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.