After the ERASMUS program in Business Economics at the Windsheim University (NL), he graduated with a Master in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Palermo (Italy) and a M. Sc. in Economics from the University of York (UK). He holds several advanced qualifications such as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) CAIA, FRM, FINRA NCFE Series 3 and IMC.
He is a specialist in innovative companies, factor investing, indices, alternative investment funds and derivatives; he has held senior management positions in investment products distribution, structuring innovative solutions and servicing clients throughout Europe and globally, for investment banks as well as for asset managers. In Italy, he is considered the inventor of leverage and investment Certificates.
As a Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor, he operates in Italy too as a consultant to the European Commission and the Sicilian Region on the evaluation of funding projects and provides auditing services for the public sector.
An advisor to banks, funds, brokers and companies for their growth since 2014, he is BeaconRise™ founder in London. BeaconRise specializes in quantitative finance product development applied to the equity, bond and commodity markets.