Francesca helps LDC to identify, invest in and support ambitious management teams across London.

She joined LDC in 2021 from HSBC Asset Management, where she worked in the Venture and Growth Investments team.  Francesca supported with LDC’s investment in Etrading Software and Sedex.

During her time at HSBC, Francesca focused on early-stage fintech investments, and was involved in the oversight of the Bank’s strategic investment portfolio, as well as the establishment of HSBC Asset Management’s first Fintech fund. Prior to joining the Venture and Growth Investments team, Francesca completed the graduate programme at HSBC Asset Management, where she gained experience across its Fixed Income, ETF, Private Equity and Risk teams.

Francesca holds a first class honours degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bristol.

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LDC’s investment will cement our position as one of the leading technology providers to global capital markets. One immediate benefit is to strengthen our proposition for creating a Consolidated Tape market data infrastructure for increased market transparency in the UK and Europe.”

Sassan Danesh, CEO
Etrading Software