The team can also avail itself of expert advisors and partner companies, providing specialized skills whilst letting Abraxas maintain its valuable flexibility.


Advisors and strategic partnerships


Luca Celati

Non-Executive Director/Advisor

Luca co-founded Abraxas Capital Management with Fabio Frontini in 2002 and actively participated in the launch of the first fund in 2003. Today he still holds a directorship in Abraxas Capital Management and advises on the firm’s business stragegy. Luca was the Global Head of Risk Management in the Debt Division of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DRKW) in London for three years. Before that, he was involved in a Private Equity deal at an industrial company in northern Italy. Earlier in his career, he was in Proprietary Credit Trading and Sovereign Bond Arbitrage at Bankers Trust in New York and London. He has had other independent consulting assignments in Risk Management. Luca is the author of The Dark Side of Risk Management (FT-Prentice Hall, October 2004). He was awarded an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University in 1988. He holds a Laurea in Economics from LUISS in Rome (1984).



Luca Frontini

Non-Executive Director/Advisor

Luca, after an experience as portfolio manager, still acts as an advisor in respect of strategies with an Emerging Market bias for Abraxas’ advisory platform for managed accounts. Luca started his career as an Economist at the World Bank in 1996. In 2000 he moved to Pioneer Investments in Dublin where he worked as a portfolio manager on the US and Far East Equity desk and then on the Global Equity desk in charge of specialised equity products. In late 2003, Luca moved to China and in 2004 created Lombarda China Fund Management Co., the first ever Sino-Italian Fund Management Joint Venture. Luca was the CEO of Lombarda China from 2005 to 2009, managing about USD 1 bn. in investments in China and advising foreign financial institutions on investments in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Luca holds a Masters degree in International Economics from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and a Master in Financial Engineering and Business Studies from Bocconi University and University College Dublin.



Andrea Guidoni

Asset Management Specialist and Corporate Consultant

Andrea has been collaborating since 2013 as a consultant for the EOS Sustainable Investment Fund, where he is the principal advisor for the Fund’s M&A activities and for the management of the SPVs (Single Purpose Vehicle). Before obtaining an MBA, Andrea has a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino. Prior to his collaboration with the SIF, Andrea had over 20 years of experience in managerial roles for two blue chip Italian industrial companies.



Balthazar Cazac

Strategic Advisor

Balthazar plays a key role in the SIF’s business development and project origination and in managing institutional relationships. Balthazar holds a Ph.D. in genetic engineering and molecular immunology from UCL, London. He carried out post-doctoral research in the UK and the US, before entering the renewable energy sector in early 2003 as a consultant in Europe and South East Asia. In 2006 he founded Cautha Srl, a utility scale solar PV plant developer and financial advisory firm.  He was then responsible for Italian M&A activities at Sunrock BV, a Dutch solar boutique asset manager. Prior to his collaboration with Abraxas as independent strategic advisor, he assisted leading Far East Asian investment firms in the deployment of capital in large-scale European solar and wind portfolios.



Carlo Zaffaroni

Independent Consultant

Carlo has been collaborating with Fabio Frontini since the first steps in the crypto space until the launch of the Elysium Global Arbitrage Fund in October 2018. He now works as a consultant for the Fund. Carlo graduated in Economics, Finance and International Business from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford and was awarded a Master’s degree in Finance by Cass Business School in London. Prior to his collaboration with Abraxas, Carlo worked as an intern in the Investment Coordination and Socially Responsible Investments team of BSI SA Bank in Lugano and as a financial analyst for the Studio Guatri Miglietta and the Studio Zaffaroni in Milan.



Federico Bagiotti

Independent Consultant

Federico started his career in the securities business almost 25 years ago after graduating Summa cum Laude from Bocconi University. He has been active mostly in the Equities and Equity Derivatives markets covering various roles as Equity Sales, Analyst, and Trader of major international financial institutions with a particular focus in relative value ideas and various types of arbitrage strategies. After having obtained the CFA Charter he joined a Hong Kong FinTech startup active in Research, Advisory, and Asset Management solutions through the analysis of Big Data. He collaborates as a consultant for the Elysium Arbitrage Fund since its inception in 2018.



Richwell Partners

Compliance Partner

Richwell Partners are a team of senior regulatory compliance professionals, who understand the businesses of FCA regulated clients and how best to address FCA compliance requirements appropriately in each case.
A tailored service ensures clients are up to date with regulation, have implemented their procedures properly, and have the evidential trail to prove it. Richwell assist clients at both the start-up stage and throughout their lifespan



Amagis Capital

UCITS partner

Amagis Capital is a boutique financial platform offering customized solutions for a variety of clients including asset managers, family offices and high net worth individuals. The team offers dedicated fund hosting, wealth management and advisory services. Amagis Capital clients can rely on the team’s unique expertise in the structuring of investment and asset protection vehicles, as well as a deep knowledge of financial markets across all strategies and asset classes.

Amagis Capital was founded in 2013 by a senior team of managing partners with over 75 years cumulated experience in financial markets, securities finance, complex products structuring and client relations. Amagis Capital’s strength relies on the professionalism of its team where all members share a senior background within Investment Banking Divisions of some of the most prestigious global financial institutions.