010 he was Head of the ECB’s Financial Stability Division and Editor of the ECB’s Financial Stability Review from its launch in 2004. Before moving to the financial stability area in 2003, he was an Adviser on capital market and financial structure issues in the Monetary Policy Directorate of the ECB. Prior to joining the ECB in 1998, as a principal economist, he held various positions at the European Monetary Institute (EMI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. John holds postgraduate degrees in Economics (1987) and in Finance (1993) from University College Dublin and Dublin City University respectively, both with first class honours. He has published his research on financial stability and other issues in several academic journals.

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Giovanna Gallì, Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Giovanna Gallì is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Services Practice and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to her client work focusing on executive searches, leadership solutions and support to Boards. Throughout her career, Giovanna held numerous leadership roles at GE Capital. During her tenure, she worked with the M&A team in London, focusing on consumer and commercial finance deals mainly in southern Europe. She then became the head of business development for Italy, responsible for all financial divisions across the organization. She led several integration and restructuring processes within the GE group, with a main emphasis on sales and marketing.

  • Giovanna began her career with J.P. Morgan Milan as a financial analyst before transferring to the bank’s derivatives marketing division in London.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Giovanna worked for Banca Popolare di Milano as the head of pricing, performance management and communication.
  • Giovanna is a member of Intheboardroom, a program dedicated to providing female senior executives with the skills needed for board service.  She has also served as a board member in organizations owned by quoted companies.

 

She holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and a master’s degree in international marketing and finance from ESADE (Spain).

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Marco Giaccone, Director, UBI Banca

Marco joined UBI Banca as Director in 2004. Since 2012 he has been leading the Group NPL Governance Unit reporting to the Group Head of NPL. Before then he has been leading different offices in the Capital Management and Credit Risk Management Area and has lead the Group Chief Commercial Office Staff.

Before joining UBI Banca, Marco has worked for 6 years for Oliver Wyman in London, leading Credit Risk and Capital Management consulting projects in UK, Spain, Portugal, Singapore and Italy.

Marco graduated cum laude at Turin School of Economics, spending a semester at Boston University.

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Edoardo Ginevra, Banco BPM

Edoardo Ginevra leads Banco BPM NPL Unit since January 2017, date of the merger between Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano. He comes from Banco BPM, where he covered the CRO position.

After achieving a MD in Political Economy in Milan, Bocconi University, Edoardo started his career in Bank of Italy, where between 1990 and 1999 he worked as a credit institution examiner in the Banking Supervision Department.
After this experience, Edoardo embraced the consulting industry, where he had the opportunity to get in contact and collaborate with a wide range of banks, based in Europe and in the Emerging Markets:

  • Between 1999 and 2012, Edoardo worked in McKinsey, getting elected partner in 2005. Here he contributed to several banking projects, both in Europe and in Middle East & Africa, developing specific expertise in credit process restructuring and enterprise risk management.
  • From 2012 to 2015 Edoardo has been a partner in Oliver Wyman European Finance & Risk practice, continuing and further strengthening his previous experiences and focusing especially in Italy and South-East European markets

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Zachary Lewy, Founder and Group Chief Investment Officer, Arrow Global

Mr. Lewy is Arrow Global’s founder (2005) and currently serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer leading origination, corporate development, and external relations. He has 16 years of executive experience in debt purchase, debt collections, and contact centre management. Previously, he worked at Vertex in various roles including corporate development director and President of Vertex North America where he was the global product owner for debt management. Mr. Lewy was co-founder and executive director of 7C, a UK-based call-centre operator, which was acquired from AT&T in 1998 and sold to Vertex in 2002. He has a degree in economics with honours from Princeton University and a certificate in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University.

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Fabio Longo, Managing Director in the Non-Performing Loan and Real Estate team, Bain Capital Credit.

Mr. Longo joined Bain Capital Credit in 2013. He is a Managing Director in the Non-Performing Loan and Real Estate team that is part of Distressed and Special Situations and is based in Bain Capital Credit’s London office. Previously, Mr. Longo was a Principal in the European Principal Finance Fund at Apollo investing in non-performing loan portfolios and real estate assets being disposed by European financial institutions. Mr. Longo started his career in the Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Longo received an M.Eng. from University of Cambridge and MIT.

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Pierre Lussato, managing director, Bayview

Mr. Lussato joined Bayview in 2015 and is responsible for it’s European business. Since 2003, Mr. Lussato has been active in the European Markets with a focus on Non Performing Loans, CMBS and Private Equity transactions in his roles at Lehman Brothers, TPG Credit and Resolution Property. Mr. Lussato has actively invested in Germany, Poland, the UK and Italy where he is responsible for developing Bayview’s local presence. Mr. Lussato began his career as an Investment Banker at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco in 1998 and was a Non Performing Loan trader at Lehman Brothers between 2003-2008. Between 2009-2015, Mr. Lussato held various positions with TPG Credit and Resolution Property focusing on CMBS, NPLs and Real Estate opportunities across Europe. He holds a BSc from Babson College in Boston where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and holds an MBA from INSEAD in 2003 after also having studied at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Massimo Massimilla, CEO, Algebris Italy.

Massimo has been with Algebris since inception in Summer 2006 and for 9 years has been responsible for investments in Europe, Latin America and Turkey, contributing also to fund raising in the same regions. Massimo is recognised globally as a top professional investor and expert in the financial sector, with press coverage across Italy, UK, US and Brazil.
In Autumn 2015 Massimo was named CEO of Algebris Italy, assuming new responsibilities as the company expanded its offering in Private Assets by launching two funds focused on Non-Performing Loans backed by real estate in Italy.
Prior to Algebris, Massimo worked in corporate finance at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, focusing on the European financial sector.
Massimo graduated cum laude at Bocconi University in Milan, during the graduation period he spent a semester at the New York University. Massimo is an italian native, but he also speaks Portuguese and English fluently.

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Antonella Pagano, Head of Italian Operations, Lindorff

After 17 years at PwC, at the start of 2016 Ms. Pagano joined Lindorff. In Pwc she developed a great experience focusing on non-performing loans (NPL), as well as financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, valuations and corporate finance. During her time in PwC, Antonella was a member of the European Portfolio Advisory Group. Part of her assignment in Lindorff will be to integrate the operations of the Milan-based debt purchasing agency Cross Factor, one of the oldest debt purchasing companies in Italy.

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Paolo Petrignani, CEO, Quaestio Capital

Previously, Paolo was Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management in Milan, responsible for UHNW and Family Offices. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at JP Morgan in Milan and Geneva.

With more than 25 years of financial experience, he started his career as an Investment Banker for Salomon Brothers in New York and London within the M&A and Corporate Finance sectors.

Paolo holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) diploma.

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Andrea Presbitero, Economist, International Monetary Fund

Andrea F. Presbitero (PhD Università Politecnica delle Marche, MA University of Sussex) is Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, and Assistant Professor (on leave) at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy). He has served as a Consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the IMF on debt sustainability and growth issues. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals on empirical banking, development economics, and fiscal policy. He is Associate Editor of Economia (LACEA). His research is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/presbitero/

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Mario Quagliariello, Head of the Risk Analysis Unit, European Banking Authority (EBA)

Mario Quagliariello is currently the Head of the Risk Analysis Unit at the European Banking Authority (EBA), responsible – among other things – for regular risk assessment, stress testing and benchmarking of internal models.He is the Chair of the EBA Task Force on Macroprudential Matters and of the Task Force on Supervisory Benchmarking. Until 2014 he also coordinated the work of the Stress Test Methodological Task Force. Before joining the EBA, he served as a senior economist in the Regulation and Supervisory Policies Department of Banca d’Italia, the Italian central bank. He has been the representative of Banca d’Italia in a number of international working groups dealing with financial stability issues at the ECB, CEBS, IMF and the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision. His interests concern macroprudential analysis and stress tests, Basel III and procyclicality, the economics of financial regulation.Mario has published several articles in Italian and international journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, SUERF Studies and Risk. He edited the volume Stress Testing the Banking System: Methodologies and Applications, published by Cambridge University Press. For Riskbooks he co-edited the volume Basel III and Beyond: A Guide to banking regulation after the Crisis and edited Europe’s New Supervisory Toolkit: Data, Benchmarking and Stress Testing for Banks and their Regulators.He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of York (United Kingdom).

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Costanza Ramorino, Head of HR CEO Function – Global Risk Management & Audit at UniCredit

After the degree in Law at the Università Cattolica, Ms. Ramorino is Head of HR CEO Function – Global Risk Management & Audit at UniCredit.
Ms. Ramorino covered different roles in the Unicredit Group, both in Italy and abroad, with tasks of team integration and strategy and operations.
She started her career in Total EP as Internal Communication Coordinator.

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Umberto Rasori, Executive board member of Zenith Service S.p.A.

Umberto Rasori is an executive board member of Zenith Service S.p.A., a leading Master Servicer in Italy, and he is responsible for origination and special projects. Zenith is currently Master servicing more than 20 billion euro of assets. In 2017 the Company obtained the upgrade of its rating as Master Servicer to Strong by Standard and Poor’s. Umberto has 18-years of experience in Securitisation and Debt Capital Markets working for primary investment banks and financial institutions in London, Frankfurt and Milan. Initially at ABN AMRO Bank and later at Dresdner Bank, where he was Head of Securitisation and FIG DCM for Italy, Umberto originated and structured transactions for all asset classes (Rmbs, Cmbs, Npl, Sme, Clo, Consumer, Cqs, Leasing, Trade Receivables) for an amount in excess of 60 billion euros. He graduated cum laude at Bocconi University.

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Emanuele Rosetti Zannoni, Managing Director of Cerberus European Capital Advisors, LLP

Mr. Rosetti joined Cerberus in 2007. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Rosetti worked in private equity at CVC Capital Partners in Milan from 2004 to 2007. He was with Fortress Investment Group in their European private equity team in London from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Rosetti was with Goldman Sachs Real Estate Principal Investment Area (Whitehall) in London from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Rosetti is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan.

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Alessandro Vandelli, Chief Executive Officer, BPER.

Alessandro Vandelli graduated with honours in Economics and Commerce from Modena University in 1984. He subsequently attended various management training courses. He has collaborated with business associations in the publication of various research papers and has lectured at university.

He has been an employee of the Bank since 1984, over the years filling numerous management positions: in 1992 he was Head of Accounts Analysis at the Credit and Loans Department; after gaining experience in the branch network, in 1996 he was called upon to start up the Corporate Finance sector; in 2005 he was Head of the Equity Investments and Special Projects Unit; in 2007 he took on the role of Central Manager with responsibility for the Group Strategy and Management Department; in 2008 he was appointed Deputy General Manager; in 2010 he transferred to Banco di Sardegna and served as General Manager. On 1 July 2012 he returned to Banca popolare dell’Emilia Romagna as Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. Since 17 December 2013 is a Director of BPER.

Since 16 April 2014 he holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of BPER.

Offices currently held in the BPER Group: Director of BPER Services S.C.p.A. and Bper Credit Management S.C.p.A..

In the BPER Group he has also been Director of Metelliana S.p.A., Meliorbanca S.p.A., Banca della Campania S.p.A. and Em.Ro. Popolare S.p.A.

He has also been Deputy Chairman of Arca S.g.r. S.p.A. and Director of Arca Merchant S.p.A., Promac S.p.A., Finduck Group S.p.A., Imco S.p.A. and Alba Leasing S.p.A., he has also served on the investment committees of various private equity funds.

He is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of ABI ‐ Associazione Bancaria Italiana; Director of FITD ‐ Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi and Deputy Chairman of Unione Fiduciaria S.p.A. Is a Member of the Governing Council of FeBAF ‐ Federazione delle Banche, delle Assicurazioni e della Finanza (banking, insurance and finance federation).

SPEAKERS 2016 EDITION


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Razi Amin, Managing Partner, Aspen Capital Solutions LLC

Razi Amin is a Managing Partner at Aspen Capital Solutions LLC and a Senior Advisor to IFC, where he helps IFC’s client banks globally to de-risk their bank balance sheets by establishing local and regional investment & servicing platforms that restructure and recapitalize SMEs and small corporates with new money from 3rd party investors.
Razi has 25 years of experience in building commercial- and investment-banking businesses in New York, London and Hong Kong in sourcing, structuring, investing, and de-risking high-yield, stressed and distressed assets, including loans, RMBS, CMBS, ABS, CLOs and credit derivatives.
Razi held various leadership roles – including Managing Director and Joint Head of Debt Capital Markets and Chief Investment Officer – at major global banks, including JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, MerrillLynch, BNP Paribas, and Mizuho Alternative Investments LLC. Razi received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

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Giovanni Bossi, CEO, Banca IFIS

Innovator of the Italian banking system, Giovanni Bossi has been CEO of Banca IFIS since 1995. Previously, he was a corporate manager in State-controlled companies and has worked in various groups. Graduated in Economics and Commerce at Trieste University, he was a lecturer in the Science of Finance and Financial Law Department of LUISS University in Rome from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Bossi has also been the author of essays on the tranfer of taxation from income to wealth and on the revision of the Italian Social Security System.

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Jose Brena, Head of Distressed Asset Management, UniCredit

José Brena is the Head of Distressed Asset Management at UniCredit, where he develops and executes sales from UniCredit’s impaired portfolio. Before this, Mr. Brena was Head of Group Special Credit, responsible for overseeing UniCredit’s restructuring activities. He has more than 25 years’ experience in restructuring, structured finance and private equity in Europe and the US. 

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Claudio Corsini, ex President & C E O, REV.

2016 REV Gestione Crediti, President & C E O; 2009 -2011, Banco Desio Lazio President & C E O; 2007-2009 Consulting; Banca Arner, Board Member in industrial companies; 1999-2007 Cassa di Risparmio di Asti President; 1993 -1999 Cassa di Risparmio di Reggio Emilia Vice President – business; 1979 -1993 Cooperbanca Vice President – resources; 1976-1979 Ceramiche Sadon CFO; 1974-1976 Vendesco CFO; 1972-1974 Fincar Financial Analist. Education – Professional  Business Training (SDA Bocconi, Galgano, Ambrosetti, SADIBA, ABI, SUMMIT, ASSB, ISDA); 1976 LUISS Guido Carli Roma Laurea in Economia e Commercio ; 1972 Scuola di Amministrazione Industriale Torino Master in Business; 1969 Scuola di Amministrazione Industriale Torino Bachelor Degree, Finance major; 1967 Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Scaruffi Reggio E.; Accounting Technical High School Diploma; 1966 Barrington High School USA High School Diploma.

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Charles de Munter, Regional Director Mid Europe, Hoist Finance

Charles de Munter is an Hoist Finance employee since 2013. Born in 1973, he attended the International Management Program, Vlerick Business School and higher education in Business Management, Mercator Gent, Belgium.
Previously Mr. de Munter was Regional Director of France, Benelux, Italy and Poland at Hoist Finance.
He held various positions at Intrum Justitia, he was General Manager for Krebes NV, chairman of EOS Netherlands, board member of the supervisory board of EOS Credirec (France) and Regional Director Benelux and France for EOS Holding.

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Carlo Ferraresi, CFO, Cattolica Assicurazioni

Mr. Ferraresi grew up and went to school in Venice, graduating at Padova University. At the age of 23 he moved to London to work as reinsurance underwriter for Assicurazioni Generali.
Two years later he returned to Italy to complete his Master in Business Administration at SDA Bocconi. He then went back to Assicurazioni Generali in Trieste where he worked for two years in the Corporate Finance office as part of CEO’s staff. From here he moved to Marsh Group working in Risk Financing team.
Four years later he was hired by Arthur Andersen and Deloitte where he worked for six years as Senior Director responsible for Consultancy and Financial Advisory Services to the main southern European insurance and banking groups. Wanting to concentrate more on the financial side of the business he joined ABN AMRO as Senior Banker in 2006 and later on he moved to Credit Agricole Corporate Invesment Bank as Managing Director. In 2012 he became CFO of Cattolica Assicurazioni Group responsible for both Treasury and the Group’s investments.
He is also Investor Relation Officer, Head of M&A and Head of Group Holdings. In 2014 he was appointed Vice General Manager thereby adding to his responsibility Strategic Planning and Management.

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Malcolm Jackson, Managing Director, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Group.

Malcolm Jackson is a Managing Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group in London. Prior to joining the Tactical Opportunities Group, Mr. Jackson was a Managing Director in the RBS Special Opportunities Fund where he was heavily involved in the establishment of Shawbrook Bank and Arrow Global Group plc. Mr. Jackson was involved in their investments in Southern Water, Condor Ferries, Center Parcs and SF Trust. Prior to this Mr. Jackson worked in the Securitisation and CMBS team at RBS focusing on whole business securitisations. Mr. Jackson received degrees in Law and Commerce from Otago University, is a Chartered Accountant, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

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Zachary Lewy, Founder and Group Chief Investment Officer, Arrow Global

Mr. Lewy is Arrow Global’s founder (2005) and currently serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer leading origination, corporate development, and external relations. He has 16 years of executive experience in debt purchase, debt collections, and contact centre management. Previously, he worked at Vertex in various roles including corporate development director and President of Vertex North America where he was the global product owner for debt management. Mr. Lewy was co-founder and executive director of 7C, a UK-based call-centre operator, which was acquired from AT&T in 1998 and sold to Vertex in 2002. He has a degree in economics with honours from Princeton University and a certificate in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University.

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Michelangelo Margaria , Senior Vice President/Manager, Structured Finance Group

Michelangelo Margaria is a Senior Vice President/Manager with Moody’s Structured Finance Group and is based in the Milan of ce. He acts as Manager
of the ABS Surveillance team in the EMEA region and coordinates the Structured Finance activity in the Italian market. Previously he was a Team Leader in the RMBS team and a Senior Analyst rating securitisation transactions backed by different asset classes in various EMEA jurisdictions.
He is also the author of various Moody’s Special Reports and Rating Methodologies.
Before joining Moody’s at the beginning of 2002 Michelangelo Margaria worked in the Structured Credit Group at UBS in London.
Mr. Margaria holds a laurea in engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin.

 

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Roberto Nicastro, President of the four “good banks” Nuova Carichieti, Nuova Cariferrara, Nuova Banca Marche and Nuova Banca Etruria

Roberto Nicastro was born in Trento  (Italy) on December 9, 1964.
Together with Claudio Demattè, he graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University.
He worked for Salomon Brothers (London) and McKinsey & Co (Milan) as Strategic Advisor, developing organizational-strategic projects for Financial and Regulatory Organization, and Consumer Companies based in Italy and South America.
Before joining UniCredit Group in 1997 he became Head of Planning & Participations in Credito Italiano. Later he has been appointed as Group Deputy General Manager and  Head of the New Europe Division of the UniCredito, to develop a brand new leader position in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2003 he was appointed Head of Retail Division and CEO of UniCredit Banca. In 2007 he assumed the position of Deputy CEO of the Group.
From November 2010 to September 2015 he was General Manager of UniCredit, with responsibility on Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, Marketing Retail and Multichannel, Group Internal Control System, Fineco and  relationship with Regulators and  Member of UniCredit Bank Austria – Vienna, and UniCredit Bank Zao – Moscow,  Comitato Esecutivo ABI and Comitato Direttivo Assonime and Deputy Vice Chairman of ABI (Italian Banking Association).
From 2009 until 2012 he served as Chairman of EFMA (European Financial Marketing Association).
From November 2015 he is Chairman of Cassa del Trentino and from 22 november 2015 he as been entrusted by Resolution Autority to chair , sell 4 “Good Banks” born from Law Decree 183/2015 Nuova Banca Marche Spa, Nuova Banca Etruria Spa. Nuova Carife Spa and Nuova Carichieti Spa.
He’s  Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Pekao SA – Warsaw

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Nick Ollard, Director Global Asset Sale Services, TDX Group

Nick has been with Equifax and TDX Group (an Equifax company) since 2010 and in his current role is responsible for developing the Global Asset Sale Services business across the UK, new European geographies (including Italy, Ireland & Russia), India, Canada and Australia.
Nick has worked in and around the collections, data and financial services industry for almost ten years. During this time he has had financial responsibility for major UK high street banks, challenger banks, debt purchaser and debt collection agency relationships with Equifax.
With a growing demand for TDX Group Asset Sale Services, Nick and the broader team have taken on an increasing number of projects in International markets. Working with investment funds and creditors alike TDX Group holds a unique position, with an ability to operate both as a sale side and as a buy side advisor.

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Antonella Pagano, Head of Italian Operations, Lindorff

After 17 years at PwC, at the start of 2016 Ms. Pagano joined Lindorff. In Pwc she developed a great experience focusing on non-performing loans (NPL), as well as financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, valuations and corporate finance. During her time in PwC, Antonella was a member of the European Portfolio Advisory Group. Part of her assignment in Lindorff will be to integrate the operations of the Milan-based debt purchasing agency Cross Factor, one of the oldest debt purchasing companies in Italy.

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Tiku Patel, Chief Executive Officer, PRA Group Europe

Tiku directs PRA’s acquisition of non-performing consumer loans from leading banks and financial institutions across Europe, as well as all customer operations in Europe. He served as chief operating officer for PRA Group Europe from 2014 until being named CEO of PRA Group Europe in January 2016. He joined PRA in 2014 from Aktiv Kapital, where he was group chief operating officer since 2008. Before joining Aktiv, Tiku was managing director, UK & Ireland, for Experian. He previously served as managing director for Barclays Premier Banking, and chief operating officer for Barclays Medium Business and Agriculture Banking. His prior roles include various leadership positions with Kingfisher plc (including finance director, eKingfisher and head of brand and strategic marketing, Woolworths) and Redland PLC. He has a master’s degree in mathematics from The Queen’s College, Oxford University, studied the Programme for Management Development at Harvard, and is a qualified accountant.

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Alessandro Penati, President, Quaestio Capital Management SGR S.p.A.

In 1998, Mr. Penati founded Epsilon Associati SGR, an asset management firm specialized in long-only European equity and absolute return funds. He chaired the Board and headed the investment process until mid-2007. Mr. Penati has been Professor of Finance at “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” in Milan. Previously, he was professor of Financial Economics at The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania, as well as at Bocconi University, Padua University, and Fame, Geneva. He has been an economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and a consultant of the OECD, the IMF, the Italian Antitrust, Ministry of the Treasury, and Consob security regulator. Mr. Penati has also been an editorialist of the daily newspaper La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera e Il Sole 24 Ore. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The University of Chicago.

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Alessio Pignataro, Vice President, DBRS Ratings Limited.

Alessio Pignataro is a Vice President at DBRS Ratings Limited within the European ABS Team based in London. Prior to joining DBRS, Alessio worked on the structured finance desk at Société Générale and UBS investment Bank where he focused on the origination and execution of structured finance transactions. Alessio joined DBRS Ratings Limited in 2010 initially concentrating on RMBS and has subsequently focused on assigning ratings to ABS transactions across different collateral types (consumer loans, lease receivables, credit cards, auto loans) and jurisdictions. During his career Alessio has worked on over 40 structured finance transactions and recently drafted the European Non-Performing Loans Methodology (“Rating European Non-Performing Loans Securitisations”). He holds a degree in Business and Economics obtained from Catholic University of Milan and an MBA obtained from Sir John Cass Business School – University of London.

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Enrico Risso, Senior Risk Expert, McKinsey

Enrico Risso is one of the core member of McKinsey’s Risk Management practice. Based in Milan, he advises many financial institutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He has broad experience in credit risk management, and in particular on bad debt management. In recent years, he has served banks on a wide range of loss mitigation initiatives: from the redesign/improvement of the approach for problematic/non-performing asset management to the execution of portfolio sales or the set-up of “bad banks”.
He joined McKinsey in 2007, after almost 10 years of working experience with multinational companies. He holds an MSc in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin.

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Davide Serra, Founder & CEO, Algebris Investments

Davide is the Founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, a global asset management boutique that manages Long Only and Hedged strategies in Credit, Equity and Non-Performing Loans, with a focus on Global Financials. Founded in 2006, Algebris currently manages $4.5 billion of assets and maintains offices in London, Boston, Singapore and Milan. Algebris Investments (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and registered with the SEC. The US office is registered with the SEC and the Singapore office is registered with MAS.
Davide is recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on financial services. He is often consulted by the world’s central bankers and regulators on policy matters. He has been awarded the Young Global Leader designation by the World Economic Forum and has also been awarded the Commendatore designation, a decoration of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
Davide is Chairman and Trustee of the Hakuna Matata foundation, a registered UK charity which he founded with his wife, focused on assisting orphaned children in central Tanzania. Davide is a graduate cum laude of Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and holds a Master CEMS. He played volleyball professionally in Italy from 1985 and 1990 and reached Series A1 and is a keen alpinist.

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Justin Sulger, Partner and Head of Credit, Anacap Financial Partners

Mr. Sulger joined AnaCap in July 2006 shortly after inception as part of the Business Services team, before building out the firm’s Risk & Liability Management function and launching AnaCap’s credit investment strategy. Prior to joining AnaCap, he was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Securitised Products Group in London, focused on debt structuring and principal finance. Justin began his career in Fixed Income at Goldman Sachs in New York before relocating to London. Mr. Sulger also served as a Managing Director of Lunar Group, a venture capital investor in China focused on telecommunications, media and entertainment.
Mr. Sulger received a BA cum laude from Princeton University in the United States.

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David J. Teitelbaum, Head of European Advisory Offices and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus European Capital Advisors, LLP

Mr. Teitelbaum joined Cerberus in 1997.  David has an especially deep expertise in NPL portfolio valuation, acquisition structuring and workout related strategy, having worked closely with numerous banking partners in Asia and Europe during his tenure at Cerberus.  Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Teitelbaum worked on corporate finance and M&A transactions in the Los Angeles office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1994 to 1997.  Mr. Teitelbaum is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

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Carlo Viola, Head of Strategies and Solutions Department at Intesa SanPaolo Capital Light Bank.

Carlo Viola is Head of Strategies and Solutions Department at Intesa San Paolo Capital Light Bank.
He is in charge for portfolio strategies and disposals and for the strategic partnerships, as well as for the Private Equity activities of IMI Investimenti, Intesa San Paolo’s Merchant Bank, in which he covers the role of CEO. He started working in Intesa in 1987. Previously he was General Manager at Continental Illinois Fin and Second Vice President at The Chase Manhattan Bank.

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Fabrizio Vitiello, Group Head of Alternative Fixed Income, Generali Group

Fabrizio is Group Head of Alternative Fixed Income at Generali where he oversees the whole alternative fixed income investment business of Generali across the world and across multiple asset classes.
Fabrizio has 25 years of experience matured across different areas: Investments, M&A and ECM, Debt Capital Markets, Private Equity and Advisory.
Fabrizio is also Vice Chairman of the BoD of Citylife and board member of several Generali companies. He also sits as voting member on multiple Investment Committees of Debt Funds where Generali is an investor. Fabrizio is also Chairman of the Consulting Committee of Tages Helios Fund.
Prior to Generali, Fabrizio spent 13 years at GE Capital in different jurisdictions and with various leadership roles both in London and Milan.

 

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Gifford S.West, Managing Director, International Operations & Business Development, DebtX

Mr. West is responsible for DebtX’s international business activities with a focus on Europe. During the past 15 years he has aided in the creation of active secondary markets for NPLs in Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy and elsewhere. Prior experiences to DebtX include significant roles within the strategy, risk and capital market consulting groups of Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Oliver, Wyman & Co. in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York. Mr. West began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston where he was an Assistant Vice President in the mortgage-backed securities group in London and Tokyo.
Mr. West received his Master of Business Administration from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Eastern history from Harvard University.