Meet the team

Antonio joined Merrill Lynch in 2005 and spent there 7 years advising to High-net-worth individuals in both UK and Europe. He was also in charge of the private banking operations and portfolio management. Antonio’s other roles included Senior Wealth manager at Square Capital LLP, Managing Director and Asset Manager at AdviCorp PLC and Investment Analyst at Boussard & Gavaudan Holding Ltd. He has extensive knowledge of emerging market strategies and speaks Italian, English and French.

Ivan has served in senior management roles at several asset management companies in the last 10 years. Besides being a Director at Hanson Asset Management, he is currently an Executive Director at EF Asset Management (Bulgaria) and a Chair of the Board at InnovoStatus (North Macedonia). Ivan’s previous roles included a Chair of the Board at Activa Asset Management (Bulgaria) and a Portfolio manager at DIF Broker (Portugal). Ivan spent first half of his professional career first as a Broker and then as a Head of Trading department at two of the leading Bulgarian brokerage companies. He speaks Bulgarian, English and Russian.

Thomas joined Hanson from HSBC where he was responsible for high-risk client reviews, initially for clients banked in Germany and France, and then subsequently for banks serviced out of Europe including South Africa and Bermuda. Throughout a long career he has gained extensive compliance experience including daily trade review checking, account performance review and compliance monitoring having worked in various roles within Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and Julius Baer. Thomas is a native German speaker and has obtained a degree in technical translating and interpreting from Flensburg University in Germany.

Florin has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, corporate finance and financial services consulting. His experience was built at senior level with prominent EU and UK- based financial institutions such as KBC Banking Group, Peel Hunt and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Florin is an accomplished deal maker with a proven track record in originating opportunities and executing cross border transactions including M&A, IPOs, privatisations, capital raising and providing strategic and financial advice to an international network of emerging markets institutional and private clients. Florin holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and a BA obtained from Heriot Watt University (UK).

Daria joined Hanson in 2019 after having previously spent 4 years managing a busy clinic at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition where she gained valuable managerial and administrative experience. Currently, she is studying BSc Psychology at University of London, Birkbeck and continues to volunteer for BEfriend charity and within her local community. Daria is fluent in both English and Russian and has a keen interest in European cultures.

Graham has over 20 years of institutional investment management experience. Most recently he was Head of Index Funds at Henderson Rowe where he managed the firms Emerging Markets Fund for 8 years and was a member of the Asset Allocation and Investment Committees. Prior to that he had been a Senior Portfolio manager within the Absolute Return teams at both Old Mutual and Deutsche Asset Management. Graham began his career at Abbey Life/Lloyds where he managed the groups structured equity and equity derivative portfolios. He has a PhD in Fluid Mechanics and holds the IIMR Associate examinations.

Daniele has over 17 years experience managing portfolios on behalf of HNW and UHNW private clients and Institutions. Prior to joining Hanson, he worked in an independent AM Company in Switzerland and for over 10 years worked in London primarily within the Wealth Management Department at Merrill Lynch. Daniele other employments include Fixed Income Sales covering Institutional Clients at Société Générale as well as working as a Fund Manager Assistant for a Hedge Fund. He holds the Investment Management Certificate - IMC and the Private Clients Investment Advice and Management Certificate - PCIAM. He gained the Degreed in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.

Rafael began his career in Beijing trading physical commodities. He went on to assist corporate clients, private clients, and state-owned enterprises with financing projects for infrastructure, foreign investments, and strategic partnerships. He has over 10 years of experience in managing portfolios on behalf of high-net-worth individuals, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, private clients, and legal entities. Before joining Hanson Asset Management, he worked for an independent stockbroking firm and various domestic and international asset management firms. In wealth management, he specialised in the Latin American and Asia Pacific markets as well as the use of residency by investment programs in financial planning for international high-net-worth individuals. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and is fluent in five languages including Mandarin.

Guglielmo joined Hanson in 2022 and has been working as an analyst within the investment team whilst undertaking his professional qualifications. He completed his Bachelor in Business Management at Brunel University in 2017 and subsequently a Masters degree in Investment banking at Queen Mary University in 2018. Guglielmo holds a level 5 qualification for technical trading and analysis, being at the top of his class, and an MBA from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for CredSec S.p.A. in Rome and prior to that completed various apprenticeships with Morgan Stanley and Alliance Global Partners in New York in between his studies.

Francesco joined Hanson in March 2023 to support the expansion of the Corporate Finance business. Francesco holds a significant experience in Debt Capital Markets and M&A. In 2005, he joined BNP Paribas, London as Senior Ratings Advisor and then became Director in DCM. Previously, he worked at Moody’s, London and Micheli, Gotti & Co., Milan. In 2021, Francesco founded CORE Advisory Ltd, a capital markets advisory firm. Francesco holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Economics from Bocconi University, Milan.

Alessandro joined Hanson in January 2023 in an effort to build a bridge between the Wealth Management and Corporate Finance businesses, joining later on Francesco Sebastiani in the Corporate Finance team. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs from 2018 in London and in Zurich in the Portfolio Management team, managing and trading discretionary portfolios for insurances, charities and UHNW individuals. Before that he completed two internships with Deutsche Bank in Zurich and in Luxembourg in the Global Products and Solutions team. Alessandro holds a MSc in Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management and a BSc in Banking Science from Universita’ Cattolica of Milan.