Entries for InvestmentEurope's Women In Investment Awards Italy will close on the 19 of April after months of nominations seeking to honour women working within the Italian investment industry who show exemplary qualities.
Nominees for the Awards, taking place on the 2 of October in Milan, can be involved in roles including but not limited to fund management, wealth management, investment research, financial advice, investment analysis, marketing, sales, human resources, compliance, middle-, front- or back-office within the investment sector.
Twelve are the categories included, ranging from Investment Analyst of the Year to Unsung Hero Award or Rising Star Award. This last category aims at rewarding a woman working at Italy's investment industry who has made a strong impact in a short space or time and who is likely to progress further.
Unsung Hero Award is open to women including those in back office and non-consumer facing roles who have gone above and beyond to contribute to their business, support a team or encourage diversity in the workplace.
Once the voting period is over, the nominated women will be contacted by InvestmentEurope and asked to complete a questionnaire. Our panel of judges will then review the questionnaires to decide a shortlist that will be announced in mid-July.
Matteo Cassiani, senior portfolio manager, Asset Allocation, Fideuram Investimenti, says: "I am truly honored to be invited among the components of the judging panel. These kind of events give the right evidence to the importance of a wider women representation in our industry, in particular in front-office desks, where asset allocation, security selection and risk management decisions are taken. From my experience, as a portfolio manager and educator, I strongly believe that a greater women engagement, as well as in general a larger inclusion of diversities and cultures, creates the landscape for a greater value creation."
For full details visit the Awards website at: http://events.investmenteurope.net/womenininvestment/static/home