Brussels-based fund manager Petercam recently announced the strategic decision to open a small office in Milan at the beginning of 2013.
To lead the firm's efforts in the country, in June Petercam appointed Alessandro Fonzi as Italy country head.
Fonzi, previously head of institutional clients and financial intermediaries Italy at Lombard Odier, has developed a specific expertise in the start-up of asset management firms, after working with Fidelity and Lombard Odier on the launch of their Italian operations.
In this video-interview, he talks with Chiara Albanese about the firm's strategy in the country.
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