Specialist fixed income manager, BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), has appointed Michele Giarrizzo in a newly created role as Director for Sales in Retail Distribution for Italy, further solidifying BlueBay’s commitment to this market.
Based in Milan, Michele reports to Tommaso De Giuseppe, Head of Sales for Italy and will be responsible for developing distribution partnerships with financial institutions and strengthening BlueBay’s presence with wholesale clients. He will be covering both sovereign and corporate debt across six sub-asset classes, including investment grade, leveraged finance, emerging markets, multi-asset credit, structured credit and convertible bonds.
His appointment comes 10 months after the official opening of BlueBay’s Italian Branch in Milan, in January 2020.
“We are delighted Michele has joined our team. His addition is a reflection of growing demand for our active fixed income solutions from Italian investors since establishing a physical office in the country. It is also testament to BlueBay’s ability to attract great talent.
Historically, BlueBay’s client base has primarily comprised of institutional investors. As we continue to expand as well as focus our efforts within the financial institutions space, Michele’s knowledge and experience amongst this segment of investors within the Italian market will be highly complementary of the wider team’s skillset.”Tommaso De Giuseppe, Head of Sales for Italy at BlueBay
Before joining BlueBay, Michele held several top-level roles based out of Milan for various asset managers, most recently as a Senior Sales Manager at Robeco Institutional Asset Management. Prior to this he was Director of Business Development at Legg Mason Global Asset Management, following the role of Distribution Client Relationship Manager at AXA Investment Managers. Michele holds a Degree in Institutions & Financial Markets Management from the Luigi Bocconi University.