Francesco Filia

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Francesco Filia

Francesco Filia 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 Merrill Lynch 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 JP Morgan Securities where he published several research white papers covering areas such as derivatives modeling and fixed income volatility strategies.

Francesco is a graduate of Bocconi University in Milan and a scholar of Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

February 2021


Specialty Credit: Trade Finance

Sometimes referred to as “secured income” or “alternative credit”, Trade Finance, is a generic term that covers the financing of international trade and commerce. This includes loans that finance the cross-border export of goods and services. Trade Finance differs from other types of lending, as transactions must have an identifiable source of repayment - cash payments when goods have been delivered or title to the underlying goods when they have not yet been delivered. During this event, we will hear from a panel of industry experts on how Trade Finance has evolved as an investment class and where such strategies may fit into an investors’ portfolio.

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