Joseph Portelli has over 32 years’ financial industry experience, working primarily in America and Malta. He’s been a portfolio manager, currency and commodity trader and has been employed with Bank of America, Nomura Securities, Goldman Sachs, Millburn Ridgefield, Global Capital, and Liongate Capital Management. His most recent position was Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of FMG Funds, an emerging markets specialist.
He is currently Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) and a member of the MSE Audit Committee. From April 2013 to April 2015 he was on the board and also chaired the Risk Management Committee. Additionally he is Chairman of the Financial Literacy Board (FEB), focused on improving financial literacy in Malta. The FEB is made up of the Malta Stock Exchange and Ministry of Education members. He is principal of Risk Compliance Ltd, a company servicing the fund industry in various capacities but focused primarily on risk management, compliance and directorship services. He is also a board member and sits on the investment committees of APS Bank SICAV and a number of other financial companies. He is the founder and Chairman of Financial Services Gozo, a public/private organisation promoting Gozo as a destination for financial services companies.
Joseph founded the Institute of Investment Analysis and is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta, and has taught courses at the Central Bank of Malta, Malta Institute of Accounting and other institutions. He is a regular contributor to the Times of Malta, writing about investor education. Joseph graduated with a BA from Baruch College, City University of New York.