Francesco FranzeseFounder and Managing Director


    Francesco Franzese has over 18 years experience in investment banking. After graduating at University of Naples he moved to London to complete a MSc in Financial Economics.

    In 1997 he joined Deutsche Bank working in the Structured Credit marketing team. In 1999 he ran the Merrill Lynch’s Italian Derivative Solutions team closing various large cash and synthetic CLOs. He was hired as Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns, where he set up the Fixed Income business for Greece, Italy and Spain mainly focusing on structured credit products and illiquid credits.

    He then moved to Royal Bank of Scotland as the South European Head of Fixed Income business where he executed various large balance sheet, Real Estate Sale and Leaseback and Equity Financing transactions.

    In 2009 he joined as Senior Advisor FBS, one of the largest Italian Private Non Performing Loans Special Servicer. During his time at FBS, Francesco originated and executed Non Performing Loans portfolios for Credit Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds for a notional of over € 3 billion. Recently he has also created CIOM RE, a vehicle that invests in distressed Real Estate assets.

    Francesco has originated, carried out the assessment and executed the due diligence on behalf of different companies for NPL portfolios.