European News

10th January 2022

A controversial EU plan to include nuclear and natural gas in its ranking of sustainable investments is confusing and could lead to further greenwashing, investors told CNBC. Fasanara Capital shared its opinion on this statement.


Industry Insights

8th December 2021

One of Fasanara’s goals for growing our fund was to tap into the massive benefits of DeFi without sacrificing our security protocols and policies. Fireblocks has enabled us to do so through their industry-leading security and expertise.


Crypto Markets

5th December 2021

As Wall Street traders bedded down for the weekend after the stock volatility last week, Nikita Fadeev in London was woken up by a Bitcoin market alarm at 4:55 a.m.

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Future Says

30th September 2021

In this episode of Future Says Nikita Fadeev, Portfolio Manager at Fasanara Capital and Forbes 30 under 30 lister, discusses the democratization of financial services through Decentralized Finance (DeFI), cryptocurrency and NFT’s.


Financial Times

15th September 2021

Cryptocurrency hedge funds gained nearly 24 per cent in August as large price swings in digital asset prices helped them outperform investors in sleepy equities and currencies markets. 


Startup Daily

10th September 2021

US VC Tiger Global just turned Scalapay, a Fasanara backed startup (Buy Now Pay Later), into a unicorn fintech with a $210 million series A.


Grover Press

The round is made up of a $1bn asset-backed facility from London based Fasanara Capital, and an extension of its Series B funding round from $71m to $100m.

2nd August 2021



28th July 2021

Grover, a German circular economy start-up, has raised $1 billion in a mix of equity and asset-based financing to fuel its growth. Fasanara is the one who financed into the Berlin-based platform.


Resonance FM

Fasanara Capital participated into the Resonance FM Broadcast 'The Naked Short Club'. With Dr Stu we talk about Fugazi Markets, future 60/40 Portfolios, cryptocurrency and other financial market's topics and trends. Listen to the radio recording of the event.

26th Jul 2021



23th February 2021

Fasanara taps senior JPM, Citadel vet for quant trading head. Steve Mobs. co-founder of Oxford Asset Management is also joining the team. 



23th February 2021

Robots on Wall Street battle with the confusing world of Reddit. Rocket emojis for stock gains. "Tendies" as slang for profits. GIFs with company tickers.

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Value Walk

05th January 2021

Digital Future. Use Of Digital Technology To Build Resilient Portfolios. Going Beyond 60/40 Traditional Asset Allocation. [LISTEN TO AUDIO].



26th November 2020

Union Bancaire Privée has signed an exclusive partnership with London-based investment manager Fasanara Capital to launch the Trade and Receivable Finance Fund, a real-economy impact investment solution.

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London City


A handful of quant hedge funds have gained during this year's pandemic-hit markets from a mix of “complexity theory-based algorithms” and traditional linear market analysis.

10th July 2020


Resonance FM

“Nikita Fadeev of Fasanara Capital spoke to The N@ked Short Club to discusses the current landscape of crypto assets, what are some of the emerging trends and why the case for Bitcoin is as strong as ever.”

29th June 2020


Icon Holdings

Fasanara joined Blockchat to discuss: digital currencies, innovation, capital market vs. real economy, market volatility, flash crashes, complexity-based risk, and monetary policy.

24th June 2020


Speak to Legends

Podcast. Start of Francesco's career, transition from JP Morgan to Merrill Lynch, Setting up Fasanara,      Bearish on the market but bullish on the economy, Outlook on the industry.

11th May 2020


Financial Times

Hedge funds brace for second stock market plunge. Managers say asset prices have become too detached from bleak fundamentals.

04th June 2020

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Corona Fighters: Fasanara mentioned as one of the asset managers who delivered a positive return during the recent market meltdown. 

10th April 2020

Wall Street

Resonance FM

Fasanara discusses @ The Naked Short Club the likes of: negative on equity (S&P below 2000), positive on credit/real economy. COVID crisis to fade, but is an accelerator of pre-existing secular trends: the cashless economy, helicopter money, digital dollars, FinTech revolution.

06th April 2020

Stock Market Quotes


Stability is destabilizing - it’s exactly after long periods of low volatility that you get systemic risk. The VIX exploded all of a sudden like an earthquake.

30th March 2020



Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Francesco Filia to discuss why is flash-crash is likely to happen, Fasanara's complexity-based systemic risk alerts and perspectives on economic impacts of COVID-19.

27th February 2020



Fasanara on Technological transformation in the financial sector:"Banks are dead, but banking is not," On the recent management reshuffles in European banks.

25th February 2020


Resonance FM

Fasanara Capital, participated into the Resonance FM Podcast: The Naked Short Club. Listen to the radio recording of the event.

24th February 2020


Financial Times

Investor complacency sets in while coronavirus spreads. ‘’Markets are ‘stoned’, after a long heavy dosage of monetary injections.”

13th February 2020


Financial Times

"Many pots of illiquidity can surface at a moment's notice," said Francesco Filia, founder of London-based hedge fund Fasanara Capital. 

10th January 2020


Sky News

Nocebo effect of negative rates has deterred investors: central banks around the world have over done negative and sub-zero interest rates and have deterred investors from investing.

25th December 2019


Fasanara took part into an open debate on“Systematic vs Discretionary”. Fasanara Capital and Steve Mobbs, Co-Founder of Oxford Asset Management, debate about which approach is superior.

18th November 2019



07 Nov 2019: Fasanara Capital opens first Quant Fund

25 Oct 2019: Trade finance is nearing a much-needed shakeup

26 Aug 2019: Investors face a crisis 10 times worse than the ‘Quant Quake,’ hedge fund warns

21 Aug 2019: History Being Made: Negative Rates, Fake Markets, & The Imminent "Daily Liquidity" Crisis

01 Jul 2019:  Fasanara Capital discusses the U.S. and China's agreement to renew trade talks

09 Jun 2019: Woodford affair shines spotlight on assets put in ‘trash’ bucket.

16 May 2019: Fasanara Capital tells CNBC that a recent Fasanara analysis found global markets are highly fragile.

04 Apr 2019: HumanCurrent Fasanara shared with Angie Cross his perspective on the way financial markets are usually analyzed.

12 Mar 2019 CFA: How to measure the proximity to a market crash

26 Feb 2019 AlphaWeek: Fasanara expands on how his firm applies the rules of complexity theory to constructing their models

25 Feb 2019: Investors’ herd behaviour makes markets more fragile.

22 Feb 2019 CNBC: Fasanara Capital explains that it is not just Italy, but the whole of Europe, that looks economically unstable.

14 Feb 2019 MacroVoices: Erik Townsend welcome back Francesco Filia and discuss about how severe could a bear market be.

28 Jan 2019 Resonance FM: Hear experts dance with hedge funds & other alternatives, markets & the economy

27 Dec 2018 MacroVoices: Fasanara featured in Best Calls 2018 by MACROVoices (minute 10’).

17 Dec 2018 Resonance FM: Hear experts dance with hedge funds & other alternatives, markets & the economy

12 Jan 2019 ZeroHedge: Fasanara 2019: Markets In Critical Transformation, Chaotic Behaviour Has Just Begun

09 Jan 2019 CNBC: Fasanara Capital discusses what the latest round of U.S.-China trade negotiations mean for markets.

25 Nov 2018 Sky News: Fasanara Capital says monetary and fiscal policies in the US will lead to multi-quarter bear market

21 Nov 2018 FT: Hedge funds reap windfalls from market rout 

14 Nov 2018 CNBC: Fasanara Capital: Risk Assets Downturn Is Starting To Play Out

12 Jul 2018 ZeroHedge: "Towards A Low-Diversity Trap": Visualizing The DNA Of A Market Crash

11 Jul 2018 BrightTALK: Fasanara in a BrightTALK webminar

09 Jul 2018 CNBC (Article): Amid political stalemate in the EU, trade tensions are likely to persist for longer

22 Jun 2018 CNBC (Video): Flash crashes in Europe could prewarn potential 'raptures'.

18 Jun 2018 CNBC (Article): We’re seeing the greatest asset inflation bubble in 20 years, fund manager warns

18 Jun 2018 CNBC (Article): Investors still love equities but ‘market fragility’ could be ahead in the second half of 2018

11 Jun 2018 CNBC (Article): The signs of a potential market crash are now appearing, asset manager warns

08 Jun 2018 ZeroHedge: Fasanara: The Crash Triggers Are Elephants, Not Butterflies

23 May 2018 ZeroHedge: An Unexpected Warning From Goldman Sachs: "Something Is Not Quite Right"

18 Apr 2018 CNBC (Video): Shift into passive strategies creating a systemic risk

18 Apr 2018 CNBC (Video): S&P 500 could imminently dive down to 2,400

18 Apr 2018 CNBC (Article): Upcoming Federal Reserve decisions will be good for equities, JP Morgan says.

12 Apr 2018 CLASS CNBC: Trimestre al via, rischio volatilità

11 Apr 2018 ZeroHedge: Lira Bounces As Turkey Reaches "Whatever It Takes" Moment

09 Apr 2018 Investopedia: Stock Market's Soaring Volatility Mirrors 1987 Crash

19 Mar 2018 ZeroHedge: An Unexpected Warning From Goldman Sachs: "Markets Themselves" Will Cause The Next Crash

12 Feb 2018 ZeroHedge: The Vol Feedback Loop Has Reversed; What Comes Next?

08 Feb 2018 CLASS CNBC: Turbolenza sui mercati, quali rischi?

07 Feb 2018 ZeroHedge: BofA: This Was A "Minsky Moment" For The VIX

05 Feb 2018 Investopedia: Low Volatility May Spur Stock Market Crash: Filia

03 Feb 2018 ZeroHedge: The Market Is On The Edge Of Chaos, A Zone Where Rare Events Become Typical

02 Feb 2018 CNBC (Article): Some investors are worried low volatility might be the start of a market crash. 

19 Jan 2018 ZeroHedge: Measuring The Equity Bubble - "You Are Here"

19 Jan 2018 Investopedia:  Stock Valuations Now in 'Bitcoin Territory'

19 Jan 2018 CNBC (Article): Berlusconi has been in politics for nearly three decades. This is the secret to his popularity

18 Jan 2018 Estrategias de Inversion: La bolsa está completamente en terreno bitcoin

17 Jan 2018 Trend-Online: Alert dei gestori sull'azionario: è in pieno territorio Bitcoin

17 Jan 2018 CNBC (Video): Berlusconi definitely has a chance in the Italian election

17 Jan 2018 CNBC (Video): Stretched stock valuations are in bitcoin territory

17 Jan 2018 CNBC (Video): 2017 was the peak of quantitative easing: Fasanara Capital

17 Jan 2018 CNBC (Article): ​​Stocks are now in 'complete bitcoin territory,' asset manager says

17 Jan 2018 ZeroHedge GS: just a 3-point spike in the VIX would force some $110 million vega to buy

13 Jan 2018 Neue Zürcher Zeitung: The markets have decoupled from reality

19 Dec 2017 ZeroHedge: Doug Kass' 15 Surprises For 2018: FANG Crackdown, Gold All-Time-Highs, Stocks Slump

18 Dec 2017 CLASS CNBC: Fasanara discute gli scenari di mercato per il 2018: banche centrali, liquidita’ e Bitcoin

03 Dec 2017 Neue Zürcher Zeitung: Die Märkte haben sich von der Realität abgekoppelt

29 Nov 2017 CNBC (Video): Market complacency too strong to be suprirised by North Korea's latest missile test

28 Nov 2017 ZeroHedge: "It’s All One Single, Giant $22 Trillion Position": How Market Risk Became Systemic Risk

26 Nov 2017 ZeroHedge: Fake Market Narratives Are Masking The Roots Of The Next Crisis

25 Nov 2017 ZeroHedge: Muir: "People Are Going To Be Wiped Out" By Short-VIX ETFs

25 Nov 2017 ZeroHedge: Francesco Filia: The World's Twin Asset Bubbles Could Collapse Under Their Own Weight

22 Nov 2017 Macro Voices: Fasanara discusses currernt conditions in both bond and equity markets

22 Nov 2017 ZeroHedge: Positive Feedback Loops, Financial Instability, & The Blind Spot Of Policymakers

02 Nov 2017 CLASS CNBC: Fasanara discute gli scenari di investimento per il quarto trimestre

30 Oct 2017 Wall Street Italia: Liquidità banche centrali finirà lasciando buco da $2 mila miliardi

29 Oct 2017 ZeroHedge: A Technical History Of Market Melt-Ups

27 Oct 2017 ZeroHedge: The $2 Trillion Hole: "In 2019, Central Bank Liquidity Finally Turns Negative"

24 Oct 2017 StreetWise: Popping the Bubble

18 Oct 2017 ZeroHedge: $1trl In Liquidity Is Leaving: "This Will Be The Market's First Crash-Test In 10yr"

18 Oct 2017 ZeroHedge: What To Look For If This Is Indeed A Major Bubble

14 Sep 2017 CNBC (Video): S&P may qualify as most expensive in history

14 Sep 2017 CNBC (Video): Bank of England unlikely to move rates, shift from QE

11 Sep 2017 ZeroHedge: "The Ratio Is Literally Off The Chart": Measuring The Real Bond Bubble

29 Aug 2017 Daily Reckoning UK: Is the ‘Omen’ signalling a market top?

25 Aug 2017 CLASS CNBC: Mercati: rischio bolla vicino?

24 Aug 2017 ZeroHedge: "Peak PEG" - The S&P Has Never, Ever Been This Expensive

05 Aug 2017 ZeroHedge: Anticipating "VIX Shock", Interactive Brokers Raises Volatility Margins

25 July 2017 ValueWalk: Fasanara on the "Fake Market Cycle"

25 July 2017 ZeroHedge: When Do We Know These Are Delusional Markets

20 July 2017 ZeroHedge: The "Wipeout Scenario": 250% Losses If VIX Spikes To 20

12 July 2017 Fondi&SICAV: Questi non sono mercati normali e le tensioni crescono

05 July 2017 CLASS CNBC: Fasanara discute gli scenari di investimento per il secondo semestre 

03 July 2017 Bloomberg: Fasanara sees Twin Bubbles in Stock and Bond Markets

28 June 2017 CNBC: Forget fake news, investors should realize the markets are fake, says asset manager

28 June 2017 CNBC (Video): The narratives that drive global markets

28 June 2017 CNBC (Video): What could trigger the next financial crisis

28 June 2017 CNBC (Video): The Outlook for Commodity Markets

16 June 2017 ZeroHedge: Are New Lows For Bond Volatility The Calm Before The Storm?

07 June 2017 Class CNBC: Gran Bretagna al voto: I rischi per i mercati

23 May 2017 Class CNBC: Investimenti e crescita Europa vs Usa

04 May 2017 ZeroHedge: Fasanara Capital Explains How The "Fake Market" Works In One Chart

03 May 2017  ValueWalk | Fasanara Capital May – Fake Markets 

07 Apr 2017 ZeroHedge: Italy's Target2 Deficit Hits Fresh All Time High, Above 25% Of Italian GDP 

05 Apr 2017 Class CNBC: Strategia di investimento per il secondo trimestre 

17 Mar 2017  Bloomberg Briefs | Hedge Funds Europe: Q&A with Fasanara Capital on the outlook for oil prices 

24 Feb 2017 CNBC: Why this investor is shorting both equities and bonds

21 Feb 2017 Class CNBC: Strategia per il 2017, Europa a rischio

27 Dec 2016: SUDTIROL BANK: Spezialgast war das Team des englischen Vermögensverwalters

22 Dec 2016: Class CNBC: Outlook 2017, il rischio politico alla guida dei mercati  

08 Dec 2016: Class CNBC:  Prolungato QE: cosa comporta la decisione della BCE?   

5 Dec 2016 WSJ:   Harsh Political Winds Test Euro’s Stability and Future

5 Dec 2016  MORNINGSTAR:  Euro Recovers Losses After Italy's 'No' Vote 

26 Nov 2016  BARRON’S:  A Critical Referendum on Dec. 4, for Italy and the Euro

16 Nov 2016: CNBC:  A market shift from full QE to fiscal expansion mode

26 Oct 2016 VALUEWALK: Dollar Strength, Renminbi Weakness, The End For QE

29 Sep 2016: CLASS CNBC: Investire nel quarto trimestre fra banche e incertezza  

13 Sep 2016: CNBC:   Can central banks win the confidence game?

10 Sep 2016 ZeroHedge:  Why One Hedge Fund Is Once Again Preparing For The End Of The Euro

05 Sep 2016 ZeroHedge:  Investors See Danger as Global Assets Get Pricey

3 Aug 2016  ZeroHedge:  5 Things To Focus On

05th Sep 2016: CNBC: Brexit: don’t think UK is ‘standing on the cliff of a disaster’ / Italy NPLs are undeniably a problem 

23rd June 2016: CNBC: Some asset classes are unusable at current levels

31 May 2016: CNBC: 'Sizeable' selloff may be ahead

27th Apr 2016: CNBC: How you should trade in the next 12 months / What’s needed to push banks up?

12 Apr 2016: VALUEWALK: Fasanara Capital: risk of a heavy sell-off in the months ahead

22 Mar 2016: VALUEWALK: Short European Banks Thesis

3 Mar 2016: VALUEWALK: EURUSD Down, Equity Down On ECB Delivering Deeply Negative Interest Rates

1st Mar 2016: CNBC: Is the banking business model at risk? / Should you invest in high yield bonds?

25 Jan 2016: ZeroHedge: As US Inflation Expectations Plunge And Converge With Europe's, Here Is One Way To Trade It

25th Jan 2016: CNBC:  Could technology lead to stagnation?

21 Jan 2016: ZeroHedge: What Will Mario Draghi Say Today: Thoughts Ahead Of The ECB Announcement

19 Jan 2016: ZeroHedge: Presenting The Central Banks' Munitions Arsenal (Or What's Left Of It)

19 Jan 2016: ZeroHedge: The Market Stubbornly Refuses To Believe A Crash May Be Coming: Here's Why

21 Jan 2016: CITYWIRE: Global equity rout: how to play the battered bear markets

03rd Dec 2015: CNBC: How to trade the ECB meeting

22 Oct 2015: CITYWIRE: Draghi holds fire but drops hint of December ECB action

19 Oct 2015: BLUERATING: Come investire in un contesto di "stagnazione secolare" (Italian)

ALPHA JOURNAL: Fasanara examines investment opportunities thrown up by asymmetric profiles 

25th Sep 2015: CNBC: This isn’t the start of a bear market, but look for more downside short-term

24 Sep 2015: CNBC:  Charts point to breach of August lows for S&P 500

08th Jul 2015: CNBC: Deflationary Boom Markets

2 Jun 2015: VALUEWALK: Fasanara Capital’s Take On Bunds Market Riot

2 Jun 2015: HEDGEWEEK: VaR shocks are ‘now inevitable’, says Fasanara Capital

28th May 2015: CNBC:  European equities poised for a leg-up

16th Mar 2015: CNBC:  European rates to move even lower

12 Feb 2015: VALUEWALK: Fasanara Capital: Key Take Aways From Investment Outlook

10 Feb 2015: HEDGEWEEK:  Global Markets To Be Erratic In 2015, Says Fasanara Capital

5 Feb 2015: OPALESQUE:  The Big Picture: As central banks ease monetary policy, some expect more surprises

8th Dec 2014: CNBC: European bonds are not in a bubble / Euro will be ‘dismantled’ in 3 years

26th Sep 2014: CNBC:  Was the US sell-off 'quite normal'?

31 Jul 2014: HEDGE:  Hedge Magazine - Issue 31 - The Art Issue Article (pag. 46-50)

9th  Jun 2014: CNBC: ECB action to boost Greece and Italy

12 Apr 2014: BARRON’S:   Greek Bond Offering Flies Despite Future Challenges

3rd April 2014: CNBC: 30% Fall-off looming for S&P 500: Economist

19 Mar 2014: INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR:  Volatility Trading  Intensifies as the VIX becomes a Trading Tool

9 Mar 2014: ZEROHEDGE: “Deflation In Europe Is Just Beginning”... And How To Trade It

6th Jan 2014: CNBC: Markets’ overvaluation is a concern

20th Nov 2013: CNBC: “Very cautious" on tapering and why he prefers European and Japanese equities over U.S.

18 Nov 2013: OPALESQUE:   Exclusive: Analysing the Great Rotation

14th Oct 2013: BLOOMBERG:  Trading tactically around debt ceiling

3rd Oct 2013: CNBC: Market was complacent about Italian risk

3rd Oct 2013: CNBC:  Markets will see 'Japan style' volatility

25th Sep 2013: CNBC:  Is the US heading for a correction?

5th Sep 2013: CNBC: Expecting a Market Correction

17 Jun 2013: OPALESQUE:    The Big Picture: Japan is a catalyst for other economies

12th Apr 2013: CNBC: Is a Euro Zone Break-Up on the Way / Keep Gold Long Term, hedge for monetary madness

18th Feb 2013: CNBC: Go Long Nikkei and Short Yen. Nikkei to 20,000

28th Nov 2012: CNBC: European Equities Will Jump

28th Nov 2012: CNBC: Real Estate Outlook CNBC Interview 2