The team

A focused and experienced Team within a sound group.

Anima Alternative can rely on the experience of professionals with a proven track record in the alternative investment industry.

In addition our Team can lean on the skills and support Group resources, with over 300 professionals and over € 199 billion of total AuM*.

 

 

 

Philippe Minard
Chief Executive Officer
and Head of Investments
Philippe Minard

He has been CEO and Head of Investments Officer of Anima Alternative since its establishment in 2020.

Philippe has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, working for leading financial institutions, most recently as Italy Country manager of CAPZA and previously as Founding partner of Emisys Capital and CEO of Mezzanove Capital.

Before that he worked for 7 years in Mediobanca as Head of Structured Financing, dealing with leveraged finance, project finance and real estate finance; prior experiences came in Arca Merchant, Creditanstalt and Société Générale.

He graduated in Economics from the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris.

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Andrea Cappuccio
Deputy Head
of Investments
Andrea Cappuccio

He has been Deputy Head of Investments Officer of Anima Alternative since its establishment in 2020.

Andrea has more than twenty years of experience in credit and corporate finance, most recently as a founding partner of Emisys Capital and CIO of Mezzanove Capital.

Before that he worked for 6 years in Mediobanca as Head of Credit analysis and Rating advisory. prior experiences came in Arthur Andersen, BP Amoco and Banco Ambrosiano Veneto.

He graduated in Business Administration and took a postgraduate course in Corporate Tax Law, both at Bocconi University in Milan.

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Giorgio Podda
Investment Director
Giorgio Podda

He has been with Anima Alternative since April 2022 as Investment Director.

Previous positions include Investment Professional at Oxy Capital and Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he gained extensive experience at GE Capital as part of the Debt Restructuring and Leverage Finance teams.

He holds a degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University and a Master's degree in Economics from Cattolica University in Milan. He completed his education with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the London Business School.

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Riccardo Dore
Investment
Manager
Riccardo Dore

He has been with Anima Alternative since June 2020 as Investment Manager.

Riccardo has many years experience in private markets in the CAPZA investment team and previously in Emisys Capital Sgr.

He holds a Master of Science degree in finance from Bocconi University in Milan. 

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Eleonora Bertola
Investment
Associate
Eleonora Bertola

She has been in Anima Alternative since October 2021 as Investment Associate.

She has extensive previous experience in corporate banking as a Finance and Advisory Associate in the Unicredit SpA team, after completing a graduate program offering varied experiences in related roles within the Bank.

After graduating in Economics and Management, she was awarded a Master of Science degree in International Management at Bocconi University in Milan.

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Marco Sitta
Investment
Associate
Marco Sitta

He has been with Anima Alternative since July 2022 as Investment Associate.

He gained experience in managing Special Situations as a Debt restructuring and Advisory Services Associate at Crédit Agricole CIB. Previously, at Crédit Agricole CIB he has also worked in the Securitisation team.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

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Francesco Betti
Head of
Operations
Francesco Betti

Francesco has been Operations Manager and Deputy General Manager of ANIMA since 2019 and Operations Director of Anima Alternative. He also holds the position of director of Gestielle Investment Sicav and Monte Sicav.

Previously, from 2000 to 2018, he covered various roles in Aletti Gestielle Sgr, first as Head of Risk Management, then as Deputy General Manager and finally as General Manager. Before that he was Head of Risk Control at Deutsche Bank and junior trader at Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza.

He has authored many publications and papers on the subjects of information technology and risk management. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Parma.

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Andrea Mandraccio
Head of Sales
Andrea Mandraccio

Andrea heads the Institutional and Wholesale Division of ANIMA Sgr and is Commercial Director of ANIMA Alternative SGR. He joined ANIMA (formerly Prima Sgr) in 2009 as Head of Relations with Institutional clients.

Since 2006 he has held the position of Head of institutional clients in Société Générale Asset Management Italia. Previously he was Head of research in Benchmark & ​​Style products. He graduated in Economics of Financial Institutions and Markets at Bocconi University in Milan and completed his education with an advanced class in Global Asset Allocation from SDA Bocconi and an operational Master's degree in Fee-only financial planning.

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Davide Sosio
Head of Finance
Davide Sosio

Chief Financial Officer and Head of HR for the ANIMA Group since 2018, Davide has extensive experience in the financial and asset management sector. Within the ANIMA group, from 2010 to 2018, he was General Manager of ANIMA Asset Management Ltd (Ireland) and, from 2003 to 2010, General Manager of Antonveneta ABN AMRO Investment Funds Ltd (Ireland).


He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg SICAVs Gestielle Investment Sicav and Monte SICAV as well as Director of the Irish SICAV ANIMA Funds Plc.
He has a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School.

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* AUM as of 30/09/2021, including Assets delegated to third parties. Source: ANIMA Sgr.