Evidente is an independent financial education firm that delivers innovative financial advice to wholesale investors, including active long only funds, hedge funds, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds, in Australia and globally. Drawing on academic research in asset pricing, behavioural finance and portfolio construction, Evidente provides wholesale investors with commercial solutions to stock selection and asset allocation decisions across equities and other asset classes.
Founder of Evidente, Salvatore (Sam) Ferraro, is a top rated quantitative analyst and has over 17 years of experience in financial markets, with investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, providing advice on best practice to portfolio managers, and as a senior portfolio manager for a boutique funds management firm, covering banks, insurers, utilities and infrastructure stocks.
Sam's research on firm complexity and corporate governance was shortlisted for the 2010 ESGRA awards.
Sam has a BComm (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Sam has worked as a freelance journalist for the Fairfax mastheads (The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review), is a member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies Funds Management & Superannuation Research Program Committee. Sam lectures in Risk Management and International Finance to undergraduates at RMIT University and also teaches Risk Management at the Singapore Institute of Management.