II SESSION – Principle two: conflicts-of-interest avoidance or management
Italian Investment Managers’ Committee Coordinator and CEO, Mediobanca SGR
Emilio Franco is Chief Executive Officer at Mediobanca SGR, the Italian Asset Management Firm of Mediobanca Group, that offers a wide range of investment solutions diversified and dynamic: mandates for institutional clients, openend funds, closed-end funds, delegated management of SICAV funds and Discretionary Investment Management. He is Executive Chairman at CMG, the Monegasque asset management company of Mediobanca Group. Emilio has been working in the asset management sector for the last 27 years He joined Mediobanca SGR in October 2017.
He worked 10 years for UBI Pramerica (a 60 bln AUM company, formerly a JV between UBI Banca and Prudential Financial of US now merged into Eurizon), where He was Deputy General Manager & Chief Investment Officer, with responsibility for investment strategies but also actively developing products and technologies to support the investment process, and commercial developing business with institutional and private clients. Before, he worked almost 9 tears for Eurizon Capital (San Paolo Asset Management, the Italian leading asset manager) where He held a variety of positions, ranging from Chief Fund manager of the European and Global equity funds to Head of the Equity Research Team, and thereafter He became Head of Equity and Equity Research. He started his career working for Arca, first as financial analyst and then as fund manager and Co-Head of the Italian Equity Team. Emilio is Vice-Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee for Assogestioni (the Italian association of investment management firms) and Chairman of the “Comitato dei Gestori”, in charge of selecting candidates as independent board members and Auditors for the minority slates of Italian listed companies. Emilio graduated in Economics magna cum laude at Bocconi University in Milan. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a CFA® charterholder. Before joining the asset management industry, He served as an Officer for Arma dei Carabinieri