Who We Are

The senior portfolio managers have a combined experience of over sixty years working in global capital markets.

Jonathan Chia Croft

Jonathan Chia Croft

Chief Investment Officer

  • Set up LONSIN Capital Limited in 2015 – Manager of the LONSIN Global Credit Fund.
  • Jonathan joined AdviCorp 2003, board member 2004: oversees distressed corporate bond trading and debt restructurings/recoveries.
  • Head of Convertibles at Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) and Director of Convertibles at HSBC and WestLB in London – early 1990s. Extensively involved in analysing and trading distressed bond issues following the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) crisis of 2000.
  • City career began 1987: six years as a specialist in BAII London (Banque Arab et Internationale d’Investissements) one of first hedge funds in the City. Responsibilities included portfolio researcher recommending relative value strategies including Convertible Arbitrage and Capital Structure Arbitrage as well as trading warrant/bond issues.
  • MSc in Economics from London University, BSc Engineering – University College London.
  • English mother tongue.
Marco Maximilian Elser

Marco Maximilian Elser

Head Portfolio Manager

  • Set up LONSIN Capital Limited in 2015 – Manager of the LONSIN Global Credit Fund.
  • Marco joined AdviCorp as a partner in 2002 where he set up its capital markets operation.
  • Vice President Merrill Lynch Capital markets in Rome and London 1984 to 1994.
  • Head of international market and credit institutions sales, Northeast Securities, New York 1994 to 2001. Supervised brokerage, sales and trading functions of securities (bonds, convertibles and shares) both for institutional and private clients.
  • Head of international market sales, Kinetix Measurements, New York from 1981 to 1984. Over two decades experience trading global distressed credits.
  • Degree in Economics from Harvard College.
  • Fluent English, Italian, French and Spanish.
Alessandro Corsini

Alessandro Corsini

Managing Director

  • Contributed to set up of LONSIN Global Credit Fund in 2013. Currently director, business development, LONSIN Capital Limited.
  • Alessandro joined AdviCorp in 2002 developing options strategies and private equity, for private clients.
  • Chairman of the John Q Aymar Corporation a Real Estate development holding in NYC. Member Aiglon College Board of Governors (Villars, Switzerland). President, local chapter Red Cross Monte Argentario Italy. Alessandro is also currently advisor to two startups in technology and consumer product.
  • Previously 1998 – 2001 lead fundraiser and business development at Fluid Ventures LLC (NYC).
  • He has been an entrepreneur in varied activities since 1983 including; Publishing (1983 Launched Art’s Review in the USA), Art, Real Estate (Italy and USA) and restaurants (NYC).
  •  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University’s College of Communications.
  • Fluent English, Italian and Spanish.
Léon Van Lancker

Léon Van Lancker

Managing Director, Corporate Finance

  • Joined Lonsin Capital, London in 2016 with responsibility for cross border M&A and financings.
  • In 2015 spent 1 year with Langham Capital, London with a view of developing cross border transactions between Europe and India.
  • 2004-2014, AdviCorp plc, Managing Director, Rome and London: advised on M&A, IPOs and financing transactions generally with a cross border element. Sectors included food, construction and energy.
  • 2000-2003, Investindustrial Limited, Principal, London and Milan: origination of proprietary transactions and fund raising for Southern Europe focused private equity group.
  • 1989-1999, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Director, London: responsible for the investment bank’s corporate finance activities in Italy. Advised on landmark privatisations eg ENEL (electricity) and developed from scratch the bank’s operations into a 50 people organization in Italy.
  • 1986-1988 First National Bank of Chicago, AVP, London: business development for The Netherlands and M&A coordination for Europe.
  • 1985-1987 Chiomenti e Associati Studio Legale: financial transactions and international arbitrations.
  • Board positions held at: AdviCorp plc, 21 Invest Limited, Kleinwort Benson International Limited, Arca Merchant.
  • Obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) 1983 and MA (Int’l Rel) 1982 at University of Pennsylvania. In 1981 graduated in law “avec distinction” at the ULB-Université Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Dutch; good knowledge of Spanish and German; currently studying Russian.
Giovanbattista Caracciolo Carafa

Giovanbattista Caracciolo Carafa

Trading & Operations

  • Giovanbattista has been part of the team that set up LONSIN Global Credit Fund and LONSIN Capital.
  • Prior to LONSIN, Giovanbattista worked at Advicorp Plc as a bond trader from 2005 to 2014. He has extensive knowledge of illiquid and distressed bond markets around the world.
  • He graduated in Business and Economics from the “University of Rome III”.
  • Fluent English, Italian and Spanish.
Thomas Alline

Thomas Alline

Research & Marketing

  • Thomas joined LONSIN in 2014.
  • Prior to LONSIN, Thomas worked as a Credit Analyst at Debtwire (Mergermarket Group), from 2010 to 2013, focusing on High Yield and distressed opportunities.
  • He has also been an independent sales/broker on cash bonds in 2013/14.
  • MSc in Finance from ESDES – Business school (Lyon, France).
  • Fluent English and French.