Filippo Pirovano

Head of Power Analytics

Filippo Pirovano

Filippo joined EDFT in 2005 from our parent company EDF where he began his career in portfolio management.

Filippo has a double degree in Power Systems Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées in Paris, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

In his own words

At EDFT there are experts in every field and many nationalities with the right combination of homegrown and external experience. This makes it a fun place to work. At EDFT you will find both intellectual stimulation and an environment receptive to the ideas that you bring.

I can’t deny that when I started out, power trading was one of the most exciting areas of development. While it has changed in a direction not foreseen back then, it suits me well as we are now in a world of models, big data and automation.

What does working at EDFT mean to you? 

To me the biggest appeal of EDF Trading is that it is both a trading house and part of a utility. I like the no-nonsense approach to trading and the thrill of having to supply quantitative answers in a limited period of time. I also like that management has the EDF mindset of relying on science, giving reasonable amounts of time for projects to come to results and  ensuring adequate resources. In my 16 years at EDFT the very vast majority of colleagues have been stimulating professionally and enjoyable in personal relationships.  


What is the best part of your day?

Early afternoon, that’s when we usually roll out new features to our models. It involves discussing with colleagues who have looked at problems in-depth and very often come up with novel solutions or facets we had never thought of.

What do you think the biggest challenges are for analysts at the moment?

Making use of the vast amounts of data nowadays available in power and of the many tools to analyse/extrapolate them. All the while we try not to lose sight of the physical aspect of things.