Alex Caramella joins Caerus IM as Group Risk Manager and MLRO


Prague, 30th August 2018 – Caerus Investment Management (Caerus IM) has today announced the appointment of Alex Caramella, an independent external consultant responsible for oversight of Caerus group’s risk management and MLRO functions.

Mr. Caramella has spent over 20 years working in investment banking in London, focused primarily on strategic equity derivatives structuring, corporate finance and equity capital markets.

Prior to joining Caerus, Mr. Caramella was previously a Managing Director and EMEA Head of Equity Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, managing a team of 20 senior sales people, lawyers and product developers. Mr. Caramella also held a similar role of International Head of Equities structuring with VTB International in London, responsible for global development of all equity solutions.

Mr. Caramella started his career at J.P. Morgan in 1993 in the M&A and investment banking division and has subsequently held senior positions in London and New York working for Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and UBS.

During his career, he has focused mainly on financial institutions, SWFs and large corporations, leading high-profile IPOs, mergers and secondary capital raisings as well as structuring and implementing strategic equity derivative and risk management solutions.

Mr. Caramella holds a doctorate degree in economics and finance from the Universita’ Cattolica University of Milan and an MBA (Distinction) from Oxford University’s Said Business School. He also holds various certificates from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) qualifying for the Level 3 Certificate in Derivatives and UK regulations. He speaks fluent English and Italian.

Lastly Mr. Caramella has held approved person status with the FCA since 1995, while performing various controlled functions including the CF21 (Investment Adviser) and CF30 (Customer Dealing Function). Presently in relation to his role at Caerus IM, he holds CF28 (Systems and controls) and CF 11 (Money Laundering Reporting).

Christopher Millen, Managing Director of Caerus IM said: “Alex is a senior figure in both UK and Continental Europe financial circles, and is someone whom I have known and respected for many years having studied together at Oxford. His addition to the Caerus team marks a milestone in our growth, as we enhance our regulatory compliance capabilities in preparation for the launch of our new Caerus Capital Partners Fund III, a Luxembourg domiciled open-ended institutional fund. Having worked previously in several of the world’s most prestigious investment banks, Alex truly understands the need for diligent risk management in today’s post GFC environment, and the importance of such systems being in place to protect our investor’s interests. Accordingly, Alex’s appointment demonstrates our group’s commitment to maintaining the highest risk management standards.”

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