Pioneer Investments today announced the enhancement of its European Equity team with the appointment of Simone Ragazzi as European Equity Small Cap Analyst.
Based in Milan, Ragazzi will report directly to Cristina Matti, Head of Small Cap Europe.
Commenting on the appointment Diego Franzin, head of Equities – Europe at Pioneer Investments said: “Pioneer Investments has been managing European Equity assets for fifteen years based on a consistently applied philosophy and process. This fundamental, proprietary research-driven approach to investment in the asset class has provided a strong track record over the medium to long term through all market cycles.’’
He added, “Over the past year, we have added resources to our team to further strengthen our European Equity capabilities and broaden our product range. We are thrilled to welcome Simone and his strong experience in European Equity research on board. His appointment represents a further enhancement of our research capabilities in the European Small and Mid Caps space.’’
Ragazzi has over 10 years’ experience in the industry. He joins Pioneer Investments from MainFirst Bank where his sector coverage included European Luxury Goods and some Italian Consumer Small Caps. In MainFirst, he was recently appointed team coordinator of his sector. He previously covered Italian banks for almost 3 years and Italian consumer and luxury stocks for 8 years. Simone graduated from Bocconi University in Milan with a Major in Corporate Finance.