Contact:
Massimo Menchini, Director of Institutional Relations and Corporate Governance
Phone:
+39 36.165.144
Mobile:
+39 333.21.35.089

Assogestioni is the representative association of the Italian investment management industry. It represents most of the Italian and foreign investment management companies operating in Italy, as well as banks and insurance companies involved in investment management, including pension schemes (its members serve more than 10 million clients and manage asset of more than 1,600 billion euros, representing more than 60% of the country’s GDP).

The association’s main purpose is to foster the investment management industry in Italy through the establishment of a regulatory and market environment in Italy which is conducive to growth.

To achieve these goals, Assogestioni offers to its members advice and technical support on legal, corporate governance, fiscal and operational matters. It also encourages its members, financial and public institutions to debate on  themes involving savings, investments, sound corporate governance and regulatory and operational improvements.

Assogestioni promotes the diffusion of an adequate corporate governance culture. Investment management companies place part of the funds entrusted to them by clients in shares and bonds of listed companies. For these reasons, it is crucial that the corporate governance rules and models adopted by those companies are efficient, guaranteeing the rights of shareholders and of the numerous individuals that own units in mutual funds and other managed assets.

To help its members in their stewardship activities, Assogestioni:

  • promotes the diffusion of adequate corporate governance practices, monitors the behaviour of listed companies, proposes self-regulatory codes and participates in the political and academic debate;
  • through the Asset Managers Committee, created in 1994 and formed by representatives of the association’s members, assists its members during the shareholder meetings of the main listed companies and helps them present candidates to be elected in management and surveillance boards.

Assogestioni is a member of EFAMA (European Funds and Asset Management Association), with whom it collaborates for the elaboration of European Union regulations and an efficient self-regulation of the European investment management industry.