Algebris' think tank adds three senior members

Eugenia Jiménez
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Davide Serra, Algebris' founder and CEO
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Davide Serra, Algebris' founder and CEO

Algebris Policy & Research Forum, the manager's not-for-profit advisory forum founded by Davide Serra last year, has appointed Sigmar Gabriel, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Silvia Merler.

German politician Sigmar Gabriel and former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt join Algebris' think tank as advisers while Silvia Merler as head of research, to work alongside the forum's leader Davide Serra, Sir Nicholas Clegg and Matteo Renzi. 

Sigmar Gabriel was vice-chancellor of Germany from 2013 to 2018, after being elected directly as a member of the German Federal Parliament for four mandates in a row.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, prime minister of the Danish government from 2011 to 2015, and former leader of the Social Democratic Party in Denmark and member of the European Parliament, brings an in-depth knowledge of both European and international regulatory and policy issues, together with her well-proven strategic expertise, Algebris highlighted in a note.  

Before being named Algebris Policy & Research Forum head of Research, Silvia Merler worked as an economic analyst at the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) and later as affiliate fellow at Bruegel - Brussels-based economic policy think tank.

She will be responsible for coordinating the advisers together with Davide Serra, helping to present balanced research encompassing each individual's expertise, said Algebris.

Algebris Policy & Research Forum is a not-for-profit advisory forum designed to promote and encourage a strong and balanced economy in Europe, based on a sound financial system supported by a transparent regulatory and fiscal environment for the benefit of societies as a whole by sharing expert knowledge and research with the public, governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Algebris is an independent global asset management firm embracing long-only and alternative investment strategies.Founded by CEO Davide Serra in 2006, the company has offices in London, Boston, Singapore, Tokyo, Milan and Luxembourg.