Daniele Bartoccioni Menconi has over 20 years of investment banking experience. After an internship at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Asia in New York, he started his career in J.P. Morgan in London where he became Vice President and Co-Head of Fixed Income Derivatives Marketing for Emerging Markets. In 2005 he moved to Merrill Lynch as Co-head of the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Credit and Commodities client solution division, before assuming the responsibility of head of Italy for FICC client solution. In 2008 he moved to Mediobanca London to start up the Capital Markets Solution practice for Credit Rates Alternatives and Loans. He left Mediobanca to start up Flexagon Capital Solutions LLP and Flexagon Capital Management LTD.
Daniele Bartoccioni Menconi
Claire Gauci is a Compliance Specialist in financial services. Claire started her career in the Banking Regulation and Compliance Section at Central Bank of Malta and the Malta Financial Services Authority, where she was involved in the on-site supervision for banks, drafting of banking, financial services legislation and due diligence. Since then, Claire has worked with major financial services operators in Malta. She was the Compliance Director at Active Services (Malta) Limited and was instrumental in launching the Group’s compliance services. Claire provides high-level compliance consultancy to major financial entities on the implementation of European Union Directives such as MIFID, AIFMD and Solvency 2. She is a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and serves on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Committee by the same institute.
Joseph Portelli, graduated from Baruch College, City University of New York with a BA in History and started his career in 1986 at the Bank of America International (New York) before moving to Nomura Securities International in 1987 with roles within trade support, foreign exchange and derivative trading. In 1996 he moved to Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies working as a foreign exchange sales/trader than moved to Millburn Ridgefield Corporation (New York) a CTA in 1998. In 2004 Joseph returned to Malta and was appointed as a financial advisor and Head of Stockbroking at Global Capital. In 2009 he joined Liongate Capital Management (Malta) where he took over the role of research manager/portfolio manager until 2012 when he moved to FMG Funds as a Chief Investment Officer. At present, Joseph sits on various boards and investment committees and is the Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange. He was also a visiting lecturer at the Malta Institute of Accounting and the University of Malta.
Stefano Sabbatini started his career in an independent financial advisory company as investment analyst acquiring knowledge of the Financial Markets dynamic. After one year he decided to enroll to the Second Level Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management at Collegio Carlo Alberto – University of Turin, to deepen his quantitative finance knowledge. After accomplishing the master, he joined Abalone Asset Management as Operations and Risk Analyst. Stefano also holds a Master’s degree (Hons) in Finance and Insurance from the University La Sapienza of Rome.
Suzanne Wolfe Martin
Ms. Wolfe Martin is currently Member of the Advisory Committee at the Maltese Arbitration Court and member of the Maltese bar of lawyers, of the bar of District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) and of the Czech Bar (Prague). She worked at Law Offices Suzanne Wolfe Martin from 1981 until 2014, an independent Law Firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, specialising in international commercial law, international litigation and management, finance, tax and arbitration. She was part of the General Counsel of World Ort Union, NGO based in Geneva from 1971 until 1980 and of the Conseil Juridique in Paris for the period 1966-1971. She graduated from the New York University in 1955 and retains a Juris Doctor Degree from the Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.) and she completed her Doctoral studies in Private Law in 1965 at the University of Paris.