Diego López is the Managing Director of Global SWF and an expert in Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds and other institutional investors with over 14 years of work experience in corporate finance and transactions across the world’s main financial markets, including Europe, Middle East, China, Brazil, and the USA.
Prior to founding Global SWF, he spent five years building up and strengthening PwC’s footprint in the SWF industry as the Director and COO of the global practice, based in Abu Dhabi and in New York. During this time, he was a key member of the Global Deals Origination team, sourcing investment opportunities to the world’s largest investors. He is a FINRA-registered broker with Series 62, 63 and 79 for Investment Banking Services.
Diego specializes in Valuations and M&A, and has worked on several fundraising processes. Prior to joining PwC, he worked for 5 years in KPMG and for 2 years in French boutique Accuracy, always focusing on Corporate Finance and on the buy-side of the transaction. He started his career in derivatives trading in Santander, Eurozone’s largest bank.
He completed his Bachelors in Economics in the Universities of Madrid and Milan and earned his Master’s in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE), where he now serves as a Regional Ambassador. He is an affiliate of Tufts University’s SovereigNet and a frequent speaker at conferences and contributor for leading publications on SWF matters, having been quoted by the FT, Reuters, WSJ, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera among others.
Diego is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese, and has a working knowledge of French and basic notions of Arabic. He is an advocate of the “melting pot”, after living in 8 countries and visiting 80+ in all 7 continents. He is also an extreme swimming world champion, an ocean ambassador, a book author (link) and a motivational speaker.