Lecturer, RMIT University
Salvatore Ferraro is founder of Evidente, a financial research firm. He has over seventeen years experience in financial markets, with investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, during which time he was a top rated quantitative analyst.
More recently, he was a senior portfolio manager for a boutique funds management firm, covering banks, insurers, utilities and infrastructure stocks. His research on corporate governance was shortlisted for the 2010 ESGRA awards.
Salvatore has a BComm (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, where he earned the first prize in Risk & Portfolio Construction.
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