Marianna Fassinotti is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff and a co-portfolio manager for the Firm's Distressed Opportunities Funds. In this capacity, Ms. Fassinotti is responsible for investment strategy implementation and development, investment sourcing and selection, terms and conditions negotiations, and portfolio monitoring and risk management. She is a member of the Investment Committees for the Distressed Opportunities Funds, represents Siguler Guff on a number of underlying fund advisory boards, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Diamond S and Frontmarine, two Distressed Opportunities Funds portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2009, Ms. Fassinotti was an Associate Director in UBS Investment Bank's Global Distressed Debt and Special Situations Group where she was involved in all aspects of the investment process. Ms. Fassinotti selected and executed distressed investments, monitored non-performing credits, and led restructurings. Before she joined UBS, Ms. Fassinotti worked as a Research Associate at Lehman Brothers, where she was responsible for coverage of the non-agency and hybrid ARM residential mortgage sectors. Throughout her career, Ms. Fassinotti has been actively involved in the restructuring activities of various workouts in both the U.S. and Europe, including Lehman Brothers, GMAC, RESCAP and FIAMM.
Ms. Fassinotti holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College and an M.B.A from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she was an Edward Tuck Scholar. She is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish, and conversational in French and Dutch.