Roberto Rivera ceo riv-capital



Founder and Principal Investor at Riv Capital.

Roberto has 25 years of experience prior as a Derivative Trader then as an Investment/Private Banker within European and American investment firms in London, Frankfurt and Milan.
American Express Bank, Dresdner Bank, Banca IMI, Lehman Brothers, Nomura the main experiences.

Awarded for big investment banking deals especially in the securitisation field, Roberto is an accomplished trader with a deep knowledge of market structures and derivatives showing official and constant double digit annual returns implementing Q-strategies and value investments.

His strong passion for academic quant research took him prior to cover the seat of Monetary Policy and Fixed Income as Adjoint Professor at the University of Bologna (Italy).

Stefano Camponovo
Vice Chairman

Founder and Investor at Riv Capital
he serves as Vice Chairman.

Stefano is a 30 years experienced banker and CEO at Camponovo & Partners Group –Headquarter Lugano in Switzerland. Founded in early 70’s originally by his father as a Consulting firm, currently it is active in corporate finance, strategic consultancy, tax advisory, private equity, wealth management, real estate management and investments, with offices also in Dubai, Hong Kong and still expanding worldwide.

His long experience started in London and New York at Morgan Grenfell & Co., Bank and Prudential Bache broker house and previously as Inspector of Tax Office at the Finance Department of Canton Ticino (Switzerland). Stefano holds a BS in Economics and Finance at University of St. Gallen, Hochscule (Switzerland)

Andrea Della Valle
Vice Chairman

Founder and Investor at Riv Capital
he serves as Vice Chairman.

Andrea is one of the first hour founders at Lehman Brothers Italy from 1987 to 2008 and after at Nomura.
Ran the Institutional Equity Sales group of Lehman based in London and Milan.
As a banker his historical client coverage is asset managers, insurance companies, pension funds, banking foundations. With more than 200 companies over 20 years, Andrea has a deep expertise in international equities, sales, IPOs distribution and structured products.
He was split between cash and derivatives sales people always managing large number of professional in his teams and driving only big deals. Prior he started at Bankers Trust International.

He holds an MBA in Economics and Management at INSEAD of Fontainebleau (Paris) and a BA in Economics at McGill University in Montreal (Canada).
Andrea is the undisputed investment banker everybody would like to have on board.

Adele Luigia Fantoni
Vice Chairman

Founder and Investor at Riv Capital
she serves as Vice Chairman.

Adele is a Ph.D., Doctor in Dentistry, Orthodontics, Nutrition and Aesthetic medicine owning a well-known medical office in the centre of Milan (Italy) for about 30 years.
Whilst her apparent experience is completely different, due to her father’s untimely death, she found herself still very young to manage and protect the family assets. Unusually, Adele has given proof constantly to being able to multiply the heritage, developing a real passion and knowledge of the financial markets and of their related risks.

Adele is the maximum expression of passion and science in a wider holistic approach to business and to life.

Mario Giannelli
Vice Chairman

Founder and Investor at Riv Capital
he serves as Vice Chairman.

Mario is a senior-young experienced and blazoned Investment Banker with a 40+ years experience within top investment firms in London, Hong Kong and Milan. Lehman Brothers, Greenwich Natwest and Credito Italiano (now Unicredit) the main experiences where he covered senior roles as CEO, General Manager and/or Member of the Board of Directors.

His deep knowledge is precious in the deal making process as well as in the relationships with Regulators and Authorities. Mario is extremely skilled about financial markets as a former Chairman at MTS, Member of the Italian Technical Finance Committee, and Member of the Board at Exchange Clearing House in London.

Mario holds a BS in Law at University of Napoli and an MBA at Bocconi University in Milan(Italy).

Massimiliano Marzo
Chief Economist

Founder and Investor at Riv Capital
he serves as Chief Economist.

Max is Professor of Economics at University of Bologna and Director at Bologna Business School at the Master of Wealth Management.
He covers the Seats of Economics of Financial Markets, International Finance and Asset Management.

During his academic performance both as a teacher and a researcher with a lot of scientific publications, he still serves as a Member of the Board in several Italian Companies and Senior Advisor especially about Risk Management.

Max holds a Ph.D. in Economics at Yale University (USA).

Alvise Di Stefano
Managing Director

Founder and Investor at Riv Capital
he serves as Managing Director.

Alvise has a 25-year professional experience encompassing legal and entrepreneurial roles in Milan, Rome and London.
As a lawyer he worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer covering investment funds and private equity companies listed/not, for 5 years.
As a senior lawyer, later for other 4 years, at one of the largest and most prominent Italian law firms, Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners, he assisted investment and commercial banks, insurances and large private equity funds in domestic and cross boarder banking and distressed transactions, including some of the largest NPL’s deals ever completed in Italy.
Finally, from 2009 he was co-founder and executive board member at J-Invest group, an independent financial firm, active in the field of distressed assets and NPLs, which over the last decade purchased more than Eur 4,9 bln of NPL’s. Since 2020 Alvise is an active private investor in banking, real-estate and distressed and also healthcare and renewable energy.
Alvise holds an MA in Law at University of Bologna.

Deepika Prabhakar
Personal Assistant

Executive Assistant at Riv Capital
she serves as personal assistant.

Deepika is a young PA in Dubai, where she has been living since 2016.
She graduated in India and holds a BS in computer applications (B.C.A) from Mangalore Institute of Management and Engineering, Mangalore India.
In UAE she matured experience in a real estate firm at Gems Star Properties and later at Triveni Packaging Trdg. CO. LLC, Dubai, always with administrative roles.
Finally, she brings with her an extensive background in customer service from Government Sectors and Corporate Environments.
Deepika shows always a positive, hard-working mindset, and is passionate about any challenges.


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