Women In Investment Awards Italy 2019: Alea iacta est

Eugenia Jiménez
Women In Investment Awards Italy 2019: Alea iacta est

After months of nominations seeking to honour the achievements of women working for the Italian investment industry, the voting period for the Awards is over and the die is cast. 

Entries have now closed for the Women In Investment Awards Italy. Finalists in each category will be advised in mid-July but before, the nominated women will be contacted by InvestmentEurope and asked to complete a questionnaire, which will then be reviewed by our panel of judges who will be deciding a shortlist. 

The awards ceremony will take place on the 2 of October at the Palazzo Parigi hotel in Milan.

Nominees for the Awards can be involved in roles including but not limited to fund management, wealth management, investment research, financial advice, investment analysis, marketing, sales, human resources, compliance, middle-, front- or back-office within the investment sector.


Twelve are the categories included, ranging from Investment Analyst of the Year to Unsung Hero Award or Rising Star Award. This last category aims at rewarding a woman working for the industry who has made a strong impact in a short space or time and who is likely to progress further.

Unsung Hero Award is open to women, including those in back office and non-consumer facing roles, who have gone above and beyond to contribute to their business, support a team or encourage diversity in the workplace.


Fund Analyst of the Year

Fund Manager of the Year

Fund Selector of the Year

Investment Analyst of the Year

Investment Woman of the Year

Mentor of the Year

Most Inspiring Returner

Rising Star Award

Role Model of the Year

Team Leader of the Year

Unsung Hero Award

Young Investment Woman of the Year Award


Capital Group's managing director Vlasta Gregis, one of the Awards' judges, says: "For a woman, achieving acclaim in the world of finance entails the defiance of deep-seated preconceptions that can only be overcome by those with real character and expertise. This requires a great deal of dedication, determination, and above all else, passion.

"The Women In Investment Awards represent one of those rare occasions when women, who are often unaccustomed to celebrating their own successes, have the chance to enjoy the visibility they deserve and showcase their value and accomplishments. I am proud to be a part of this team of professionals who have been called upon not to judge, but rather to identify those of our colleagues who, because of their experiences, can serve as sources of inspiration for all women who wish to take on the challenges of the world of finance."

Sara Silano, managing editor at Morningstar Italy, also part of the judging panel, comments: "I am delighted to be a judge at these Awards. It's a great opportunity to stress the value of gender-diverse team and encourage company to be more gender diversified. Many studies show what it means in term of diversity of opinions and quality of corporate leadership. Gender diversity doesn't begin and end in the corporate board: companies must be actively supporting women throughout their careers, so they can advance into senior roles. Showing best cases can give a new perspective to an "old issue", so I encourage women to participate or nominate their peers."

Matteo Cassiani, senior portfolio manager, Asset Allocation, Fideuram Investimenti, says: "I am truly honored to be invited among the components of the judging panel. These kind of events give the right evidence to the importance of a wider women representation in our industry, in particular in front-office desks, where asset allocation, security selection and risk management decisions are taken. From my experience, as a portfolio manager and educator, I strongly believe that a greater women engagement, as well as in general a larger inclusion of diversities and cultures, creates the landscape for a greater value creation."

For full details visit the Awards website at: http://events.investmenteurope.net/womenininvestment/static/home