05.06.2023 | Press Release

Golding opens office in Milan headed by Laura Tardino

Golding Capital Partners, one of Europe's leading independent asset managers for alternative investments, with more than €13.5 billion in assets under management and 23 years of investment experience, enhances its business development activities in Italy and opens its own office in Milan. The new branch office will be led by Laura Tardino, who joined Golding as Managing Director and will now expand the sales activities in Southern Europe. Opening the new office is part of Golding’s long-term international growth strategy, intending to make investment solutions for infrastructure, buyout, private credit and impact investing accessible to investors across Europe.

“Italy and Southern Europe generally are important markets for us to build on existing relationships and develop new ones. The new office and our own local sales force in Italy will enable us to be even closer to the network of investors to whom we have built relationships over the past years. Being close to our investors, understanding and delivering on local requirements forms an essential part of our philosophy”, explains Jeremy Golding. Founder and Managing Partner of Golding Capital Partners.

“I am looking forward to introducing Golding and its extensive expertise to a broad range of investors in Italy. To start with, we will be focusing on experienced institutional investors, but looking further ahead, we expect to have attractive offerings for semi-professional target groups as well. In an uncertain economic environment it is especially important to be able to offer stable performance and downside protection in the form of broadly diversified and conservative investment solutions. With Golding investors can rely on a long-standing, robust track record in private markets”, adds Laura Tardino, Managing Director at Golding.

Laura Tardino looks back on 25 years’ experience of capital investing. Having completed a degree in economics, she was Head of Institutional Business Development Italy from 2015 onwards at abrdn, where she was responsible for sales to pension funds, insurance companies, banks and foundations. Prior to that, she worked in various positions at BNPP Asset Management for fifteen years, most recently as Market Strategist and Head of the Institutional Desk. She also has several years’ experience of managing alternative investment funds with globally diversified allocations. Earlier in her career she worked at the Intesa Group, the OECD and university. In 2021 she published a book, “Piccole Donne Investono”, aimed at introducing women to the world of finance and investing.

“Italy is one of our most important markets globally. Laura brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our international clients’ team. With her extensive background in business development and profound understanding of the Italian investor market, Laura is the ideal candidate”, adds Thorsten Birke, Managing Director and Head of International Clients at Golding.

“Growing our global client base is a key element of our long-term business strategy. Hence, strengthen our Italian franchise is major step forward in this regard. It enables us to establish our local credentials in Italy and further develop our relationships and discussions on alternative investments”, concludes Hubertus Theile-Ochel, Managing Partner and responsible for Golding’s overall sales activities. 

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