Columbia Threadneedle adds one director to its Milan office

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has further strengthened its presence in Italy with the appointment of Simone Zoccari as a director for the firm’s office in Milan.

The firm, which entered Italy in 2008, has a team of 10 people working in the country as well as more than 450 professionals in managing investments globally.

Simone Zoccari, with some 20 years’ experience, will be mainly responsible for further developing the firm’s wholesale and institutional business in Italy and will report to the firm’s Italy country head Alessandro Aspesi.

Zoccari began his career at Banca di Roma, moving later to INAAssitalia Spa in 2003. In 2006, he joined ABN Ambro in London, where he worked at the firm’s multi-asset derivatives sales team. He later moved to Banco Santander, where he worked as senior relationship manager.

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Eugenia Jimenez
Eugenia Jiménez speaks Spanish and is Iberia Correspondent for Investment Europe covering Spain & Portugal, as well as assisting with coverage of Italy. She holds a UK NCTJ- accredited Multimedia News Reporting course and studied Journalism at the University of Sevilla. She has worked for local media organisations in Sevilla and Málaga, mainly in broadcasting as a news reporter, among other roles. She has also worked for a local newspaper in Sevilla, reporting on current affairs, local government and culture.

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