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ALBERTO THOMAS

In 2009, Alberto co-founded Fideres. As a partner, Alberto has mainly focused on developing market analyses and novel methodologies aimed at identifying anomalous or illicit behaviors such as: market manipulation, benchmark fixing manipulation, product mis-selling, anti-competitive conduct and discrimination conduct.

Since 2014 Alberto is the managing partner of Fideres Inc USA, Fideres’s US arm. Alberto has acted in an expert witness capacity in disputes involving banks and brokers, on one side, and institutional investors or consumers, on the other side. Examples of such disputes include mis-selling claims on complex financial derivative products and hedging solutions, LIBOR manipulation and fraud claims.

From 2005 to 2009, Alberto was head of Structured Products at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, leading a team responsible for the structuring of synthetic credit derivatives products and customer driven solutions. In this capacity Alberto oversaw the development and execution of structured products such as CLOs, CDOs, credit default swaps, total return swaps.

From 2004 to 2005, Alberto led the Fixed Income team as Director, Head of Structuring at ABN AMRO. In this role, Alberto was responsible for the delivery of credit related solutions to institutional clients, for developing and executing regulatory capital and balance sheet solutions for global financial institutions, and for developing fund structure for the commercialization to private investors of structured products utilizing fund and insurance products platforms.

From 1997 to 2004, Alberto was at the UBS Limited as Fixed Income. Between 2003 and 2004 Alberto was Global Head of Structuring. In this role, Alberto led a team responsible for the Interest Rates and Credit Derivative Structured Products Desk.

Alberto began his career in New York, where he joined Credit Agricole in 1996 as an Associate in the Structured Products team.

Alberto holds two engineering Masters Degrees: from Ecole Centrale Paris, France and the Polythecnic of Turin, Italy. Alberto is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish.

NOTABLE CASES

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Treasury Securities Auction Antitrust Litigation, 1:15-md-02673

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Mexican Government Bonds Antitrust Litigation, 1:18-cv-02830

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Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, 1:13-md-02476

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Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 1:13-cv-07789

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Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Bank Of America Corporation, 1:14-cv-07126-JMF

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Australian Securities and Investments Commission v. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, VID197/2016

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The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited v. The Competition Commission Of South Africa, CR212Feb17

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Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado v. Bank of Montreal, 1:18-cv-00342-AT-SN

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The Libyan Investment Authority v. Credit Suisse International & Ors, CL-2019-000691

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Mancinelli v. Royal Bank of Canada, CV-15-536174-00CP

EXPERIENCE

Apr 2014 – to date
Fideres USA Inc., Managing Director

Mar 2009 – to date
Fideres Partners LLP, Founding Partner

Jul 2005 – Feb 2009
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Fixed Income: Managing Director, Head of Structured Products, Head of Balance Sheet Solutions

May 2004 – Jun 2005
ABN Amro Bank N.V., London, Fixed Income: Director, Head of Structuring

Jun 1997 – May 2004
UBS Limited, London, Fixed Income: Executive Director – Global Head of Structuring

EDUCATION

1990 – 1996, Polytechnic di Torino, Italy, Master’s degree in Engineering
1992 – 1995, Ecole Centrale Paris, France, Master’s degree in Financial Engineering