Our team

Our people are our edge

With each team member driven by passion and skill, our 10 person investment team has extensive experience in the Global credit markets, arranging and investing in structured, high yield and distressed credit over multiple cycles.

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Portfolio Manager

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Portfolio Manager

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Head of Special Situations

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Special Situations

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Head of Business Development

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Investor Relations

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Investor Relations

Prior to founding Serone in 2009, Neil served as Head of the European Structured Credit Agency group at Morgan Stanley in London, European Head of CLOs at Citigroup and Director in the Structured Credit Derivatives group at JP Morgan Chase. Throughout his banking career, Neil was responsible for deal sourcing, structuring, and syndicating a variety of credit instruments across corporate and asset-backed securities, in both cash and derivative format. With over 30 years in the industry, Neil has built a highly extensive global network for sourcing and distribution.

Neil holds a BSc in Engineering in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Southampton University and an MA in Finance from London Business School.

Serj has managed the award-winning Key Opportunities Fund since its inception in 2012. Ahead of this he built up a decade of buy-side experience at KBC Financial Products in London. As Senior Portfolio Manager he was responsible for a multi-billion dollar CLO/CDO/ABS investments and trading portfolio, one of the largest in Europe. Prior to KBCFP, Serj held senior positions in structured finance and credit derivatives at Standard & Poor’s and Credit Suisse Financial Products.

Serj holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MA in Finance from London Business School.

Adrian has over 26 years of experience in fixed income and alternatives investments. Before co-founding Serone in 2009, Adrian served as Executive Director and Head of the Multi-Asset Class Group within the International Prime Brokerage at Morgan Stanley in London. There, he was responsible for managing and developing the fixed income and foreign exchange platforms for hedge fund clients. Prior to that, Adrian also headed the Fixed Income Client Service Group at Morgan Stanley.

Adrian holds a BA in Finance from Sheffield Hallam University and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Since joining the Investment Team in 2009, Stuart has had a primary focus on the evaluation, execution, and monitoring of structured credit investment opportunities. He also contributes to the ongoing management of client portfolios and the build out of Serone’s proprietary analytics. Previously, he worked at HSBC, initially in the Americas ABS Origination group, but primarily in the EMEA Leveraged and Acquisition Finance group, which originates, executes and distributes leveraged, investment-grade, and infrastructure financing products for large corporate and private equity clients.

Stuart holds a BSc in Physics from Durham University and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from Imperial College London. Stuart is also a CFA Charterholder and a GARP qualified FRM.

Having joined Serone in 2018, Filippo focuses on the firm’s investments in Structured Products. With over 17 years in the industry, he has broad experience in structuring and investing in a wide range of transactions globally. Prior to joining Serone, Filippo worked as a senior investment professional at GoldenTree Asset Management, specialising in European and USD Structured Products. Before that Filippo was Head of Loan trading at Mediobanca and held positions at Alcentra, Morgan Stanley and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Filippo holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance from the Bocconi University in Milan.

Ralph joined the Serone investment team in October 2018, successfully launching the European Special Situations Fund in April 2020. Prior to Serone, Ralph was a Partner and co-founder at Sothic Capital Management, a hedge fund focused on European Distressed Situations. He was responsible for circa one third of the assets and was the largest profit contributor for the firm. Before co-founding Sothic, Ralph was a Senior Analyst in the European Distressed Debt team at J.P Morgan responsible for research.

Ralph holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Diploma in International Business from ESCP Europe.

Piotr Ossowicz is a Senior Analyst at Serone, focused on credit Special Situations. He has 11 years of experience in the sector, having invested across capital structure in distressed credit in multiple European jurisdictions. Prior to joining Serone, Piotr worked as a Senior Analyst at Ironshield Capital Management, specialising in European stressed and distressed credit and before that he was a part of the Leveraged Finance and Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse, where he focused on bond and loan origination. Previously, Piotr worked as a consultant at BCG.

Piotr holds an MBA, Finance Operations from The Wharton School and an MSc in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Warsaw.

Joseph joined Serone in 2020 to lead Business Development, bringing over 17 years of industry experience, having previously held various senior positions as Managing Director at Advent Capital, London, Global Head of Business Development at Astra AMCO in London and Director of Business Development at Sio Capital in New York. Prior to moving to the buy-side, Joseph worked for over a decade in the European capital markets as a trader at Citigroup and Lloyds Banking Group managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of global equities, commodity futures and equity derivatives.

Joseph holds a BA in Economics from Birmingham City University.

Since 2014 Hassan has been part of the Investor Relations team. He is responsible for client acquisition, servicing, public relations and representing the company at various industry events and awards. Prior to this he worked within credit markets, gaining experience at Société Generale where he traded financial CDS in a market making capacity, primarily on European insurers, with a secondary focus on banks. Following on from his time in banking he was a founding partner at a financial consultancy firm that advised hedge funds on effective marketing to investors.

Hassan holds a BSc in Economics from the University of York.

As a member of the Investor Relations team Chloe also serves as Chair to Serone’s ESG Committee. With seven years of industry experience Chloe has been responsible for Sales, Marketing and Investor relations at WyeTree Asset Management and before that was part of the operations team responsible for Middle Office and Risk Management functions.

Chloe holds a BSc in Mathematics from Keele University and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Warwick.

Richard joined Serone in July 2018 as CTO. Richard leads the technology and development team as well as being responsible for IT infrastructure, external systems and cyber security. Prior to Serone, Richard gained extensive experience in software development and quantitative analysis through his roles at East Lodge Capital, Winton Capital, Bank of America, New Finance Capital and Sungard Adaptive. Richard also has significant quantitative modelling experience gained in his post-doctoral roles at Tsinghua University Bejiing and the University of Cambridge.

Richard holds a BSc and MA, Meng in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Cambridge.