Abalone Asset Management

Our Team

Team Members


Roberto Colapinto is the founder and CEO of Abalone Asset Management. He was before Head of Regional Coverage responsible for Southern Europe and Latin America for Credit Agricole (Investment Services) since 2013 being based in Luxembourg. Prior to that he was Direttore Generale of Edmond de Rothschild Europe that he established in Milan in 2007. He started his career with State Street in London in 1998. He moved to Zurich in 2000 and became responsible for all Institutional Clients. He then moved to Milan in 2004 where he managed for State Street the acquisition of Deutsche Bank Securities Services in Italy. Roberto holds a BSc Hons from University of Brighton in European Business and Technology. He also holds Laurea di Produzione Industriale from the Politecnico di Torino.

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Riccardo Teodori is the CIO of Abalone Asset Management. Since 2014 he was managing partner of Nord Credit, an Italian company specialized in financial analysis and negotiation with banking institutions. He has over 6 years experience as quantitative professional trader developing mechanical trading strategies. Since 2012 he has acted as director, investment committee member and portfolio manager of a number of funds in Malta. Previously he joined Accenture in Milan in 2004 where he performed IT and process management consultancy for same.

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Milo Guastamacchia is the COO of Abalone Asset Management. Mr Milo Guastamacchia has joined the Asset Management industry in 2014 with roles as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Compliance Officer for an AIFM and UCITS Manager authorised in Malta.

Before then, Mr Guastamacchia worked as a Venture Capitalist, founding and working at EcoIniciativa, one of the first companies operating in the biofuels industry in Mexico, and at mcube Travel Boutique, an operator dedicated to bespoke travel to Asia. Both these entrepreneurial ventures provided Mr Guastamacchia, together with the opportunity to develop various entrepreneurial skills, with valuable exposure to capital raising and strategic planning.

A former Product Structurer and Marketer within the Retail Structured Products team at JPMorgan Investment Bank in London, Mr Guastamacchia was also priorly a Project Manager in the technology team at JPMorgan Private Bank in Geneva. Mr Guastamacchia holds a BSc (Hons) in European Business with Technology from the University of Brighton and a Laurea in Produzione Industriale from the Politecnico di Torino. He has lived and worked in Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Malta and is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and French.

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 Head Legal, CO and Head Investor Relations

Carmine is currently head of legal of Abalone Asset Management and he joined the firm after 11 years in Luxembourg where he practiced as investment funds lawyer in a well reputed local firm. He also gained extensive experience in dealing with issues relating to financial services offered through banks, insurance companies, and investment managers. Carmine also has significant experience in wealth planning, real estate investments, securitization vehicles and intellectual property.

He also worked as trainee at EU Court of First Instance and in an Italian law firm based in Brussels where he was involved in internal market, antitrust files and intellectual property rights. Carmine is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

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 Company Secretary

Silvia Bon is the Company Secretary of Abalone Asset Management. She has over 15 years professional experience in Insurance and Real Estate in Treviso and Milan. Since 2013 she has been working for an international Family Office in Luxembourg.

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 Chief Risk Officer

Ioannis Kalogerakis is Chief Risk Officer of Abalone Asset Management Ltd. In 2012 he joined MDO Management Company based in Luxembourg as a Risk Analyst. Two years after he was offered a Risk Manager position. In March 2015 he received with Distinction the Certification from the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management. He holds a four year Bachelor Degree in Management Science and Technology with specialisation in Quantitative Methods in Finance.

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 Execution Desk Manager

Pierpaolo D’Urso is Risk Analyst of Abalone Asset Management Ltd. He studied Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions in Bocconi University. He is specialised in options, quantitative finance, derivatives and risk hedging.

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 Investment Committee Member

Marino Giocondi is Investment Committee Member of Abalone Asset Management. Marino is Deputy CEO at HotelScan.com, a meta search engine to compare prices for hotels and other accommodations. From 2012 to 2014 he was Managing Director for Rocket Internetcompanies in different geographies: Turkey first and South East Asia then. He lunched Zalando into geographies. Previously he worked in McKinsey & Company for 4 years. Marino hold a Laurea in Business Administration from LUISS, and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa.

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