Grazia Orlandini, chief investment officer at BPER Banca and member of the board of directors of Optima Sim, is joining the Milan Forum 2019 panel discussion taking place on the 8 of March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan.
The Italian fund professional will take part of a a panel formed exclusively by Italian female fund selectors, including Manuela D'Onofrio from Cordusio Sim. The panel will be moderated by Morningstar Italy's managing research editor Sara Silano and will discuss topics including diversity in the fund management industry, offer views across asset classes and consider ESG.
Orlandini, who has around two decades' experience in the asset management industry, was chief executive officer of a small Italian asset manager owned by a private equity fund from 2014 to 2017.
After a period leading various Italian asset management companies and research groups, - including IMI-Fideuram (now Fideuram Asset Management)-, Orlandini moved to Montepaschi Asset Management Group, where she worked during 14 years leaving the firm in 2013. At this firm, which became later Anima SGR, Orlandini was strategist, portfolio manager and chief investment officer.
She has a Bachelor and Master degree from Bocconi University, a specialisation from Haas School of Berkeley University as well as being a CFA charterholder.
The panel session is one of the innovations that the Milan Forum brings this year, during which InvestmentEurope's new event Women in Investment Awards Italy will be presented. This event will take held on the 2 of October 2019 at the Palazzo Parigi hotel and aims at recognising the inspiring achievements of women in the investment industry in Italy.
The Milan Forum 2019 is also joined by the CFA Society Italy as educational partner for first time. Boardroom sessions will be provided to the 35 Italy-based fund selector delegates by sponsoring groups, including Acadian, Comgest, Eurizon Asset Management, La Financière de l'Échiquier and Vontobel.