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Abalone Capital

Abalone Capital is a company incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), holding a Category 3C Licence, issued by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Abalone Capital provides a fully comprehensive set of wealth management services, including advisory, to institutional clients, individuals and families qualifying as professional investors according to the DFSA rules.

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As an independent wealth management company, Abalone Capital is authorized to provide the following services: Managing Assets, Advising on Financial Products, Arranging Deals in Investments and Arranging Custody. Abalone Capital provides innovative and professional services with the mission of supporting private and institutional clients in the planning and realization of their financial objectives. Abalone Capital identifies and understands clients’ needs and life goals, taking care of the entire wealth management planning thereof.

Our Team

Roberto Colapinto


Founder of all companies of Abalone group, Roberto held several important roles in his working experience. In 2013 he was Head of Regional Coverage responsible for Southern Europe and Latin America for Credit Agricole and in 2007 he served as General Manager Edmond de Rothschild Europe for Milan branch.

Melanie Stauffer


Melanie Stauffer has 20+ years in international investment and private banking, starting at Enron in London as a Power Trader. She later worked in Fixed Income and Credit Markets for major Investment Banks and headed the Investment Consulting Team at Credit Suisse Private Banking in Zürich. In 2008, she founded her own wealth management company, Alchemy Capital AG. Melanie holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of St. Gallen HSG, Switzerland, and a CEMS Master’s in European Business Management.

Andrea Maria Vittorio Venturini

Director of Abalone Services, CEO of Abalone Asset Management and COO of Abalone Capital

Andrea started his career in the real estate sector as a private property manager, later he became Financial Controller in a certification body for public contractors. Once graduated at the Bocconi University, he got the Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics to Economics and a Second Level Master in Finance at the University of Turin.

Silvia Bon

Head of Group Onboarding

Silvia is the Head Administration & Company Secretary of Abalone Group. She has over 20 years professional experience in Insurance and Real Estate in Italy, Treviso and Milan. Since 2013 she has been working for an international Family Office in Luxembourg.

Mohit Dhakan

Executive Director

With 12 years of private banking experience at Standard Chartered Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mohit Dhakan, Executive Director at Abalone Capital, leverages his wealth of industry knowledge and global markets expertise to deliver exceptional value to Ultra High-Net-Worth clients, family offices, and global institutions, shaping our value proposition.

Santosh Devendra Pandit

Executive Director

Over a career spanning 20 years within Wealth Management, Debt syndication and Private Equity, Santosh has worked with a host of financial institutions such as Standard Chartered, Royal Bank of Scotland, Anand Rathi and Citibank across India and UAE. Santosh has rich experience in managing Private Wealth of UHNIs and Institutions, He has been instrumental in facilitating various Private equity deals in India. Previous positions held include, Head of Global Priority Clients at Anand Rathi, and Director at Standard Chartered Bank. Academic credentials include Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mumbai University, and Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Mumbai University, India.

Stefano Sabbatini

Group CRO

Stefano started his career in Mercer as Investment Analyst. Thereafter he joined Abalone Asset Management as Risk Analyst. Stefano holds a Second Level Master in Finance from Collegio Carlo Alberto and a Master’s degree (Hons) in Finance from the University La Sapienza of Rome.

Riccardo Teodori

Board member of Abalone Capital, Abalone Services and Chairman of Abalone Asset Management, CIO of Abalone Asset Management

Since 2014 he was managing partner of Nord Credit, an Italian company specialized in financial analysis and negotiation with banking institutions. He has over 6 years experience as quantitative professional trader developing mechanical trading strategies. Since 2012 he has acted as director, investment committee member and portfolio manager of a number of funds in Malta.

Ilaria De Paulis

Group CFO

Ilaria De Paulis started her career at Abalone Asset Management Ltd as Administrative Assistant. Ilaria holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration from the LUMSA University.


Wealth Management

We help our clients to navigate changing market environments, so that they can confidently realize their long-term life objectives. By combining robust capital markets research, expert portfolio construction and comprehensive risk management, Abalone Solitaire Ltd. is able to craft innovative and efficient investment solutions. Our robust investment capabilities span all markets and asset classes, from passive and risk-factor to fundamental active, multi-asset class and multi-manager strategies, delivered in multiple vehicles.

Advisory Services

Exploiting the strong scientific and technological know-how developed in house, Abalone Solitaire Ltd. provides consulting and advisory services to corporations, professional asset managers and financial institutions. Abalone Solitaire Ltd. acts as a supplier of complex mathematical and quantitative models to develop efficient portfolios management strategies, optimisation in cash flow management and powerful solutions, to reduce computational and operational costs in asset management activities.

Financial Market Analysis

We provide Financial & Markets Analysis, statistical models development and R&D in applied mathematics. In a challenging and increasingly complex world, the use of robust and a sophisticated quantitative work frame is a key factor, to be combined with traditional asset management strategies. We still see an increasing investor demand for quantitative investment strategies, which are purposefully built to help investors achieve targeted excess returns and avoid unintended risks: we keep strong focus on developing solutions that help our clients to achieve their specific objectives and our range of quantitative strategies is designed to support the specific requirements of each single client.

Abalone Capital Limited is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

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