Capital & Funding
Michele has over 23 years experience in investment banking, capital market structured products and asset management and is the founder/director of independent advisory company London Capital Advisors (LCA).
LCA was founded in 2010 following the financial crisis when Michele identified the opportunity to provide independent advisory on investment banking services. Between 2010 and 2017, as principal of LCA, he successfully advised major European institutional clients over a full economic cycle on equity, fixed income/credit, alternative and asset management investments.
Over the past three years, with real asset investment activity picking up in Italy, Michele’s focus has been on assisting international clients structure deals for real asset investments, including the securement of institutional loans.
Within this framework, Michele’s network of relationships with Italian local banks has been instrumental in securing a €25m+ banking loan (collateralised by real estate warehouse facilities located in the industrial area north of Milan) for a London based family office. He was also involved in sourcing funding for a luxury hotel development in the Florence area (€75m+), a harbour/marina in the southern part of Tuscany (€50m) and a shopping mall development in Rome (€90m+).
Previously (1997-2010) he held senior roles at international banks including BNP, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch in Milan, Paris, Munich and London during which time he became a leading authority in the structured product/derivatives market, providing institutional advisory services to banks, insurance companies, pension funds and foundations across Europe.
Michele holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and a Certificate in Quantitative Finance from PhD Paul Wilmott.