Italian hedge fund star Davide Serra told a married female New York Times reporter that the advice he gives to his friends is to "never, ever marry an American woman."
From The Times:
"Never, ever marry an American woman. That’s the advice I give my friends."
It may seem an odd way to start an interview, especially one with a female American reporter who is married, but Davide Serra, an Italian hedge fund manager based here in London, is not one to opine gently, or particularly carefully.
According to The Times, Serra finds that American women are too demanding.
Serra, who runs $2.5 billion Algebris Investments based in London, is able to divide his time managing a fund, advising governments on policy issues, spending time with his family, and outdoor adventures such as backcountry skiing, mountain climbing, and spearfishing.
"My wife is the real asset on my balance sheet," Serra told The Times. (He's married to an Italian woman, who's a former model turned interior designer.)
He's also crushing it this year. His fund was reportedly up 30% through May 31.
All this said, we can't help but wonder what in the world happened to Serra in his past experiences with American women ...
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