Generali Insurance Asset Management (GIAM) has appointed Antonio Pilato as head of investments.
Based in Milan and reporting to GIAM CEO Francesco Martorana, Pilato will be responsible for leading a team of more than 50 investment professionals in Paris, Trieste, Cologne and Milan.
He is taking over from Francesco Martorana, who held the head of investments responsibility ad interim, in addition to his CEO role.
Pilato was previously GIAM's head of trading & investment management support, a role he held since the company changed name in October 2018. There, he was responsible for the execution of all the transactions performed on financial markets (fixed income, equity, FX and derivatives) and the activities related to the subscription and redemption of funds units.
Prior to this, he held various management positions in trading desk, portfolio engineering and derivatives in the Generali Group, which he joined in 1998.
Francesco Martorana, chief executive officer at GIAM, said: "With this new appointment for one of our key roles, we are continuing to equip GIAM with strong competences for future growth. I am very proud we have found internally the talent and experience we were looking for, promoting a capable professional who has been instrumental in the development of our company so far. I wish Antonio further success in his new role."