Claudio Basso

Claudio Basso

Deputy CIO, AZ Fund Management S.A.

Mr. Claudio Basso is Director, Deputy-CIO and Portfolio Manager at AZ Fund Management S.A., part of the AZIMUT Group, the largest independent, public-listed Asset Management Company in Italy. Claudio also holds directorships in various other subsidiaries of the Group, among which AZ International Holding (since 2010), AZ Life (since 2012) and Compagnie de Gestion Privée Monégasque (CGM – since 2012).

When he joined the Azimut Group in 2006, Claudio set-up the multimanager division in AZ Fund Management S.A. in Luxembourg. Assets under management have since grown to over US$4bn. The multi-manager business is as an independent unit within the Group and manages several collective investment schemes covering all asset classes, and offers different investment strategies: discretionary, quantitative and bespoke. Claudio is primarily responsible for strategic and tactical asset allocation, position sizing and risk control.

From 2004 to 2006 he was Wealth Manager in a primary Multi-Family Office in Italy with assets in excess of US$3bn; there he worked in the fund selection unit and was also responsible for the macroeconomic research. From 2003 to 2004 he worked as proprietary trader on Italian equities in Banca Sella S.p.A.

Claudio graduated cum magna laude from the University of Turin in Italy.

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