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Andrea Cornetti

CEO – Real Estate and Infrastructure Azimut Libera Impresa Sgr

Biography

From November 2019 in Azimut Libera Impresa SGR where he was called with the responsibility of developing the real estate and infrastructural business of the SGR dedicated to the management of illiquid products, launching, to date, a Fund dedicated to investments in social infrastructures that he has already collected, in the first 4 months of its launch, subscriptions of € 260 million from institutional investors.
From September 2013 to October 2019 in Prelios SGR where he held the role of Board Member and General Manager of one of the main Italian real estate asset management companies, made up of 65 resources, with assets under management of approximately € 6 billion.
Under his responsibility, the SGR has, inter alia:

  • set up 16 Funds, with the generation of incremental AUM for about 4 billion euros, developing, in particular, new business lines with reference to public assets (public-private partnership), social housing, social infrastructures and support to the real economy , etc.;
  • expanded the number of subscribers (over 30 new institutional investors);
  • disposed of over € 2 billion;
  • obtained the authorization from the Supervisory Authority to extend the management of AIFs that invest in loans.

From 2007 to 2013 he was Business Development Director of Ideafimit SGR coordinating business opportunities, developing new retail and institutional products, creating 10 Funds with a total AuM of over 5 billion Euros.
Previously he worked for two years on the staff of the president of PwC in New York and Rome and in other management consulting firms.
He was a financial analyst at Imigest – IMI in Rome and at the Research Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York.
He graduated in Economics and Commerce from the La Sapienza University of Rome and subsequently obtained a Masters in Business Administration from St. John’s University in New York.