Sandrine Richard joins Generali as Head of Private Debt
Milan – Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio (GIP) welcomes Sandrine Richard as Head of Private Debt, a newly created role aimed to strengthen the competences in private debt within the Generali Real Assets & Private Markets Hub’s, led by Aldo Mazzocco.
A senior investment professional with strong experience in private markets at European level, in her new role Sandrine Richard is responsible to drive the ambitious development plans that Generali has set for its direct lending business, and to steer the growth of the indirect lending business. Sandrine reports to Roberto Marsella, Head of Private Assets at Generali Investments Partners.
Sandrine brings to Generali over 25 years of investment and business development experience in the European asset management industry. She joins from Muzinich, where she steered the European and French senior secured and private debt strategy in senior leadership roles, contributing to launching and managing private debt funds with robust ESG processes. Prior to that, she covered senior roles at AXA Investment Managers, including leading the private debt investment team, and at Exane.
She holds CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) and CFAF (Centre de Formation à l’Analyse Financière) certifications, in addition to having achieved an Independent Administrator Executive Master from EM LYON, and a diploma from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) Business School.
“We are very pleased that Sandrine is joining Generali Investment Partners” said Roberto Marsella, Head of Private Assets at Generali Investments Partners. “Private Debt is playing an increasingly important role for a number of institutional investors and her experience, knowledge and character will meaningfully strengthen our Private Debt capabilities.”
Generali Investments is a commercial brand including Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Insurance Asset Management S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. and Generali Investments Holding S.p.A., part of the Generali Group, which was established in 1831 in Trieste as Assicurazioni Generali Austro-Italiche and is one of the leaders in the insurance and asset management industries. With about €583.4 billion in assets (as at December 31, 2021) and over 1,200 investment professionals, Generali Investments is an ecosystem of asset management firms operating in multiple countries, delivering a portfolio of specialist capabilities. Every firm in the ecosystem is supported by Generali and able to innovate and grow with autonomy, while developing sustainable and innovative solutions. Generali Investments is part of the Generali Asset & Wealth Management Business Unit which gathers the Group’s main companies operating in asset management and wealth management.