LUCA FRONTINI is a director and fund manager at Abraxas Capital Management Ltd, London. He cooperates also with Turicum Investment management, an asset manager active in Vietnam since 2007, advising and working on strategy and business development.


Luca started his career at the World Bank as an economist focusing on the Middle East and North Africa region. He also held a Portfolio Manager position with Pioneer Investments (now Amundi) where he covered US and Far-East Equities and was in charge of the Global Equity specialized portfolios including one of the very first Ethical Funds.


At the beginning of the 2000s he moved to China where he pioneered the starting up of the asset management sector through a work that lead to the creation of a Chinese Asset Management firm, the first Sino-Italian Financial JV and the first ever with the foreign partner as relative majority shareholder. After the company set up in Shanghai (Zhong Ou – Lombarda China) he was appointed as the company CEO that he lead till 2009, reaching profitability over the first operational year in 2006.


He is engaged in supporting poverty reduction programs through NGOs in Uganda, Africa. In the past he spent time working in a non-profit organization based in Kampala and produced also 3 short films focused on water and harvesting needs in Africa in order to raise public awareness about development issues.


Luca holds a Masters’ degree in International Relations and International Economics from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and a Master in Financial Engineering and Business Studies from University College Dublin. He graduated in Theoretical Philosophy from Universtà Cattolica di Milano, Italy in 1990.


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