The career path of Pompeo Pontone, an expert in the financial services industry
On the strength of his deep knowledge of stochastic modeling, financial economics, quantitative finance, econometrics and applied mathematics, Pompeo Pontone‘s career includes top level roles in leading international institutions.
Pompeo Pontone: educational background and first appointments in the world of finance
Particularly focused on Investment Management and Capital Markets, Pompeo Pontone is a Professional Investment Specialist and Financial Consultant, who boasts more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. His strong educational background consists of a Degree in Economics, which he obtained with honors from the Bocconi University in Milan (1994), followed by a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance from the Birkbeck College (University of London). He completed as well the Postgraduate Course “Mathematical Finance: Contingent Claims Pricing in Continuous Time”, which he attended at the University of Florence. His working experience in the world of finance began in 1995, when he joined Stone & McCarthy Research Associates (London) as a Research Analyst. He then moved to the Financial and Economic Research Department of Credito Italiano (known today as UniCredit) in Milan, where he served as Fixed Income Analyst. While at Credito Italiano, Pompeo Pontone contributed as well to several financial publications: indeed, he was co-author of The Italian Treasury Bond Guide, and Investment Strategies: Financial Newsletter, among the others. Over time he continued to hold positions of increasing relevance, such as the appointment he received in 1998 as Vice President and Senior Fund Manager of Pioneer Investments, an international firm headquartered in Dublin and specializing in the management of investment funds. The following year he was appointed Director – Co-Head of Credit Portfolios & Asset Management of Intesa Asset Management (known today as Eurizon – Intesa San Paolo), holding this position until 2001.
Pompeo Pontone’s top management roles and current activities
The roles of responsibility he held in the financial field allowed Pompeo Pontone to develop specialist skills and establish himself as a leading Investor and Investment Specialist. His deep knowledge of stochastic modeling, financial economics, quantitative finance, econometrics and applied mathematics, indeed, led him to hold positions at the top management of several financial institutions between 2001 and 2010. After being appointed Managing Director – Head of Corporate Bonds & Credit Derivatives at Fineco Asset Management (2001-2002), he joined BMPS Bank in London, where he held the position of Managing Director – Head of Corporate Bonds & Credit Derivatives Proprietary Trading (2002-2010). His following professional experience was at ALTIAM – Amstel Securities LLP, where he served as Managing Director – Head of Alternative Investments and Asset Management. In 2011 he moved to Method Investments & Advisory Ltd as a Senior Financial Advisor. With a focus on Investment Management, Quantitative Finance, Derivatives Trading, and Data Science, Pompeo Pontone currently works as an Investor and Investment Specialist, and is also active in projects concerning Private Equity, FinTech, and Blockchain. He is skilled as well in Computer Programming (Java, Python), and has professional interests in Information Technology, Cyber Security and Computer Science. He holds a Day Skipper (Sail & Motor) License, and is a PADI Certified Dive Master.