ThreeSixty Investments secures asset manager authorisation in Italy
ThreeSixty Investments has received regulatory authorisation from the Bank of Italy to operate as an asset manager (Società di Gestione del Risparmio) under Italian law.
The new venture, a strategic partnership between Generali Group and a team of experienced professionals led by Giordano Lombardo, will specialise in multi-asset strategies.
Together with Lombardo, who is the company’s Chief Executive Officer and co-Chief Investment Officer, the other founders of the company are Mauro Ratto, co-Chief Investment Officer, Diego Franzin, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio Strategies and Robert Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, all experienced executives in the asset management sector, with a proven track record in business and investment development. ThreeSixty has continued to build its investment team, with the recent hiring of Marco Mencini, Senior Equity Portfolio Manager.
ThreeSixty Investments will develop global multi-asset strategies, with a distinctive and innovative investment process, to serve the needs of retail, private and institutional clients around the world. The launch of the first fund of the new boutique is expected in the first semester of 2020, pending the regulatory product approvals.
The company will be part of Generali Group’s multi-boutique asset management ecosystem, combining traditional investment strategies with alternative, cutting–edge solutions developed by specialised and autonomous firms.
The Generali Group holds the majority stake in each boutique through Generali Investments Holding SpA and is co-investing in their products and solutions to take advantage of the potential resulting from the talents and excellence inherent in these boutiques.
In onboarding new boutiques, Generali looks at specialised and distinctive capabilities in both real assets (Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Private Debt) and high-conviction segments, fully leveraging both the partners’ expertise and entrepreneurial mindset and Generali Group’s scale and global reach.
Through this business model, Generali Group aims to become one of the top five multi-boutique asset managers in the world in terms of profits.
Tim Ryan, Generali Group CIO, says: “We are very proud of today’s announcement, as ThreeSixty Investments will further enhance our offering with distinctive multi-asset capabilities. Leveraging the proven expertise and deep market knowledge of its founders and management team, we will be able to provide our clients with new innovative solutions aimed at meeting their return goals”.
Carlo Trabattoni, Head of Generali Investments Partners, says: “In the current market environment, our multi boutique platform has proven to properly serve our clients’ needs - whether institutional, private or retail. For this reason, ThreeSixty Investments represents a strategic development of our unique asset management model.”
Giordano Lombardo, CEO of ThreeSixty Investments, says: “We believe that the investment environment for the coming years requires a completely new approach. The aim is to employ our clients’ capital for only the best investment opportunities, without relying on traditional financial market benchmarks. With a long-term investment horizon and a careful approach to avoiding capital deterioration risk, we will be unfettered by traditional benchmark investing to focus only on the outcome for our clients.”
Lombardo says: “After obtaining regulatory approval, we are focused on the operational set up to launch our first multi-asset fund. The partnership with Generali Group, with its long-term commitment, is ideal to develop this new approach to multi-asset investing focused on outcomes.”