INVEST BANCA

Founded in 1995, Invest Banca specialises in providing investment services to institutional and private clients. As a bank, it stands out because of its highly focused expertise in asset management, brokerage, private banking and corporate finance. The ownership structure of the Bank is divided into a number of parties, none of which, either individually or through the use of shareholder agreements, directly or indirectly exercises control over the company. Invest Banca is a Trader authorised on all the Italian Stock Exchange markets.

GIANLUCA BALDONI

Gianluca is a founding partner of Gardena Capital, having worked as a Government and Corporate bond trader throughout his career. Gianluca was formerly head of electronic trading at Method Investments & Advisory Ltd in which he was one of the architects of the company's electronic proprietary trading desk. Prior to joining Method, Gianluca worked as a trader for the likes of Sai Mercati and Nuovi Investimenti Sim, developing trading strategies across the Government and Corporate bond markets. A graduate in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

MARCO BORSA

Marco is a founding partner and CEO of Gardena Capital with responsibility for business, infrastructure, operations and finance. His previous role was COO at Method Investment & Advisory Ltd, with oversight over the UK, Italian and Spanish branches. Prior to this Marco held both CFO and COO positions at Campisi & C. Sim and BankNord. In his career Marco served on the Board of Directors of few Luxembourg based UCITS IV funds and some Cayman based AIF. He holds a degree in Economics from the Universita’ Carlo Cattaneo in Castellanza.

ANDREA CECCHIN

Andrea is a founding partner of Gardena Capital, having developed a strong track record throughout his career in arbitrage strategies, curve and volatility trading primarily on the Italian Government bond market. Andrea served as Head of Proprietary trading at Method Investment & Advisory with managerial oversight over all trading desks. Prior to joining Method, Andrea held several positions of responsibility at Sai Mercati Sim and Fidea Sim, having commenced his career at Credito Emiliano Banca Euromobiliare SpA. A graduate in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

SILVIA CAFARO

Silvia has spent most of her career between Milan and London working as a consultant for Ernst&Young, Cap Gemini and Accenture. Always attracted by the Human Resources Management topics, Silvia worked on organisational positions descriptions, competences, processes, change management, courses planning and delivery. After leaving Accenture she undertook a Human Resource Management Master (Westminster University), achieving a MA degree with top marks. She holds a degree in Economics from Universita' La Sapienza in Rome.

TERESA CRISTIANA NADDEO

Cristiana is a Certified Accountant and currently holds several positions as Director/Statutory Auditor of PFM Finanziaria SpA, TXT e-Solutions SpA (Listed company), Salini Impregilo SpA (Listed Company) and Poste Vita SpA. Having obtained a PhD in Management and Business Administration from the University of Turin, Cristiana joined Arthur Anderson with responsibility for the Banks Financial Intermediaries’ practice as an Executive Director. From 2006 to 2009 she became the CEO of Zenit Alternative Investment SGR while still sitting in the Board of Directors of PFM Finanziaria.

CRISTIANO COMMITTERI

Cristiano has joined Gardena Capital in 2016 as Senior Portfolio Manager. He spent his 18 years career in the financial industry working for the likes of Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and, since 2006, BNP Paribas. In his last role he was a Managing Director and Deputy European Head of Equity Derivatives Sales. Throughout his career Cristiano has advised most of the largest European Institutional clients on how to best implement equity derivatives strategies in their portfolio management. Cristiano holds a degree in Economics and a Master in Banking Disciplines from La Sapienza University in Rome.

GIULIO PATISSO

Giulio is the owner of Thunder Systems, a company specialised in IT services to financial companies. From 1991 to 1996 he worked as consultant for different companies as IT technician and software developer. In 1996 he founded Thunder computer, together with his current partner Vittorino Parenti. In 2002 the company changed name in Thunder Systems srl and began to offer services dedicated to investment companies. Since the beginning Giulio is a partner and IT manager in Gardena Capital where he oversees all the IT aspects of the business.