Alessandro Penati

President

In 1998, Alessandro 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 from its foundation until mid-2007. During his tenure the company grew steadily to reach over 100 portfolios and nearly €12 billion under management.

Alessandro 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.

Alessandro 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.

Paolo Petrignani

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Christian Prinoth

Head of Open-ended Funds Investments and Head of Equities, Senior Portfolio Manager

Christian is responsable for the oversight on in-house equity portfolios and delegated investments. He is also responsable for strategies, models and trading in relation to Quaestio's equity portfolios. Previously, he was an equity portfolio manager at Epsilon SGR, with oversight on more than € 3bn of equity assets. Christian has more than 15 years of experience as a portfolio manager, having previously worked for Duemme SGR and Bipielle SGR. He holds a degree from Bocconi University, Milan.

Giovanni Boscia, CFA, CAIA, FRM

Head of Fixed Income and Credit, Senior Portfolio Manager

Giovanni has an experience of over 20 years in the markets, having worked in London for major international investment banks such as Citigroup, Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers and hedge funds such as Endeavour Capital and Trafalgar Asset Managers.He graduated in Economics (summa cum laude) at Bocconi University and holds a Master in Finance and an Executive MBA from the London Business School.He is CFA charterholder, CAIA charterholder and holds the FRM designation.

Mario Baronci, CAIA

Senior Portfolio Manager Responsible for Institutional Clients

Previously Mario was Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Manager Funds in Sella Gestioni. Before this, he was involved in market making and proprietary trading of financial derivatives portfolios in Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Chemical Bank, Imi Banque Luxembourg, Banca Imi and in the
Private Banking branch of a Swiss company.

Mario graduated in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan), holds a MSc in Risk and Investment Management from Edhec Business School (London - Nice) and is a CAIA charterholder.

Lorenzo Gallenga

Head of Global Macro, Senior Portfolio Manager

Lorenzo joined Quaestio in April 2015. He is the manager of the QFC - Global Fixed Income Fund, Quaestio's flagship global bond fund. Lorenzo is also a member of Quaestio’s asset allocation committee, which has overall responsibility for setting investment policy for multi asset mandates.
Lorenzo began his career in 1996 at Newton Investment Management. He subsequently worked for Lombard Odier as a global bond fund manager, before moving to Paris in 2005 to lead the fixed income team responsible for Sterling denominated products. In 2009 he returned to London to join GLG partners working in the global macro team. Prior to joining Quaestio, Lorenzo headed the fixed income team at Inter Fund management, a private investment firm within the IKEA organisation.
Lorenzo graduated in Psychology having studied at UCL and Harvard University.

Alessandro Potestà

Equities, Senior Portfolio Manager

Alessandro has been CIO at IFIL S.p.A. and EXOR S.p.A., where he was in charge of investments for both private equity and listed companies. From 2002 to 2011 he was responsible for the analysis of the investment opportunities presented by IFIL subsidiaries in USA and HK. Previously, he worked as Investment Analyst at CSFB (ex BZW) and as Chief Equity Analyst at Actinvest Group in London. He holds a degree in Economics (summa cum laude) from Turin University.

Massimo Marzeglia

Senior Portfolio Manager Responsible for Institutional Clients

Massimo is Senior Portfolio Manager for Quaestio SGR. He has been Lead Portfolio Manager Global MultiAsset Strategy and Managed Accounts in London.
Previously Massimo has been Fixed Income, Equity, Currency & Commodities Managing Director for Credit Suisse and Executive Director for Goldman Sachs International.
He holds a degree cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan.

Mario Cortesi

NPLs & Corporate Finance, Senior Fund Manager

Mario has 22 years of international experience in investment banking, holding positions in Capital Markets and Structured Finance in the London branches of Morgan Stanley and Citigroup where he led the origination and execution teams responsible for Southern Europe. He subsequently headed Société Générale’s Global Finance team in Milan for over 6 years.

Fulvio Pelargonio

NPLs, Senior Portfolio Manager

Fulvio has 25 years of experience in investment banking and structured finance, of which over 10 with the Royal Bank of Scotland where he was Head of Structured Finance for Southern Europe; he was previously also Head of Securitization in MPS Finance.

Marc Zanelli

NPLs, Senior Portfolio Manager

Marc has 25 years of international experience in NPLs and securitizations, acquired in leading investment and commercial banks - IMI, Bear Sterns and Credit Suisse, as well as being in charge of the structuring team in the MPS group – and in the ratings agency Moody’s.

Matteo Conte

NPLs & Credit, Portfolio Manager

Matteo has acquired an international experience of over 15 years in investment banking, working in various positions in the loans sector in Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Nomura. He has also worked as a fund manager for European distressed securities at CQS Asset Management.
Matteo holds a Degree in Economics summa cum laude from Bocconi University of Milan.

Federico Valesi, CFA

Head of Execution

Federico has 12 years of experience outside Italy as trader and portfolio manager for credit instruments at Inter Fund Management SA (Ikea Family Office), with specific focus on securitizations. He was previously a trader and analyst at Treetop Asset Management SA. Federico has a degree in Economics from Università degli Studi di Pavia and is CFA Charterholder.

Alberto Massa

Head of Sales & Marketing

Previously Alberto was responsible for Institutional Clients at Lyxor in Paris and in Milan (2006-2014). He also worked as Fixed Income Sales for Banca Imi (2005-2006) and Fortis Bank (2002-2005).
Alberto graduated in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan.

Annarita Morelli

Head of Internal Audit

Annarita has more than 10 years of experience in Advisory concerning Internal Audit, Compiance and Fraud Audit. From 2008 to 2011 she has been Head of Internal Audit for an American multinational company. Then she has been Manager for EY, with special focus on advisory about Internal Audit, Fraud Investigation and Fraud Prevention for banks and financial institutions.

 

Annarita holds a Degree in Economics and is Dottore Commercialista. 

Marco Filagrana

Head of Risk Management

Marco has worked for Banca d'Italia from 1999 to 2015, acquiring great international experience in the analysis of market, credit, rates and liquidity risks, as well as in internal models' validation and monitoring.
He is also author of several specialised papers about market risk. Marco holds a degree in Economics from the University of Trento, where he has also been Professor in Financial Engineering.

Cinzia Lupi

Head of Company Administration and Accounting

Cinzia was previously a consultant at Superfund SGR (2002-2009), Administrative Director at Etra SIM (acquired in 2005 by UBS Italy), Chief Financial Officer at CM Capital Markets S.A. (2000 - 2002)
and Head of Administration at Media SIM SpA (1990-2000).

Barbara Giardini

Luxembourg Branch Branch - Manager and Head of Fund Administration & Distribution

Barbara has 18 years experience in the Luxembourg Funds industry. Previously she was Managing Director for Caceis Hong Kong Ltd and Business Development Manager for Caceis Bank Luxembourg. Barbara graduated in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan and holds a Master's degree by Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam.

Federica Pasca

Luxembourg Branch - Head of Investment Management Operations

Federica has 15 years of experience in the financial industry. She has direct experience of investment fund management, having managed various fixed income funds, and is very familiar with the practical regulatory requirements investment managers face.
Previously she was fixed income portfolio manager in MPS Asset Management in Dublin and quantitative portfolio analyst in Nextra SGR, Milan.
Federica is graduated in Mathematics from the University of Perugia and holds a MSc in Quantitative Finance from Bocconi University.