Blog contributors

Laura Oliva

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Co-founder of eKuota. Degree in Corporate Finance from the Universita’ Luigi Bocconi in Milan, she has more than a decade of experience in capital markets. She was Head of Debt Capital Markets within the Allianz Group, she worked at a number of international investment banks. She was Global Product Specialist, Head of Structured Finance and ABS team, Head of Syndication and Credit Analyst. She managed and executed bond issues and loans syndication for major italian companies. She is a Fixed income and Securitization expert, she deals with financial analysis and financial markets. Co-Author of the AdviseOnly blog. Mom of three, born in Rimini now she lives happily in Milan.

Raffaele Zenti

Co-founder and Head of the Financial Strategies Group of Adviseonly ( Expert in finance and risk management. He graduated in Economics from the University of Turin, with a specialisation in Statistics. He has worked in assets allocation for Sella Asset Management, where he was head of the Financial Business Consultants unit in Engineering. Previously he worked at Allianz Global Investors Italy for ten years as Head of Risk Management and then as Head of Quantitative Management. He was recently the Quantitative Management Manager at Banca Leonardo Group and provided independent consultancy for IDeA Sim - DeA Group. He is also a lecturer in Quantitative Portfolio Management at the University of Turin Master’s in Finance programme, has published various articles in asset management and finance magazines (including the Journal of Asset Management, Economic Notes and Risk) and has contributed to books on subjects related to investment choices and Risk Management.

Riccardo Giacomelli

Riccardo Giacomelli, PhD in Information Theory at the Politecnico di Torino and the CORIPE master's degree in Finance from the University of Turin. After spending a period in the U.S., he decided to devote himself to the world of quantitative finance. He worked briefly in Fondiaria SAI and now works as a researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Statistics at the University of Turin. Passionate about financial markets, derivatives, trading, risk management and computer science applied to finance, develop risk management strategies, and financial trading.

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Patrizia Saviolo

Patrizia started her career in 1993 as a finance analyst at the Hewlett Packard Printer Division. Then she was hired by Levi Strauss Italy for the role of Planning and Reporting manager, working with the company top management at both division and HQ level. In 1998 she moved to GEA Consulenti, where she supported several clients in planning and reporting projects and strategic decision making. Since 2001 she has been working as a freelance consultant, supporting both SMEs and international groups in the areas of corporate finance, control and risk management. Patrizia earned an honor degree in business administration from Turin. She then specialized in strategic finance at IMD and in 2009 she became a CFA Charterholder. She is also a member of ANDAF and author of several publications.

Marco Luraghi

Post-Graduate in International Business Management at Carlo Cattaneo University – LIUC of Castellanza, currently living and working in Shanghai as Financial Analyst, with focus on corporate finance, planning and controlling; at the same time he is taking the opportunity to get to know in depth the Chinese culture and language. From working in Montreal (Canada), Italy and Shanghai to attending Master’s courses in economics and business strategy at W.P. Carey School of Business of Arizona State University, Marco has been continuously joining international experiences in Europe as well as in the United States. He is motivated and determined to pursue his international career with passion while continuously seeking for growth and personal evolvement. He has an older brother with whom he shares, amongst other things, a strong interest for team-sports, he likes going out with friends, and reading about New Management Theories and Self-Leadership.

Paola Fasoli


Paola is the Treasury Manager for a major manufacturer of industrial vehicles. She has many years of experience in debt, cash and funding management. Previously she was European Treasurer and Responsible for the Asset Backed Department. She began her career in the investment banking industry where she was a Credit Analyst. Paola holds a degree in Business Administration from Turin University and she is a Chartered Accountant and Auditor.

Fabio Liberali


Partner and Co-founder of eKuota. Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Communications Officer (CCO) at LU-VE Group. Editorial manager of “Elevatori – The European Elevator Magazine”. Contributor to several international lift industry magazines: “Elevator World” (USA), “Elevator World India” (India), “Lift Report” (Germany), “Ascensores y Montacargas” (Spain), “Vertical Report” (Spain), “Elevation” (UK), Subir y Bajar (ARG), Asansör Dünyasi (Turkey) and “Elenet Press Agency” (USA) and others. Head of Communication & Press Dept. of CUS Pavia – the sports centre of the Università di Pavia (Italy). Italia Magnifica/Interlift 2013 Team Leader. Consultant for several communication departments, trade associations, trade fair organisers, companies and others.

Marta Fracas

Marco Graziano

Marcello Maranzana

Carlo Mariani

Luca Orecchini

Ethan Bailey

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Graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina in 2017. Currently he is a Financial Communications Analyst. Experience in Data Analytics using Stata, SAS, and SQL. Written Econometric research papers on the college wage premium as well as developing countries.

Enrico Navazza


Student in international economics and finance at Bocconi University. Passionate about financial markets and derivative products, about econometrics and financial modelling.

Luca Mecca


Three years ago I left the little town I come from to move to Milan, determined to follow my dream to join the financial world. I had the opportunity to study in two of the best universities in the field, Bocconi University and Wharton, and now I am willing to apply what I learned. I have always been interested in journalism and writing articles about what I love is something I do for my own pleasure.