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Chris Delgatto - Del Gatto Diamond Finance Fund

Chris Del Gatto

Chris Del Gatto is a pioneer for luxury market growth, specifically in the secondary marketplace, and has over 20 years of experience in the diamond and fine jewelry field. As Founder of DELGATTO, he is widely regarded as one of the most important innovators in the modern jewelry industry – beginning his career at age 17 as a licensed gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, a diamond cutter in Manhattan’s Diamond District by 18, and a partner in a diamond-cutting facility by 20.


In 2001 while serving as of MRH Estate & Fine Jewelry, Chris discovered a void in the marketplace for a global supply chain of second hand (recycled) jewelry or diamonds. Chris launched Circa in 2001, and under his leadership, it became the first luxury brand on the BUY SIDE of the jewelry industry. The company offered its clients an elegant service through which they could sell their old or unwanted diamonds and jewelry. The driving force behind the company’s rapid growth, he served as Chairman & CEO from 2001 until 2012. In 2011 he sold majority to private equity. Chris left the company in November of 2012 to create a portfolio of luxury brands, as well as taking what he’d previously built to new levels.

R Andres Lucas - Delgatto Diamond Finance Fund

R. Andres Lucas

R. Andres Lucas began his career at ETG, a hedge fund, as a quantitative trader in 1996. In 2001, Mr. Lucas founded CLC Global Partners, a hedge fund with peak assets of over $150M to take advantage of disparities in the discounts and premiums in the Closed-End Fund Market. Mr. Lucas served as a Portfolio Manager, Head of Operations and oversaw all Marketing efforts.


In 2006, Mr Lucas started the Lanesborough Alternative Strategies Fund that systematically looked for opportunities in expiring listed options markets, where he served as Chief Portfolio Manager and handled all relationships with the Prime Broker Dealer Community. 

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