Alfredo de Angelis Appointed as Head of Global Structured Solutions
New York, NY. – ACGM, Inc. (“ACGM”) today announced the appointment of Alfredo (“Dino”) de Angelis as Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Structured Solutions within the firm’s Investment Banking & Advisory Group.
While many bulge bracket banks have continued to trim their investment banking groups in recent years, boutique investment banking firm ACGM continues to grow, having recently received a number of high profile mandates, making several senior hires in 2012 and 2013 and opening an office in Berlin. Mr. de Angelis’s appointment further strengthens ACGM’s formidable team of veteran investment banking and advisory professionals, reinforcing ACGM’s commitment to meet its clients’ expectation that senior professionals play a major role in all of the firm’s investment banking and advisory mandates. Mr. de Angelis has extensive experience executing transactions and advisory mandates in ACGM’s core focus markets, the US, LATAM and EMEA, and has built strong relationships across these regions. Furthermore, Mr. de Angelis adds to the firm his extensive experience and contacts in the Asia-Pacific region. His hire is a major success for ACGM which has been building a practice comprised of internationally-recognized senior bankers and finance professionals.
Mr. de Angelis brings to the firm over 20 years of experience in the global financial markets, structuring and trading corporate and structured finance products and derivative products referencing forex, rates, credit, and commodity prices. Over the course of his career, he has financed, traded, and/or restructured across a broad spectrum of asset classes, industries, and financing structures and has held senior positions in quantitative research, trading, structuring, liability management, FIG product development, structured finance principal investments, and bankruptcy & distressed restructuring. Mr. de Angelis has been involved in the structuring of 100+ transactions including award-winning and landmark deals.
Earlier in his career, Mr. de Angelis spent almost a decade working for Merrill Lynch where he held various high level positions. As a Director and head of the firm’s Latin American Structured Finance and Infrastructure Principal Group, he was responsible for structuring and trading activity across the region, including cash and derivatives products. Mr. de Angelis’s team was responsible for numerous landmark cross-border transactions such as the Nikkei Remittance (Banco do Brasil) transaction which was awarded the Deal of the Last 20 Years by Latin Finance.
Mr. de Angelis was also a founding member of Merrill Lynch’s Structured Credit Arbitrage group which focused on securitization and asset repackaging strategies, through its proprietary securities, derivatives, direct lending, and reinsurance vehicles.
He started at Merrill Lynch as a VP in the Structured Solutions Group, a cross-disciplinary team assembled by senior management to create innovative solutions for Merrill Lynch’s strategic clients around the globe. This group was responsible for numerous first-of-their-kind transactions from which separate businesses were built.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 1999, Mr. de Angelis was a Vice President at AIG Trading Group where he was a senior member of the Structured Transactions Group. There he focused on structured finance and derivative products in commodities and financial future flows and on debt restructurings in the Global Emerging Markets. While at AIG Trading Group, he spent 3 years in Hong Kong, including during the Asian crisis of 1997-8, developing hedging and capital financing products for distressed companies in the region. Mr. de Angelis originally joined AIG Trading Group as a quant to assist in developing a risk arbitrage trading desk. He ultimately became co-head of the desk which traded commodity, forex, and interest rate derivatives. Prior to joining AIG Trading Group, he was a portfolio analyst with Fidelity Investments in the Global Bond Division where he ran asset allocation, security selection, and currency overlay strategies for its bond and balanced portfolios.
Mr. de Angelis has been asked to take part in numerous speaking engagements including keynote speeches at industry conferences and addresses to governing bodies in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
ACGM’s President, Carlos Abadi welcomed Mr. de Angelis, noting his vast experience in the global financial markets and the respect and accolades that Mr. de Angelis receives within the industry.
“I have been fortunate enough to have worked on numerous deals with Dino throughout my career and I am thrilled that he is now part of the ACGM team. Dino is highly respected within the industry and I am delighted that we can offer his valuable and highly sought after knowledge and expertise to our global client base. Dino will be a huge asset to both our clients and to the rest of the Investment Banking & Advisory Group. There is no substitute for his level of experience, and he joins the firm at a very exciting time as we embark on several major mandates.”
Mr. de Angelis earned his BA, MS, and PhD (ABD) in engineering from M.I.T. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 licenses. He is fluent in English and Italian and has lived and worked in the USA, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. While working at ACGM, Mr. de Angelis will continue to play a major role at Gapstone, LLC, the financial restructuring advisory practice that he founded in 2008. Gapstone LLC and ACGM will continue to seek opportunities for collaboration and joint venturing in the financial restructuring and advisory business.
About Abadi & Co.
Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.
Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments.
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