Gioacchino Amato was born in Montevarchi (AR), on may 1st 1975. He is a lawyer and serves on Consob (the Italian Stock Exchange Authority) as an officer. He deals with market abuses and price sensitive information. He teaches Securities Regulation at Florence University, Faculty of Economics. He received an LLM at UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Public Law and Economics at La Sapienza Rome University, Faculty of Economics.