Roberto Ippolito is Managing Partner of RiverRock Italian Hybrid Capital Fund.

Roberto has 12 years' experience in sourcing, structuring and investing in all parts of the capital structure (senior debt, junior debt and private equity) of Italian SMEs across several industries and 3 years' consulting experience (with the focus on business due diligence and performance improvement).

Former Head of Structured Finance and Head of Advisory at GE Capital Italy (until 2012), Roberto has also previously worked at EBRD, DAM Capital, Bain, Istituto Mobiliare Italiano and Italian Ministry of Industry (Pres. Ciampi government). He served as an Officer at the Guardia di Finanza (Ministry of Finance).

Roberto is a Fulbright scholar, a British Chevening scholar, one of the Twenty Leaders for the 21st Century according to the British Council, one of the Emerging Young Leaders according to the Council for US-Italy. He is also the author of economic and business articles, including a guide on how to do business in China.

Roberto received a MBA from the University of Chicago, a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Summa Cum Laude BSc in Business from LUISS University. He is a CFA (Dottore Commercialista) and CPA (Revisore Ufficiale dei Conti) in Italy and FSA registered in UK.