Mediobanca Group 

The Mediobanca Group has strengthened the management team of its Wealth Management Division with the addition of Carlo Giausa as deputy general manager and central manager of Wealth Management, Advisory & Solutions of CheBanca!, reporting to general manager Lorenzo Bassani. 

The addition of Giausa will strengthen the organizational structure of the business side, working alongside Duccio Marconi, deputy general manager and central manager of the Fas network, and Gianluca Talato, deputy general manager and central commercial manager of the branches network, and will provide an important contribution in terms of defining the investment product offering to be marketed by the two distribution networks.

The creation of Mediobanca Premier, starting in January 2024, is one of the drivers of the increased growth envisaged for the Wealth Management Division at the heart of the new 2023-26 Strategic Plan "One Brand-One Culture". 

In the next three years, Mediobanca said its ambition is to definitively establish itself as a leading operator in this segment, standing out for its quality, responsibility, innovativeness, and the value of its product offering for Premier and Private clients and for entrepreneurs.

Carlo Giausa has also been appointed as Mediobanca Group head of wealth management global offering, reporting in this case to Mediobanca Group general manager Francesco Saverio Vinci. 

In this role Giausa will also ensure that the Group's private networks, Mediobanca Private Banking and CMB Monaco develop synergically, by exploiting internal synergies within the Group and leveraging on the distinctive Private & Investment Bank model.

"I'm delighted that Carlo has chosen to share his wealth of experience and skills with us in this project", said Lorenzo Bassani, general manager of CheBanca!. "His arrival will help strengthen our management team, making Mediobanca Premier one of the leading players in the Wealth Management market, leveraging on the strong capabilities and internal synergies within the Group." 

"The addition of Carlo Giausa", said Francesco Saverio Vinci, Mediobanca General Group Manager, "will strengthen our growth in Wealth Management through the creation of an offering model that is able to exploit the synergies between our experience in the markets, our Corporate & Investment Banking activities, and sophisticated Wealth Management services offering.

"Mediobanca Premier is one of the focal points of our new ‘One Brand-One Culture' Strategic Plan, and attracting the most talented professionals on the market is fundamental to achieving the objectives we have set ourselves for the 2023-26 period."


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has appointed Mandy Gill as its new executive director of Global Learning.

She will join the CISI in late November from the Gambling Commission where she is currently Director of Industry and Specialist Knowledge. 

In this role she is responsible for the development, maintenance and retention of industry and specialist knowledge across the Commission's workforce. Prior to that she was director of compliance at the commission from 2018-2023. 

Gill has a background in vocational education and regulation She worked with Ofqual for three years where she led on a significant change to the regulatory framework for vocational qualifications. 

She also has experience of professional services from a practitioner and membership standpoint. She qualified as solicitor in 1993 and after a spell in practice, she worked at Manchester Metropolitan University delivering vocational legal education and later at BPP where she was director of its Manchester Law School. 

Her membership body and professional standards experience was gained at the Law Society, where she focussed on the quality and standards of legal education, before moving across to the legal regulator. 

Additionally, she has held various school governorships and was a member of the Greater Manchester Learning and Skills Council. 

Gill said "I am delighted to be joining the Executive Committee at such an exciting point in the CISI's history. I am really looking forward to working with the other Directors, the Board and my new team to reinforce and extend the CISI's reputation as the pre-eminent international provider of qualifications to financial professionals."       

Tracy Vegro, CISI's CEO said: "We want to extend a very warm welcome to Mandy as our new Executive Director of Global Learning. Her experience working across education, regulation and professional services is a great foundation from which to join CISI to lead our strategy in the fast-moving world of skills and learning across our financial services sector. 

"The whole CISI team and I look forward to introducing Mandy to our members, volunteers and stakeholders. She will find a diverse mix of colleagues here to welcome her to CISI.

"I would also like to thank Mandy's predecessor, Susan Clements, for her dedication, leadership and inspiration over the last five years. We wish Susan a very happy retirement."


Joe Kringdon has joined Door as head of North America. 

Previously, he spent five years as head of US Distribution at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, leading the firm's sales, relationship management and business intelligence efforts. 

Prior to that, Kringdon held senior roles at Pioneer Investments, Putnam and Smith Barney. 

Door now counts some of the largest US wealth and asset manager brands as clients and was named by Envestnet as an "emerging industry leader in this space." 

He is primarily responsible for scaling Door's client network and overseeing all North American operations at Door. 

Kringdon said: "I've been following Door's impressive growth in the US for quite some time and have first-hand knowledge of the long-standing industry pain-points they are solving. Having spoken to many of Door's clients before making the move, it is clear the Door platform is addressing a clear industry need and I'm excited to start working with the team and our clients to help transform this industry."

Rob Sanders, Door's CEO said: "Throughout his career, Joe has shown a deep understanding of the complexity and nuances of the wealth and asset management sector. He has an outstanding network and industry profile - and the experience we need to take Door to the next level in the US. I'm excited to be working with him."

Dillon Eustace 

Dillon Eustace LLP has named Etain de Valera as head of its asset management & investment funds practice.

She takes over from Donnacha O'Connor, who continues working for the firm as managing partner and as a senior partner in the Asset Management & Investment Funds team.

She joined Dillon Eustace LLP in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. Alongside her career, she has gained extensive experience across a broad range of asset and investment management areas. 

She is an expert on the establishment, structuring, financing, corporate governance and ongoing operation of investment funds, advising some of the world's leading asset management firms on their activities in Ireland. She advises clients on alternative investment funds including hedge funds, fund of funds, private credit, private debt, private equity funds and property funds.

She also has significant experience in advising clients on the establishment and ongoing operation of UCITS Funds as well as on industry standard master transaction agreements and prime and futures brokerage deals. 

Her clients include fund service providers such as asset management firms, administrators, and depositaries.

Prior to joining Dillon Eustace, her career included working at Goldman Sachs International, where she was part of the firm's Global Securities Services Division, and A&L Goodbody.

O'Connor, said: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Etain as the new Head of our Asset Management & Investment Funds team. Etain is a very well-regarded practitioner with the skills and experience to ensure that the team continues to deliver a market-leading service to our clients".

Dillon Eustace LLP's asset management and investment funds team is one of the largest in Ireland and is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 practice by legal directories such as Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Chambers Global.


Robeco has hired Nick King to lead the introduction of ETFs to its investment capabilities.

In his new role as head of ETFs, King will steer Robeco's development into the ETF market, expanding the firm's investment capabilities with an ETF platform.

King joined the asset manager from Fidelity International, where he also held the role of head of ETFs.

Prior to this, he held several positions with BlackRock, including as a senior ETF portfolio manager, and served as an index portfolio manager at UBS Global Asset Management.

King said he was "delighted" to join Robeco during a "pivotal moment in its journey into the ETF market".

"I look forward to leading the charge and leveraging my experience to drive innovation and success in this rapidly evolving space," he added.

"Together with the talented team at Robeco, I am confident that we can make a meaningful impact on the future of ETFs."
Ivo Frielink, head strategic product and business development at Robeco, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Nick to Robeco as Head of ETFs. His extensive experience in ETFs and his commitment to innovation align perfectly with Robeco's strategic vision and research-driven approach.

"We are confident that under Nick's leadership, Robeco can successfully wrap its investment expertise and strategies into a comprehensive ETF lineup."