Pierluigi Nodari

Global Head of the Discretionary Portfolio Management & Portfolio Manager at AZ Investment SA, Luxembourg

Pierluigi Nodari holds directorships in AZ Investment SA and member of the Global Fixed Income committee responsible for decisions on asset allocation strategies across the Group’s mandates. He is primarily responsible for the top-down macro view and strategic allocation. He joined Azimut in 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors and Head of the Discretionary Mandates Team. Since 2020, Pierluigi has been based in the Luxembourg office to set up the Azimut Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM) Team, in order to support the day-to-day management and the distribution of Azimut DPM products and services across all European and global regions.

Pierluigi is a graduate of the University of Bocconi in Italy. His previous roles include Head of Private & Premium Mandates at Credit Suisse and Head of Fixed Income for BNP Paribas Asset Management in Italy.

Stefano Varvello

Head of Equity Strategy, Discretionary Portfolio Management, AZ Investment SA, Luxembourg

Stefano Varvello has been with the Azimut Group since 2016. He is the Head and Portfolio Manager for the Azimut Discretionary Team’s equity strategies and he has co-responsibility for the management of the DPM products range. From 2014 to 2016 Stefano worked at Deloitte as a Quantitative Risk Consultant and holds a Master’s degree in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Simone Puccinelli

Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Discretionary Portfolio Management, AZ Investments SA, Luxembourg

Simone Puccinelli has been with Azimut since 2014. From 2008-2014, Simone worked in Intesa San Paolo Luxembourg in Private Banking and joined the Discretionary Portfolio Management team in Azimut as Head of the Discretionary Mandates and Fixed Income Strategy. He is also responsible for the oversight of the discretionary mandate’s fund strategies and the Discretionary Portfolio Management operations in Florence.

Ilona Biro

Trade Executions & ESG Analyst, AZ Investments SA, Luxembourg

Ilona Biro joined Azimut Investments SA in Luxembourg in 2021 as an Execution Trader for the Discretionary Portfolio Team. She handles the trade execution and order processing for both personal and institutional mandates across all asset classes on the discretionary trading platforms. Before joining Azimut, Ilona worked with the Securitization and Structured Products desk in Barclays Luxembourg and as a Financial Analyst in Morgan Stanley Hungary Analytics, responsible for the products under the offerings of the firm’s US subsidiaries. She is an Economist with a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Business.

Andrea Braccini

Portfolio Manager, AZ Investments SA, Luxembourg

After graduating with Masters in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico Milano, Andrea Braccini joined Azimut as a Junior Portfolio Manager in 2019. He is currently overseeing Azimut’s benchmark product lines – managing the portfolio models and monitoring the exposures across all asset classes within the discretionary mandate universe.

Andrea Menescardi

Portfolio Manager, AZ Investments SA, Luxembourg

Andrea Menescardi joined the Azimut Group in 2018 as a Portfolio Management Consultant and has been with the Discretionary Mandates Team as the Junior Portfolio Manager since 2020. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics, nine years of experience in investment analysis, and is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) after passing the three-level exam.

Arianna Ceccaroni

Junior Portfolio Manager, AZ Investments SA, Luxembourg

Arianna Ceccaroni joined Azimut Investments SA in Luxembourg in 2022 after graduating from Wingate University, USA, with a Degree in Finance. She assists with the analysis of portfolio models and the operational processes for portfolio maintenance. Arianna will be involved in the ESG alignment of Azimut Investment offerings to the latest policy standards.

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