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3rd May 2019
Fabio is the CEO of Fineco Asset Management and a board member of the company since it was established in 2017. He previously was the First Vice President of FinecoBank where he was responsible for UK international business steering, development and projects of the bank. His Financial Services began career over 18 years ago working for ING Direct in Italy where he became the Project Manager of Mutual Funds. After 5 years he began his FinecoBank journey in Italy as the Head of Strategy & Business Implementation. In 2011 he was appointed Executive Managing Director and Head of Products & Services for DAB Bank in Germany, owned by Unicredit, who manages over €33bn in assets. Here he held a turnaround role to prepare the bank for sale, achieving a major profit for the group. He received his Central Bank of Ireland approval for his CEO role on the 22nd May, Reference P96819.
Mr. Firn, both an American and a British citizen, is a member of the Washington State, American and International Bar Associations. He began his career as an employee of Russell Investments from 1988 and worked there until his retirement in June 2014. In that time, Mr. Firn managed various departments within the Adviser‟s EMEA team including Legal, Compliance, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Product Development and Marketing. He also acted as principal liaison with government, regulatory and industry groups in EMEA and advised members of senior management in other regions in which the Russell Group operates on business, product and legal matters. He was also associate attorney of a US law firm. Currently, Mr. Firn is an independent nonexecutive director of a number of fund management, administration and distribution companies, and of collective investment schemes authorised by the Central Bank and in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Alessandro started his career in Milan in 1996 and worked at major international and Italian law firms until 2005. In September 2005, Mr. Alessandro started working for M.T.S. S.p.A. (Wholesale Fixed Income Market) as Head of Legal & Compliance and Secretary of the Management Board. Following MTS‟s integration into Borsa Italiana – London Stock Exchange Group, he also became responsible for the legal function in support of Borsa Italiana Business Lines. Between 2005 and 2009, within the group, he was member of the Management Board of M.T.S S.p.A., member of the Supervisory Board of MTS Germany and Executive Director of EuroMTS Ltd. In 2009 Mr. Alessandro joined General Electric as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of GE Capital in Italy with Legal and Compliance responsibility and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for GE Capital Interbanca banking group. In September 2013 he was hired by UniCredit as Head of Corporate Affairs and Board Secretary Office. On December 1st, 2014, he was appointed as Co-Head of Group Legal, keeping at the same time the responsibility as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Cronin is the Chief Risk Officer of Fineco Asset Management. Prior to commencing his role with the firm, Mr. Cronin held the position of Operational Risk Director with Credit Suisse, providing second line oversight of operational risk across Credit Suisse’s Asset Management & Private Banking entities in London and Prime Brokerage activity in Dublin. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr Cronin was Executive Director with KBC Fund Management where he held a range of roles, including establishing the firm’s Risk Management function, Executive Director for Group Enterprise Risk, Executive Director of Risk, Legal, Finance & Operations and Executive Director of Portfolio Management. He was a Member of the Executive Committee and Board member of the Management Company. In his position he was also a Member of the Board of various of the firm’s associated Fund & Management Company Boards (UCITS & Alternative Investment Funds). Mr. Cronin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
Mr. Conor Durkin is a solicitor and a partner with Mason Hayes & Curran, which is one of Ireland’s largest law firms. Mr Durkin works principally in the area of investment funds and asset management and he specialises in the establishment and operation of UCITS and alternative investment funds. Mr Durkin graduated with a law degree from University College Dublin and obtained a Masters in commercial laws from University College Dublin. He is a member of Irish Funds’ Legal and Regulatory Working Group and is past member of Irish Funds’ Depositary Working Group. Mr Durkin has published articles on various asset management and fund related topics, and has spoken at Irish and international conferences on various aspects of EU regulated funds and Irish financial services law.
FinecoBank is the UniCredit Group’s multi-channel bank offering banking, credit, trading and investment services from a single account. It is a brokerage leader in Europe with one of the largest networks of financial advisers and a capillary network of Fineco Centres throughout Italy.
It is one of the most important FinTech banks in Europe. Its transaction and consulting services and platforms are developed in-house with proprietary technology, designed to be innovative and user-friendly to ensure a seamless and intuitive customer experience across all channels. In addition, FinecoBank is one of the most important players in Private Banking in Italy, with a highly tailor-made consultancy approach that includes trustee services, protection and transfer of personal and corporate assets, legal and tax advice and wind-down management.
FinecoBank has also been active in the United Kingdom since 2017, focusing on offering brokerage and transaction services.