Myself

As an Investment Consultant and Specialist, Pompeo Pontone is a Professional Investor with 25 years’ experience in the fields of Investment Management, Quantitative Finance & Derivatives Trading and Data Science.

About Me

With over 25 years of experience in the world of finance, Pompeo Pontone is a professional investment specialist in the fields of Investment Management and Capital Markets. Thanks to his skills in financial economics, quantitative finance, econometrics, and stochastic modelling, he specialised over time in portfolio optimisation techniques and financial derivatives trading and developed professional interests in Data Science, FinTech and Private Equity.

Pompeo Pontone graduated with top honours in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and continued his studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he received his Master of Science (MSc) in Finance (Quantitative Finance). He completed the postgraduate course “Mathematical Finance: Contingent Claims Pricing in Continuous Time” – Prof. Helyette Geman (MIT), held at University of Florence.

After his first professional experience in 1995 as Research Analyst at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates in London, he worked as a Fixed Income Analyst at the Financial and Economic Research Department of Credito Italiano (known today as UniCredit), where he was co-author of several publications, including “The Italian Treasury Bond Guide” and “Investment Strategies: Financial Newsletter”.

In 1998 he was appointed Vice President and Senior Fund Manager at Pioneer Investments (known today as Amundi-Pioneer), a Dublin based firm specialized in the management of investment funds. From 1999 to 2001 he served as Director – CoHead of Corporate Bonds & Credit Portfolios at Intesa Asset Management (known today as Eurizon-Intesa San Paolo). Between 2001 and 2010, Pompeo Pontone held top management positions in leading financial institutions. After holding the position of Managing Director – Head of Corporate Bonds & Credit Derivatives at Fineco Asset Management from 2001 to 2002, he was Managing Director – Head of Corporate Bonds & Credit Derivatives Proprietary Trading at BMPS Bank in London. He held this position until 2010, when he was appointed Managing Director – Head of Alternative Investments and Asset Management at ALTIAM – Amstel Securities LLP. In 2011 he worked as Senior Financial Advisor at Method Investments & Advisory Ltd. He currently works as an Investor and Investment Specialist with a focus in Quantitative Finance, Derivatives Trading, FinTech, Data Science, Private Equity.

Pompeo Pontone is also skilled in Computer Programming (Java-Python) and he has professional interests in the fields of Information Technology, Cyber Security and Computer Science. He speaks English and Italian with full professional proficiency, Spanish with professional working proficiency, French and Thai with elementary proficiency. Pompeo Pontone is a PADI Certified Dive Master and he holds a Day Skipper (Sail & Motor) License by Marine Education RYS Training Centre.

Values

The digital revolution that in recent years has affected all socio-economic-cultural sectors of human existence has contributed to an unprecedented diffusion of knowledge. However, only those who are willing to study, deepen their knowledge and understanding are the real protagonists of this extraordinary phenomenon. Those who are not lucky enough to be “anointed” by this almost mystical hunger for knowledge, just have to grope in the dark or, better say, in the blinding light of a “sea magnum” of often inconsistent and unreliable information that continues to feed the monster of superficiality and semblance of knowledge, detached from a rigorous study and a validated scientific method. Knowledge and dissemination of validated knowledge in all its forms. In addition to being a moral imperative, for Pompeo Pontone there is no greater satisfaction than being able to master a subject and make it understandable to those who do not have the tools to do it. In order to get results in every field you need study, dedication, competence, professionalism and a strong will to learn what we still don’t understand. Discipline, control, self-awareness and all that surrounds us complete the picture and therefore personal balance is essential. Pompeo Pontone dedicates himself to perfecting his knowledge in the disciplines that fascinate him, both physical and intellectual, trying to follow the teaching of the famous Latin phrase “Mens sana in corpore sano”.

Knowledge

The skill that most of all defines the human nature. The ability to learn and teach to others, whether it is a new scientific theory or a technique for the pursuit of one’s passions

Control

What is Mathematics? A universal language, indispensable to decipher what we call Nature, to formalize and rigorously represent chaos and all that natural languages ​​are unable to explain. Mathematics is the greatest gift ever made for mankind who, thanks to it, deludes himself into having control of Nature’s “governing dynamics”.

Harmony

Mind, body, the environment that surrounds us. Essential elements in the eternal search for balance and symmetry, a continuous challenge that allows the complete expression of the human being.

Community

Goal pursuit is often a process driven by individual effort. The challenge is to broaden its participation in the community. Sharing a goal with others, allows you to feel part of a whole, in the search for direction to achieve yourself.

My passions

Work and passions are not in antithesis for Pompeo Pontone. His main interest is to deepen and update his knowledge of Financial Economics, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance and Data Science, to apply it for professional purposes as well as for the dissemination and teaching to professionals and non-professionals. Being also PADI Dive Master and certified Skipper (Sail & Motor), Pompeo Pontone cultivates his love for the sea by exploring exotic dive sites around the world and encouraging others to learn to dive. Driven by a strong desire to search for harmony and symmetry, Pompeo Pontone practices martial arts (Wing Chun and Muay Thai) and meditation to exercise his personal balance, while he loves to be involved in interior design projects by which he expresses concretely his idea of ​​order and beauty.