The Investment Team
Stefano Zavaglia is the founder of GFG group, created in 2010 in Monaco with premises in London, Lausanne and Milano. Between 2002 and 2010 Mr. Zavaglia worked for Deutsche Bank in London where he held numerous roles, including Manager of Italian and Southern Europe Credit Sales. Before 2002 he worked for CM Capital Markets Madrid as responsible for the Italian Fixed Income Corporate Bond Market. For CM Capital Markets has been one of the key person for the opening in the 2001 of CM Capital Markets Sim Spa Milan as dealing room manager with a team of 15 financial professionals. Since the beginning of his financial carrier in 1991 in ICM Sim Spa Milan he has been working in the interest rates derivatives and foreign exchange option market.
Guglielmo is the head of the Fixed Income team in GFG since he joined in Sep’15; after his Degree in Financial Markets at Bocconi University , Guglielmo worked at Abn Amro Bank, at first in Milan offices and then in Amsterdam Headquarters between 1995 and 2000 as market maker on European Government Bond Desk, helping the Dutch Bank in achieving the Primary Dealership on MTS Market for Italian Bonds; in 2001 he has been appointed by Banca Lombarda in Milan to set up its first Proprietary Desk, trading Rates Curves all across the DM, and in 2007 by Ubi Banca as Head of Bond Desk and Strategist for FX and Rates; in 2013 Guglielmo moved to London to join Method Investments & Advisory’s trading team and achieve the €9bn Btp Italia 20apr23 Co-Dealership mandate.
Roberto joined GFG in 2015 as a fund manager. He started his career in 2006 as a fund analyst at Banca Reale, the investment company of the Reale Group. Soon thereafter, Roberto became the portfolio manager of Reale’s financial and insurance products and, ultimately, the fund manager of their multi-asset portfolios. Simultaneously, he utilised his strong numeric and quantitative skills to create the front-end technology system for the financial and risk management department. Roberto is a graduate in financial economics, with a focus on quantitative statistical analysis.
Roberta joined GFG in 2016 as an assistant portfolio manager. She started her career in 2012 working for G&G Private Finance, a Monaco-based Asset Management company, where she was responsible for the Trade Execution desk. Roberta holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University and a Master degree in Finance from the International University of Monaco.
Matteo Solbiati has been a Senior Advisor at GFG Monaco SAM since 2012. Prior to 2012 Matteo was Director and Head of European Research at PARADIGM Global Advisors LLC, based in New York; RIA and CPO fund of hedge funds manager, active in the hedge fund industry since 1989. Matteo served from 1997 to 2003 as Head of Trading and Structuring at Fin-Eco Sim (Milan) Fineco Group (now Unicredit). Matteo graduated from Bocconi University, Milan in Economic Policy in 1996.
Simona has been a Senior Consultant at GFG Monaco SAM since 2016. She has worked in the financial markets in London for 22 years. She was a credit specialist at Societe Generale, Nomura and Deutsche Bank, before joining RBS to run Italian Sales across a range of products which included flow credit, structured products and equity derivatives. For the last 7 years she has been developing business in distress debt and special situations. She holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Reading.
Mauro has been a Consultant at GFG Monaco SAM since 2017. He has 21 years of cumulative financial industry experience and 14 years specifically as a Hedge Fund Investment professional. Mauro began his career as a Country Analyst for Schroders Securities in 1996. In 2001 he was recruited by Lehman Brothers as a Senior Financial analyst. In May 2002, he moved to the buy-side when he contributed to the successful launch of the GLG Financial Fund as co-manager of the fund. After a few years, he became a founding partner and portfolio manager of the UC Financials Fund which won the EuroHedge award for best Global fund in 2006. More recently he has worked for SAC Global Investors (Feb 2011- Oct 2013) and BlueCrest Capital Management (Dec 2013-Jan 2016). Mauro graduated from the Universita’ degli Studi di Torino in Administration and Management in 1993 and holds a post graduate degree of Financial Analyst from Profingest Business School of Bologna.