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Francesco Podestà


My job is split between leading hedging advisory projects for private capital investments and corporate exposures, and driving Chatham’s business development agenda across Europe, with a particular focus on, but not exclusive to, pan-European and southern European clients.

T: +44 (0)207 493 3310

Email Francesco


  • Private Equity
  • Commodity Hedging
  • Corporates
  • Deal Contingent Hedging
  • FX Hedging
  • Hedge Accounting
  • Inflation Hedging
  • Interest Rate Hedging


  • MSc Financial Markets, University of Pisa
  • Diploma in Economics, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa
  • BSc Economy of Financial Markets, University of Genoa

About Francesco

I spend a substantial amount of time taking care of the strategic thinking and structuring behind several advisory works for the team at Chatham, taking care of the more complex situations and engagements where bridging the language barrier will deliver the best advantage for our clients. On the latter effort, I frequently end up following the developments across all Chatham lines of business in Italy and Spain.

Previously, I spent seven years at J.P. Morgan, leading financial market risk management projects with European and Emerging EMEA clients. Having built the required technical experience for this role, I realised that I preferred the emotional connection of being on the “buy” rather than the “sell” side of derivatives, and the move to Chatham felt natural.

On a sunny day, you will find me in my garden, with my family or playing sports with friends. On a wet day, I’ll be watching a documentary series about our planet and its inhabitants or visiting the latest art exhibition in town (whichever town I am visiting at the time!)

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Published work

EURGBP Volatility Ahead – how to incorporate uncertainty into your decision-making process

Financial theory states that the spot price of any free-floating currency will adjust over time to incorporate all external factors that might influence its exchange rate.

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Private Equity Deal Digest Q2 2019

The big story of last quarter was the flattening of yield curves across most major economies.

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