Mediolanum International Funds adds two new department heads

The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has continued its growth trajectory with the appointments of Karoline Keane as Head of Product Development, and Alberto Nova as Head of Marketing & Communications.

Keane will be responsible for the management and evolution of the firm’s suite of investment solutions, overseeing product development across its increasingly diversifying client base. Karoline brings strong knowledge and experience in tailoring bespoke solutions for private and institutional investors. 

Keane joins from Man Group plc where before being Director for Product Development in the Global Sales Product Management business, worked as Head of Client Operations. Prior to that, Keane was Vice President at Citibank Europe and investor relations at The Children’s Investment Fund.

The new Head of Marketing and Communications, Alberto Nova, has close to two decades of marketing experience across asset management, banking, and financial advisors’ networks. Alberto joins from Legg Mason where he worked as the Marketing Head for Italy and Iberia Region, as well as European Marketing Manager for Invesco. Previously he worked as Communications Manager for Intesa Sanpaolo and Fideuram. He will lead the implementation of the firm’s marketing and communications strategy to promote its products and services to financial advisors and investors across Europe.

Both will report directly to Furio Pietribiasi, CEO of Mediolanum International Funds.

Pietribiasi says: “These new appointments demonstrate once again that we are raising the bar when it comes to servicing our clients, while continuing to invest in our capabilities to meet the challenges ahead.

"The appointments of both Karoline and Alberto are a natural progression for an increasingly specialised investment team like ours, to offer greater product sophistication not only to traditional retail clients, but also to new institutional investors who are increasingly knocking on our door.

"By expanding and complementing the team with new competencies, we will continue to enhance our standards to compete with the best and largest international players.”