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Mediolanum Adds Chief Business Officer To C-Suite Hires

Shirin Aguiar, Reporter, 25 January 2022

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By adding a chief business officer to other recent senior hires, the Dublin firm is aiming at ambitious business targets.

Irish asset manager Mediolanum International Funds has appointed Luca Matassino (pictured) as chief business officer to accelerate growth in core markets.

In the newly-created role, Matassino will focus on client experiences, working with distributors and financial advisors to develop new products and evolve the company’s existing investment offerings. 

He will define targeted internal and external communication and marketing campaigns across markets, and use the company’s investment in digitalisation and analytics to monitor investment solutions and ensure that they meet expected outcomes.

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial development and business growth, Matassino was previously head of sales at Eurovita Spa, a non-captive, independent life insurance company owned by Cinven. Prior to that, he was executive director and deputy head of Italy at UBS Asset Management, leading the firm’s Italian distribution team, and previously a sales director at Fidelity International in Italy. His career started at Kraft with the large distribution of goods. 

Based in Dublin, he will report to Mediolanum’s chief executive officer, Furio Pietribiasi. “Luca’s expertise and knowledge are going to be critical in the evolution and expansion of our distribution and servicing model to meet the standards required to succeed in our industry,” Pietribiasi said.

“I am thrilled to join MIFL to lead the firm’s effort to achieve its future very ambitious business targets. The company is growing rapidly and has made significant investments into new talents, technological infrastructure, and product innovation,” Matassino said.

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