ep 002: Don't be afraid of change - francesco filia

By Nikita Fadeev   •   11, May, 2020  
francesco filia

Chief Executive Officer, Fasanara Capital

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Francesco heads all portfolio management and research related activities at Fasanara. He also spearheads the identification and implementation of all relevant portfolio tail hedging strategies. Prior to co-founding Fasanara, Francesco was Managing Director and EMEA Head of the MidCaps & Principal Investors group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a top producing investment practice comprised of 15 professionals. In his role, Francesco directed Bank of America operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa with responsibilities on multi-strategy, multi-asset portfolio solutions. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Francesco was a research analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities where he published several research white papers covering areas such as derivatives modelling and fixed income/volatility strategies. Francesco is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and a scholar of Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

topics discussed:

  • Start of Francesco's career

  • Transition from JP Morgan to Merrill Lynch

  • Setting up Fasanara Capital

  • Bearish on the market but bullish on the economy

  • Risk indicators and their performance

  • Outlook on the asset management industry

  • Advice to younger self

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