Francesco Podestà


My job is split between leading hedging advisory projects for private capital investments and corporate exposures, and driving JCRA’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

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  • 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 JCRA, 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 JCRA lines of business in Italy and Spain.

Before joining JCRA in 2015 I spent seven years on the trading floor of an investment bank, dealing with a very wide range of clients (banks, other financial institutions and listed corporates) and regions (southern Europe and EMEA emerging markets). 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 JCRA 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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