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Massimo has been with Algebris since inception in Summer 2006 and for 9 years has been responsible for investments in Europe, Latin America and Turkey, contributing also to fund raising in the same regions. Massimo is recognised globally as a top professional investor and expert in the financial sector, with press coverage across Italy, UK, US and Brazil.
In Autumn 2015 Massimo was named CEO of Algebris Italy, assuming new responsibilities as the company expanded its offering in Private Assets by launching two funds focused on Non-Performing Loans backed by real estate in Italy.
Prior to Algebris, Massimo worked in corporate finance at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, focusing on the European financial sector.
Massimo is a graduate cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan and spent a semester at New York University. Italian native, he also speaks fluent Portuguese and English. Massimo is married to a Brazilian national and has one son.
Michele joined Terra Firma in April 2016. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Opera SGR, a private equity firm based in Italy which specialised in the management of distressed private equity funds.
Prior to joining Opera, Michele was a Partner at Lazard European Private Equity Partners Limited, a new pan-European fund. He previously spent seven years at Doughty Hanson in London and Milan where he was Managing Director, Head of Southern Europe. Michele has also worked at IBM, Morgan Stanley, Olivetti SpA, Stet Società Finanziaria Telefonica and McKinsey & Co.
Michele holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the University of Napoli.
Francesco Colasanti - Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group Francesco Colasanti joined the Fortress team in Italy in 2001 and has played a part in the main investment processes of Fortress in the real estate sector, in the NPL (non-performing loans) sector and in the traditional private equity sector. Since 2005, Mr. Colasanti has contributed, on behalf of Fortress, to the creation and development of Torre SGR S.p.A., currently the eighth largest Italian real estate fund. He has also been a Member of the Board of Italfondiario S.p.A. since February 2012 and a Member of the Board of doBank since October 2015. Mr. Colasanti oversees investment strategy of Eurocastle Investment Limited, a company externally managed by Fortress and listed in the Amsterdam stock exchange and also serves as a Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Italian NPL Opportunities Fund. Before joining Fortress, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers on the audit and transaction support team. Mr. Colasanti received a degree in Economics and Business from LUISS University of Rome.
Prior to joining Sound Point in 2014, Mr. Di Meo was a senior distressed debt analyst for the European Distressed Credit Trading business at Barclays, where he performed fundamental credit analysis in European distressed situations. Prior to Barclays, Antonello worked at hedge fund HBK Investments as a credit analyst and, before that, at Texas Pacific Group (TPG Capital) in their European private equity team. Mr. Di Meo graduated in 2001 in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan) cum laude.
Antonio is a senior credit analyst at Northlight Group, an independent asset manager focusing on European high yield. Northlight uses extensive bottom-up fundamental analysis to identify opportunities across the capital structure in order to generate attractive liquidity adjusted returns with emphasis on risk management and capital preservation. Prior to joining Northlight, Antonio was responsible for capital markets and financing at InvestIndustrial, raising in excess of €1.5bn across high yield and leveraged loans (2009-2013). Previously Antonio co-promoted and ran the European fundamental credit strategy at Magnetar Capital focusing on credit analysis and monitoring of investments (2007-2009). He has also worked with Lehman Brothers as a member of the leveraged finance and M&A teams (1998-2007). Antonio holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bologna. He is fluent in English and Italian.
José graduated from Tufts University in the USA with a double major in Economics and Biology. He began his professional career at Irving Trust Company (now Bank of NY), graduating from the Loan Officer Development Program to a position as a lending officer in the Energy and Mineral Department and thereafter a member of the newly formed Project Finance Department.
In 1986, José joined GE Capital in Stamford Ct. where he held multiple positions, including as the leader the GE Capital Structured Finance Group activities in Europe. In 2000, José joined TD Capital Communications Partners, opening their London Office and thereafter joined Royal Bank of Scotland as Deputy Head of Special Lending Services, RBS’s restructuring business.
In 2006, José joined NewSmith Financial Products LLP where he was a Partner. He joined UniCredit, in 2008 when UniCredit acquired Newsmith Financial Products. Jose has held multiple positions in UniCredit including Head of Group Special Credit, overseeing UniCredit Restructuring activities.
Today José is Head of Distressed Asset Management, a function established in 2013 to develop and execute strategy regarding sales from UniCredit’s distressed portfolio.
Stefano Visalli is the Founder of Oxy Capital Italia management specialized in turnaround & distress. He is a director at McKinsey Milan offices.
He is in charge of strategy of the Med Complex and a member of the executive committee practice banking in Europe.
He is responsible for the banking practice in the Mediterranean region. He is responsible for numerous projects concerning changes in the operative structure and turnarounds.
Alessia Pirolo is a senior reporter at Debtwire ABS covering Southern European commercial real estate with a special focus on non-performing loans. Before joining Debtwire, she covered U.S. and European commercial real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and the Commercial Observer. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Antonio Vanuzzo is a senior reporter at Debtwire. He is focused on European banks and Italian restructuring. Before joining Debtwire he was senior financial reporter at Italian online daily Linkiesta in Milan. In 2016 he was awarded the Talented Young Italians Award for media and communication by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK. He holds a master’s degree from Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.