Davide Serra

Davide is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Algebris.

Davide was Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he headed the European Banks Research Team and was the Global Banks team coordinator. Davide was rated individually among the top European banks analysts for the period 1999-2006. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Davide worked in the top rated UBS Banks research team as a senior analyst (1995-2000).

Davide, a dual Italian and British citizen, is recognised as one of the World’s leading experts on financial services, he is often consulted by the World’s Central Bankers and Regulators on policy matters and he regularly contributes to the discourse on financial reform. Furthermore, Davide has been awarded the Commander designation, a decoration of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

He is Chairman and Trustee of the Hakuna Matata foundation, a registered UK charity which he founded with his wife in April 2010. The primary focus of the foundation’s work is assisting orphaned children in Central Tanzania.

Davide is a graduate cum laude of Bocconi University in Italy and holds a Master CEMS. He speaks Italian and is fluent in English and French. Davide played volleyball professionally in Italy from 1985 and 1990 and reached Series A1. He enjoys Alpinism and Sailing around the World.