Abraxas Capital Management has been operating for in excess of 20 years and now combines top performing senior ex investment bankers with a talented new generation of crypto enthusiasts. At present, the team includes more than 20 professionals globally and is assisted by IT specialists focused on the creation and the development of risk management and trading systems.
The core team members
Co-Portfolio Manager, Elysium Global Arbitrage Fund
Carlo has been collaborating with Abraxas Capital Management Ltd since their first steps in the crypto industry. In October 2018, Carlo and Fabio Frontini collaborated in the launch of the Elysium Global Arbitrage Fund under the HEKA Funds Sicav plc umbrella, for whom he still works as co-portfolio manager. Carlo graduated in Economics, Finance and International Business at 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 in Milan.
Director and COO
Barbara joined Abraxas in 2013 where she oversees the company’s operations and is the Compliance Officer and MLRO for the company. After graduating with a high school diploma in accountancy Barbara joined Leasint, the leasing arm of Banca Intesa in Milan in 1990. During her time here Barbara managed payroll and HR and then moved to Strategic Marketing where she oversaw the development of the company website and online services. Barbara holds a diploma in Investment Compliance and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Nick is a Director of Abraxas, with responsibilities including compliance, risk management and finance. Prior to joining Abraxas in 2005, Nick worked with and later took Fabio’s role as Head of Strategic Proprietary Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DRKW) in London. Nick brings with him thirty-five years of experience in major markets, including being involved from the launch in the European Financial Futures derivatives markets. Nick is a Cambridge University economics graduate and was awarded his MA in 1983.
Luca co-founded Abraxas Capital Management with Fabio Frontini in 2002 and actively participated in the launch of the first Abraxas fund in 2003. Today he is a director at HEKA Funds Sicav plc where he is responsible for Risk Management. 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).