Davide Serra

Davide Serra
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Algebris Investments (UK), United Kingdom

Davide is currently the Founder and CEO, Algebris Investments LLP, leading investment and portfolio management for the fund which manages approx. $2bn in global financials, private equity and credit. Davide was a leading Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he headed the European Banks Research Team and was the Global Banks team coordinator. Davide was rated individually among the top European banks analysts for the period 1999-2006. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Davide worked in the top rated UBS Banks research team as a senior analyst (1995-2000) where he lead several IPOs and M&A projects and won major surveys including Institutional Investor and Extel from 1998 till 2000. Davide has been awarded the Young Global Leader designation by the World Economic Forum and is recognized as one of the World's leading experts on financial services. He is often consulted by the World's Central Bankers and Regulators on policy matters and he regularly contributes to the discourse on financial reform. He is Chairman and Trustee of Hakuna Matata foundation, a registered UK Charity which he founded with his wife in April 2010. The primary focus of the foundation's work is assisting orphaned children in Central Tanzania. Davide is a graduate cum laude of Bocconi University in Italy and holds a Master CEMS. He speaks Italian and is fluent in English and French. Davide played volleyball professionally in Italy from 1985 - 1990 and reached Series A1. He enjoys climbing and off-piste skiing in the Alps and mountains around the world.