Management Team

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager
Antonio Pace
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, since December 2019, with twenty years experience in investment banking.
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Antonio Pace has been recently Founder and Managing Director of the first hedge fund based on geopolitical analysis, the Morgan Stanley Investcorp Geo-Risk Macro Fund. Between 2009 and 2017 he was Managing Director – Head of Strategic Equity at Credit Suisse (London, Milan), first at the Equities Division and then at the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division. Moreover, from 2005 to 2009 he worked for Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (Milan, Paris, London) as Co-Head of Strategic Equity – Southern Europe. Antonio Pace started his career at Morgan Stanley in London.

He is Adjunct Professor of "Mercati e strategie di Impresa" and "Risk Management – Finanziamenti di Impresa" at Cattolica University. He is member of the EMCFB Advisory Board of SDA Bocconi School of Management.

He graduated in Business Administration (Finance) at Bocconi University (2001), he obtained the Fsa - Securities, Regulatory and Derivatives Certificate (2003) and he took part in the Investment Banking Program of the Morgan Stanley Academy in London (2004). He completed his studies at INSEAD (Fontainebleau) with the SGCIB Investment Banking Program (2007).


Chief Investment Officer
Gianpaolo Di Dio
Gianpaolo Di Dio is CIO and Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, that he joined in October 2010.
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Gianpaolo Di Dio is Chief Investment Officer and Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR,  that he joined in October 2010. Previously, he completed successful turnarounds of the Arcotronics Groups, as Managing Director, and the company Netscalibur Italia where he was initially Managing Director and later Executive Chairman. He was also one of the co-founders and General Partners of TLcom Capital LLP, a venture capital initiative based in London, regulated by the FSA and set up as a joint-venture with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. For them he managed a wide range of ICT investments and divestments in Europe and Israel. Gianpaolo was previously a Senior Manager of Bain & Company, working mainly on strategy and business development projects in the Telecom and Technology sectors in Europe and Silicon Valley. Before that, he was a Financial Analyst for Abbott Laboratories. Gianpaolo graduated with honours in Economics and Business from the LUISS University in Rome where he also obtained an MBA. He has been a Chartered Accountant since 1993. He has served on the following Boards of Directors: Iobox - mobile telephony technology/software; Xtempus (UK) - mobile telephony technology/software; Netscalibur Italia (Italy) - internet service provider; CommProve (Ireland) a mobile network technology; Arcotronics Group (Italy) - electronic components.


Investment Team
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