Paolo BiaminoAlternative Global Investments at Euromobiliare Asset Management
I have been involved in the asset management industry for twenty years, specializing in fund of fund management and fund selection. I worked both for global asset management companies, investment banks and local asset managers part of retail banking groups. In my day to day job I have been constantly involved in product development as wells as in a wide variety of commercial, operational and risk management related issues.
I currently lead one of the main teams dedicated to UCITS fund selection in Italy. In my role I am also part of my company’s Investment Committee, Risk Management Committee and Product Development Committee.
My team runs a formal due diligence process of third party UCITS. It has a solid quantitative background, but its core is qualitative analysis. One of the distinguishing aspects of our process is portfolio analysis. We also have a lot of experience in the implementation of derivatives strategies within UCITS funds.
We analysed almost 500 UCITS funds from a large number of asset management companies. Each analysis was concluded with a comprehensive due diligence report. We hold more than 400 meetings with investment managers per year and often travel in Europe and in the US. We are proactive in our fund research and have often been first investors in funds and companies unknown in our country. We also gained a good international recognition, as indicated by a series of press interviews given and invitations as speakers at roundtables. Our key areas of expertise are total return investment strategies and liquid alternatives.
The team I lead is directly involved in all aspects of sub-advisories, from product development to manager selection and ongoing monitoring. On the one hand there is a fruitful cross-fertilization from day to day fund selection. We have an eye on product innovation across Europe and are part of the effort to bring it to our clients in a timely manner. On the other hand portfolio monitoring allows us to deepen our knowledge of specific issues that are relevant to fund selection as well.
Euromobiliare A.M. SGR is an Italian asset management company part of the CREDEM Group (Credito Emiliano), an Italian mid-size commercial bank among the financially strongest in Italy.see less