Chairman of the Board
Vincent Chaigneau joined Generali Investments in August 2017 as the Head of Research and Head of Group Investment Strategy. In his current role, he is in charge of a unit currently consisting of 25 economists, strategists and credit/equity analysts based in Paris, Cologne, Trieste and Milan. In addition to this, he manages Generali’s Group Insurance Research, a 10-strong team covering insurance and financial service markets around the world and delivering proprietary industry forecasts, market intelligence and megatrend studies.
Vincent joined the Generali Group from Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, where he spent 24 years between Paris, New York and London, last serving as the Co-Head of Fixed Income Research, and Head of Rates & FX Strategy.
A French citizen, Vincent Chaigneau holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance, and a Podevraduate Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bordeaux.
Vincent Vinit is the Chief Risk Officer of Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio since July 2019 and Chief Risk Officer of Generali Real Estate S.p.A. since June 2016.
Prior to joining Generali, Vincent had been the Global Head of Risk Management & Compliance at AXA Real Estate since 2009. He previously worked for BNP Paribas, holding several functions, including for Group Risk Management.
Vincent, who started his career in 1998 as a consultant for Altran in Paris and Munich, holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Aix-Marseille University.
Antonio Pilato is Head of LDI Strategy Implementation and Outsourcing Control at Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio since June 2021.
Before, he was the Head of Investments of Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio since July 2019.
Previously, Antonio Pilato was Head of Trading & Investment Management Support, a role he held since October 2018. Here, he was responsible for the execution of all the transactions performed on financial markets (Fixed Income, Equity, FX and Derivatives) and the activities related to the subscription and redemption of Funds units.
Prior to this, he had held various management positions in trading desk, portfolio engineering and derivatives in the Generali Group, which he joined in 1998.
Based in Milan and reporting to the CEO Bruno Servant, Antonio leads a team of more than 50 investment professionals in Paris, Trieste, Cologne and Milan.
A CFA Charterholder, he holds a Master Degree in Economics from Roma Tre University in Rome.
Antonio Cavarero was appointed Head of Investments at Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio in June 2021.
Prior to that, he was Head of Investments at Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio in February 2020. A professional with more than 25 years of experience in financial markets and previously Head of Fixed Income in Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio (GIAM), Cavarero joined the Generali Group in 2014 after important international experiences with leading investment banks such as Deutsche Bank, Citi, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Banca IMI, Banca Euromobiliare.
Bruno Servant is the CEO of Generali Insurance Asset Management (GIAM) since March 2021. Bruno joined Generali Group in September 2007 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Generali Investments France, was then nominated as Chief Investments Officer of Generali France in 2012 and since November 2017 he held the position of Head of Group Investment Management Solutions.
Prior to that, since 2004, Bruno was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at UBS Global Management in France. He previously spent fourteen years in Deutsche Bank Paris as Business Head for Asset Management, as well as member of the Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank in France and a member of the Board of Deutsche Asset Management France. Before this, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at Citibank and Shearson Lehman Hutton, after starting his career at Credit Lyonnais in Corporate Banking.
Santo Borsellino is the Chairman of the Board of Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio and Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. . Before that, he was CEO of Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio;(the new name of the former Generali Investments Europe S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio) since June 2013. Prior to joining the company as Head of Equities in 2008, he gained extensive experience as an asset manager and equity analyst working for leading investment banks and asset management companies in London and Milan.
Santo graduated magna cum laude in Economics from the University of Bologna, and earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University, United States.
Tim Rainsford is the CEO of Generali Investments Partners (GIP) since March 2021. Tim joined Generali in September 2020 as Global Head of Sales of GIP, with the responsibility to define the commercial development plans and strategies aimed at consolidating the international footprint.
Prior to that, Tim was Group Head of Distribution and Marketing at GAM Investments, with the responsibility for the company’s marketing and sales strategic direction. He previously spent thirteen years at Man Investments, covering positions of growing responsibility including Senior Managing Director – Head of European Sales, and Global Co-Head of Sales and Marketing.
Carlo Trabattoni joined Generali in September 2017, as Head of Generali Investments Partners and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer within the Generali Asset&Wealth Management Business Unit in March 2021. In June 2021, he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer of Generali Investments Holding.
Prior to this, since 1996, he held several responsible positions in Sales & Marketing at Schroders: as Head of the Pan European Distribution and Global Financial Institutions Group from 2012, as Country Head and President of Schroder Investment Management (SIM) in Tokyo, being also appointed President of the Board of SIM Japan since 2009, as Head of Intermediary in Continental Europe & Middle East and Member of Global Distribution Executive Committee and Member of Global Retail Distribution Committee in London from 2006 and as Country Head and Managing Director of the Italian entity, bearing responsibility for all the activities performed by Schroders Group in Italy, as well as Foreign Fund Managers’ representative in Assogestioni, Italian association of asset managers, as Board Member, and in IFI as Executive Board Member since 2002.
Before that, Carlo joined Intereuropa Sim S.p.A. as Head of Sales and Marketing, to create the sales division and to develop and manage the financial distribution network at national level, after having started his career in Financial Services joining Fideuram S.p.A. in Milan.
Our ecosystem of asset management firms
Generali Investments* is an ecosystem of asset management firms, delivering a portfolio of specialist capabilities across various countries.
Years of experience
Assets under management
Asset managers and specialists
Asset management firms
Main distribution hub
Source: Generali Investments Holding S.p.A., data as at 31 December 2021. *Please note the data include Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Real Estate S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Global Infrastructure, Sycomore Asset Management, Aperture Investors LLC (including Aperture Investors UK Ltd), Lumyna Investments Limited, Plenisfer Investments SGR, which are part of Generali Investments, as well as Generali Investments CEE.
**Please note that the number of countries refers to the number of countries where the different funds of the asset management companies part of Generali Investments are registered for distribution. Please note that not all funds are registered in all the countries and not all the asset management companies are licensed to operate in such countries. Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Real Estate S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Global Infrastructure, Sycomore Asset Management, Aperture Investors LLC (including Aperture Investors UK Ltd), Lumyna Investments Limited, Plenisfer Investments SGR, are part of Generali Investments, as well as Generali Investments CEE.
The world of investment is more complex than ever.
That’s why we’ve created Generali Investments: an ecosystem of asset management firms, delivering a portfolio of specialist capabilities.
We take the time to understand what matters most to investors, so we can build solutions that best reflect their needs.
Every firm in our ecosystem is supported by Generali and able to innovate and grow with autonomy. For investors, this means access to highly entrepreneurial firms, with the security of our support.
Our solutions, built from a variety of specialist capabilities, aim to help investors unlock opportunities and generate long-term performance, while being mindful of our impact on the world around us.
In this way, we provide clients access to new investment possibilities that others might miss, and a partner that prioritises their long-term interests.
Generali Investments is part of the Generali Asset & Wealth Management Business Unit which gathers the Group’s main companies operating in asset management and wealth management.
Generali Investments Luxembourg* (“GIL”), part of the Generali group, is a Luxembourg based management company authorized under Chapter 15 of the Law of 17 December 2010 relating to Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) as well as an Alternative investment fund manager authorized under the Law of 12 July 2013 on alternative investment fund managers. As such, it offers the overall mandatory management company services for both UCITS and AIF products.
As Management Company, GIL manages investments on an international scale leveraging on the experience and professionalism of a team of world-class investment firms, including Generali Group asset management companies and boutiques as well as other major players whose capabilities are available through its fund offerings. GIL’s activities focus on the set-up of investment funds, designing structures and strategies adapted to different situations and investors. GIL’s risk management services are adjusted to the changing market environment while financial professionals supervise the day-to-day activities of the investment vehicle. As a result the investment managers can focus on their priorities while generating growth.
Based in Luxembourg, the largest fund center in Europe and the largest international hub for fund distribution, GIL benefits from an efficient and reliable fund infrastructure. The Management Company offers a wide range of fund structures such as UCITS, real estate funds, SIFs, AIFs and non-UCITS vehicles. In addition, being based in Luxembourg, GIL is regulated by a sophisticated but pragmatic legal and regulatory framework.
*The company full legal name is Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A.
Active fixed income, equity, multi-asset, fund of funds, and private markets
Generali Investments Partners* offer in-house fixed income, thematic equities and multi asset/balanced portfolios, as well as a range of private asset strategies. They are expert asset manager selectors and offer a wide fund of funds range across public and private markets. The firm is also the main distribution hub for Generali Investments ecosystem, acting as lead client relationship manager for all the asset management firms.
*The company full legal name is Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio.
Unconstrained investment strategies with a unique fee model
Aperture* offers unconstrained investment strategies and a unique fee model that aligns fund manager incentives with client performance. The firm charge low, ETF-like fees when performance is at or below stated benchmarks. A performance-linked fee is charged only when returns are generated in excess of a strategy’s benchmark. Their investment teams are therefore compensated primarily on outperformance. Aperture’s highly experienced credit and equity investment teams are based in New York and London.
*The company full legal name is Aperture Investors, LLC.
*Investments involve risks. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance and can be misleading. There can be no assurance that an investment objective will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital. You may not get back the amount initially invested.
Liquid alternative UCITS provider
Lumyna* is one of the oldest, largest and most successful Alternative UCITS providers in Europe. The firm brings best-of-breed hedge fund managers to the European market via regulated, liquid and transparent UCITS vehicles. Lumyna is consistently voted as best platform (by HFM in eight of the last nine years and by HFR for the last seven consecutive years**) and is recognised as a leader in the delivery of Alternative UCITS funds.
* The company full legal name is Lumyna Investments Limited
**Every year, the Hedge Funds Review European Performance Awards reward genuine performance, quality and skill within the European hedge fund industry.
Equity and debt real estate investments
Generali Real Estate* are the Generali Group experts in real estate investments, with a strong presence across Europe with about 370 professionals that operate in nine different countries. They invest in all of the steps across the real estate value chain: investment, asset and property management. Their Luxembourg funds range offers efficiency and diversification, and covers the full risk return spectrum from core to development in several sectors.
*The company full legal name is Generali Real Estate S.p.A.
High conviction ESG and SRI investors
Sycomore* offers industry-leading sustainable investments. They are pioneering ESG investors and have actively shaped its development in Europe. The firm focuses on human capital as the main lever to generate high conviction investment ideas, and their responsible investment approach is grounded in unique proprietary ESG research methodology. Sycomore’s fund range offers 16 Article 9 funds under SFDR regulation, and five Article 8 funds.
*The company full legal name is Sycomore Asset Management
Infranity is an asset management company specialising in infrastructure investments. The Company founded by three Managing Partners, Philippe Benaroya, Alban de La Selle and Gilles Lengaigne, as part of a strategic partnership with the Generali Group, is part of Generali Investments ecosystem of asset management firms and currently manages in excess of €7 billion of capital from institutional investors. Infranity's investment solutions leverage the resilience of the asset class and its long-term stable returns, as well as its ability to contribute to sustainable development. The investments address major societal challenges such as the energy transition, green mobility, digital transition and improvements to social infrastructure. This positioning, combined with a high degree of selectivity in the investment process, enables Infranity to generate sustainable value for its clients.
Infranity is part of Generali Investments.
Total return global multi-asset strategies
Plenisfer* are goal-based investors, offering unconstrained, total return, multi-asset strategies. Their ‘New Active’ investment philosophy allocates to strategies rather than asset classes. They focus on identifying idiosyncratic opportunities across a global opportunity set, and do not differentiate between traditional and alternative asset classes. This holistic approach allows the team to build outcome-oriented portfolios. The firm offers UCITS funds, bespoke mandates, and investment consulting.
* The company full legal name is Plenisfer Investments SGR
LDI solutions and multi-asset portfolio management
Generali Insurance Asset Management* partner with clients of all sizes to develop and manage customised LDI solutions to help them achieve their long-term investment goals. They offer Asset Liability Management (ALM), Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) and Capital Management, and benefit from extensive proprietary research and ESG analysis resources. The firm has managed bespoke segregated LDI mandates for pension schemes and insurers since 2005 and have managed Generali Group insurance portfolios and pension mandates since 1998.
*The company full legal name is Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio.
Retail real estate investment and asset managers
Axis Retail Partners is a team of specialist retail real estate investment and asset managers. The firm has an analytical approach to investing with strong focus on data as the key driver behind underwriting and decision-making. The firm is a fully integrated real estate player, with the capabilities to cover all the steps of the asset life-cycle: investment, asset and portfolio management and disposals ranging from core to opportunistic investments.
Generali Investments Holding* guarantees a solid framework of services designed to support various asset management activities. Key elements include back office activities, organized to provide maximum efficiency; advanced reporting systems and sophisticated technological infrastructures. The company also acts as a holding company, retaining share capital in the asset management firms of Generali Investments’ ecosystem.
*The company full legal name is Generali Investments Holding S.p.A.
● Gain access to niche investment skills
● Rely on experts selected by Generali Group based on knowledge and talent
● Benefit from long-term attractive opportunities through distinctive investment strategies
● Broadens and diversifies investment solution offer
● Invests in results-centred companies with a strong entrepreneurial drive
● Selects quality partners to maximise returns on investment
● Keep their investment autonomy
● Leverage Generali Group’s strength, capital, customer focus, global reach and brand
● Engage in an ecosystem ensuring consistency in the areas of risk control, audit and compliance
GROSS WRITTEN PREMIUMS
ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT
AMONG THE TOP 100 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE WORLD ****
*** Source: Generali Group, data as at 31 December 2021.
**** Source: Fortune Global 500 2021.
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