Paolo Compagno

After obtaining his degree in 2001 in Institutions and Financial Market Management from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, he started working in the financial markets, in proprietary derivatives trading. From 2001 he worked first as a junior trader then as senior trader for a total of 5 years, a position he held in several private companies in Italy specializing in Equity Index derivatives and options.

In December 2005 he used his experience gained in the financial markets and trading to begin his career in Portfolio management working as co-manager for a successful derivative hedge fund, where he performed an annualized net return for investors of about 40%.

In June 2008 he founded The 1.2 Fund Ltd. He has been one of the directors of the Fund where he was responsible for Trading strategy and Position management. During his career at The 1.2 Fund he obtained strong performance during one of the most challenging periods of the financial history. The Fund performed a net annualized return of about 10%.

In 2013 he incorporated Option Solutions LLP, an FCA authorised company to act as Investment Manager for Hedge Funds.


Chris Callan

Chris is a portfolio manager with over 20 years of industry experience and is the CIO for the Option Solutions Global Macro fund. Chris has worked as a portfolio manager at CQS and Moore Europe Capital Management.

Previously, Chris was the CIO and a founding managing partner of Quiris Capital LLP. Prior to this role, Chris was head of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Management (MSIM) Currency and Commodities investment team within the QSS group. Before moving to MSIM in 2006, Chris also worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Bank within the Quantitative Trading and Statistical Arbitrage team in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities division.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2004 Chris worked in investment banking in a variety of quantitative and proprietary trading roles. Chris received a B.Sc., with honours, in Computer Science, from the University of Wales and an M.Sc. with distinction, in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS Business School, London.