ESG Committee

Algebris has set up a dedicated ESG Committee, currently comprising of fifteen members of staff at Algebris across different functions and offices.

The ESG Committee is responsible for developing an internal ESG research framework and integratng ESG factors in the investment process, working closely with the investment team to also formalize an engagement process with the entities we invest in.

The Committee also seeks to embed ESG and sustainability considerations in the wider firm activities including our climate strategy.

Silvia Merler

Head of ESG Committee - Oversight and management of ESG strategy and research

Silvia Merler joined Algebris as a research associate in 2019.

She is Head of ESG & Policy Research. Silvia has done extensive research on topics of European political economy, with attention to European macro and financial economics issues, as well as EU institutions and governance.

Before joining Algebris, Silvia served as Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel – Brussels economic policy think tank – and as economic analyst at the European Commission’s DG ECFIN.

Silvia holds a BA and MSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan, and a PhD in European and Eurasian Studies with focus on European political economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She has completed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, and two Responsible Investment courses offered by the UN PRI Academy.

Davide Serra

Strategic oversight

Davide is the Founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, a global investment manager with a historical focus on the financial sector across the capital structure. Founded in 2006, Algebris has gradually expanded its expertise and entered the global credit, Italian equity and green transition space to capture a broader set of value opportunities.

Davide, a dual Italian and British citizen, is recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on financial services and is often consulted by the world’s central bankers and regulators on policy matters. He has been awarded the Commendatore designation, a decoration of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Davide is Chairman and Trustee of the Hakuna Matata foundation, a registered UK charity which he founded with his wife, focused on assisting orphaned children in central Tanzania. Davide is a graduate cum laude of Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and holds a Master CEMS. He played volleyball professionally in Italy from 1985 until 1990 and reached Series A1, and is a keen alpinist.

Anna Crompton

Anna Crompton

Senior Management Legal Oversight

Anna joined Algebris Investments as General Counsel in 2016 and took on the role of Group Chief Operating Officer in February 2020.

After graduating with a degree in law from Cambridge University in 2006, Anna joined leading law firm Allen & Overy LLP where she trained and qualified as a solicitor into the corporate department in 2009.

During her time there she focussed on M&A and ECM and completed two secondments at Barclays Capital and Lloyds Banking Group.

Prior to joining Algebris Investments, Anna spent two years as Group Deputy General Counsel at Shore Capital, an independent investment group listed on AIM and specialising in asset management, principal finance and equity capital market activities.

Antonio Focella

Investment Integration - Sustainable Equity

Antonio joined Algebris in 2019 as a Research Analyst, focusing on macro analysis, predictive analytics, and monetary policy research. He moved to the investment team in 2021 as an Equity Analyst.

Prior to joining Algebris he was a trainee at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission.

Antonio holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University and is a CFA charter holder. In his free time he enjoys running and is passionate about history.

Dimitrios-Karadimos

Dimitrios Karadimos

Investment integration - Risk management

Dimitri joined Algebris as a Risk manager in 2019 and took on the role of Chief Risk Officer in April 2024. His primary focus has been on developing the firm’s liquidity monitoring capabilities, operational risk framework and, more recently, on establishing and furthering the ESG risk monitoring function.

Prior to joining Algebris, he spent 15 years at a London-based hedge fund in various front office roles. He led the development of Equities and Futures Order Management Systems, developing Algorithmic trading as a Quantitative Developer. As a risk Manager, he oversaw technology risk and sat in the investment committee reviewing signal generation in systematic strategies. Before this, he held various software engineering roles in telecommunications and logistics.

Dimitri holds an MEng degree in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF).

Federica Negri

Investment Integration - Italian Equities Strategies

Federica joined Algebris in 2021 as an intern before becoming a Junior Analyst in the Italian equity team.

She is currently finalizing a Master’s degree in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan, where she previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance.

Federica has always been athletic, playing basketball for many years and competitive figure skating. She enjoys traveling and is passionate about painting and music.

Ginevra Bargiacchi

Investment integration - Team coordinator

Ginevra is from a small city near Rome named Tolfa.

She moved to Milan in 2016 to attend Bocconi University where she completed a BA in Economics and Finance (CLEF). She also completed a MSc in Finance at Bocconi, graduating in December 2021. Ginevra joined Algebris as an intern in July 2020 and has remained in the firm since then.

She is passionate about music, from classic to electronic one, and just says that Music gives her the right pace and rhythm.
She spent 6 years studing music and learning to play the tansverse flute which she still enjoys playing in her spare time.

Iacopo Esposito

ESG & Research Analyst

Iacopo joins Algebris in 2023 working on green and sustainable equity investments and policy.

Having recently graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a BA in Environment, Energy, and Economics, he is passionate about the nexus between reconciling sustainable development and economic growth and focused his studies on this.

In his spare time Iacopo greatly enjoys biking, both in the city and in the mountains, as well as golfing, which he has been doing since he was 10.
Having lived in several countries, he speaks English, Italian, and French fluently.

Kevin Kielbasa

Investment Integration - Financial Equity Strategies

Kevin joined the Algebris Financial Equity team in 2022 as an analyst covering US financial institutions with a focus on banks and financial technology companies. 

Prior to joining Algebris, Kevin was most recently with Narmi Inc., a financial technology firm serving US banks and credit unions.  Previously, he was senior equity analyst at Castine Capital Management, a Boston-based investment firm dedicated to the financial services sector, where he covered banks and other financials for over thirteen years.  He began his career at BrownCo, a brokerage division of JPMorgan Chase. 

Kevin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in History and is also a CFA Charterholder.  He currently resides in Boston with his wife and three daughters.

Lennart Lengeling

Investment integration - Global credit strategies

Lennart is an investment analyst in the Global Credit Opportunities team, with a focus on G10 Rates/FX. He joined Algebris as a risk analyst in 2018 and moved to the investment team in 2020.

Lennart completed his BSc in Business Administration and Economics at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and his MSc in Finance with a major in Quantitative Finance at Bocconi University in Milan. Prior to joining Algebris, Lennart gained working experience at Eurex, Commerzbank, Allianz and Goldman Sachs. Lennart is a CFA charter holder since August 2022.

Born in Germany, Lennart spent part of his childhood in the UK and Saudi Arabia and is passionate about travelling and exploring new cultures. Furthermore, he enjoys playing basketball.

Lucy Challis

Carbon offsetting project execution

Lucy joined Algebris in August 2014 becoming Executive Assistant to Davide Serra in July 2015. Lucy is also a Trustee of the Hakuna Matata foundation, a registered UK charity which was founded by Davide Serra in April 2010 to assist orphaned children in Central Tanzania.

Lucy holds a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from The University of Birmingham, UK. British native, she also speaks Spanish and French and is currently studying Italian in her spare time. As part of her degree, Lucy spend a spent a year living and studying in Guadalajara, Mexico. She enjoys travelling, exercise and gardening outside of work.

Maria Sole Bozzi

Maria Sole Bozzi

Investment integration - NPL strategy and Green Division

Maria Sole joined Algebris Investment Team in 2018, where she is also Chief of Staff to Group CEO, Davide Serra. Having obtained a First Class degree in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, she is now studying to become CFA charter holder.

In her free time she loves skiing and kite-surfing, she is also very passionate about golf and has attended several championships at national level.

Polina Hristova

Legal oversight

Polina is the Chief Executive Officer of Algebris Investments (Ireland) Limited, the fund management company for Algebris UCITS and several AIF funds. She is also part of the ESG Committee.

Polina joined Algebris in 2016, and previously served as Assistant General Counsel, with responsibility for legal, regulatory, and commercial matters across the Algebris Group globally.

Polina is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England, and Wales. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics, UCLA, and the Irish Institute of Banking. 

Solveig Leary

Solveig Babinet

External ESG research and Investor relations communication

Solveig joined Algebris in 2016 to help expand our French investor base.

Previously Solveig was a Partner & Senior Investment Analyst at Monreith Capital where she co-ran a global financials fund and at Lionstrust as junior PM of an Emerging Markets Financials fund. Prior to this she worked on the sell side with Morgan Stanley in their Equity research team for 10 years. There she covered several countries, contributed to the publication of reports on stocks investment cases and capital market trends and assisted in orchestrating one of the major financial conferences in the industry.

Solveig holds a Master of Business from EM LYON Business School, Lyon. She is half-French half-Dutch with 3 daughters and loves music, good food, sport and travel. She is a native French speaker and also speaks fluent English and basic Dutch.

Vincent Faradji

Investment Integration - Global Credit Strategies

Vincent joined Algebris in 2023 as an investment analyst for our global credit strategies.He completed his BSc in International Economics and Finance at Bocconi University, where he is currently finalizing a Master’s degree in Finance.

Vincent is a Lieutenant in the reserve of the Austrian Armed Forces where he previously spent one year as part of a reserve officer training program.

An Austrian national, he speaks German, English and Italian fluently.
In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, football and tennis.