Michele Faissola - Investment Specialist

Michele Faissola

Michele Faissola is an investment specialist with more than 25 years of experience in financial services. His expertise includes investment banking, asset management, and wealth management.

Faissola is the CEO of Dilmon, a top private family office, and the co-Founder of F.A.B. Partners, an investment platform backed by a select group of global long-term investors. He is an Advisory Board Member at Virtualics, an AR/VR data visualization start-up, a Member of the Supervisory Board of Printemps, a French retail chain and board member of Heritage Oil, which controls the largest oil field in Nigeria.

 

About Michele Faissola

Michele Faissola is an investment specialist with more than 25 years of experience in financial services. His expertise includes investment banking, asset management, and wealth management. Faissola is the CEO of Dilmon, a top private family office, and the co-Founder of F.A.B. Partners, an investment platform backed by a select group of global long-term investors. He is an Advisory Board Member at Virtualics, an AR/VR data visualization start-up, a Member of the Supervisory Board of Printemps, a French retail chain and board member of Heritage Oil, which controls the largest oil field in Nigeria.

Faissola spent a significant portion of his career working at Deutsche Bank. During his tenure, spanning from 1995 until 2016, he occupied various senior positions including Global Head of OTC Derivatives and Global Head of Rates and Commodities. In his final three and half years with the bank, he served as Global Head of Asset & Wealth Management and Member of the Group Executive Committee. In this role, he assumed responsibility over one of the top bank-owned asset and wealth management divisions in the world, with $1.3 trillion in invested assets, managing its complete turnaround from a loss making division to over $1.5 billion in profit, stopping outflows and achieving record inflows in H1 2015. As a member of the Group Executive Committee he participated in leading the group’s integration of all fiduciary businesses. This included traditional asset management, wealth management, exchange traded funds and alternative asset management.

Between 2002 and 2012 Faissola sat on the board of the ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association), which works to make over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets safe and efficient. He began as Board Member and became Vice Chairman in 2004.

Faissola also served as Chairman and Member of the Board of the GFMA (Global Financial Markets Association), and as a Member of the Board of AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe).

Remarkable Investments

As co-founder of F.A.B. Partners, Michele Faissola has been involved in multiple significant investments targeting superior returns across various asset classes, sectors, and geographies. He co-led the acquisition of CIFC, the Nasdaq-listed investment company and debt fund manager, in 2016 and advised on several other major investments. CIFC has become now the leading CLO manager in the world.

Latest News

In February 2018 Faissola joined the Advisory Board of Virtualics, an AI-based analytics platform that combines big data and VR/AR technology to improve data accessibility and processing.

In May 2018, the leading French retailer, Printemps Group, appointed Michele Faissola to the supervisory board of Printemps SAS and as shareholder representative to Place des Tendances, Printemps’ e-commerce platform. Printemps owns and manages 19 department stores across France and specializes in the retail of fashion, luxury, and beauty products.

In June 2018 Faissola joined to Board of Heritage Oil, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with active assets in Africa and Europe.

Faissola Foundation Logo

In 2020 Fassiola founded The Fassiola Foundation to provide learning environments for underprivileged children and young people across Europe. With the first center located in Taggia Italy, these spaces will provide the necessary support and tools, to encourage Europe’s youth to proactively invest in their own futures.

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