Upon graduating from Bocconi University in Milan in 1984, Paolo Basilico began his career at Banca Manusardi (now Banca Fideuram) and subsequently worked at Mediobanca.
In 1991, he joined Giubergia Warburg, where he served as CEO from 1992 to 1998 and was also a member of Warburg London’s European Equity Management Committee. In 1999, he founded Kairos Group, of which he is CEO, with the aim of offering an alternative course in the vast asset management industry.
From 2009 to early 2013, he served on the Executive Committee of Assogestioni. Through Kairos Group, in 2005, Basilico established the Fondazione Oliver Twist ONLUS, a charitable foundation to help disadvantaged children in Italy, of which he is President. In addition, he is a patron of ARK, an international charitable organization concerned with improving the lives of children around the world.
Chief Executive Officer Kairos Investment Management Limited
A Best in Class alumnus of Rome’s La Sapienza University, he joined the company from Citco Fund Advisors in New York, where he worked in the 90’s. At Citco he was responsible for the research and management activity of the multi-manager business, which counted around $1Bio of AUM and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. Since 2000 he has been in charge of building the multi-manager business of Kairos and from 2009 to 2016 he was the General Manager of the Group. A well known figure in the European asset management industry, he has received several awards in his career.
Portfolio Manager Kairos Partners SGR
A graduate of Milan’s Catholic University, he has more than ten years of experience in asset management with Gemina (from 1989 to 1996), Zenit and Unione Gestioni. He began his career as a salesman with Daiwa Securities.
Guido Maria Brera
Director and Head of Investments for Kairos Partners SGR
A graduate of Rome’s La Sapienza University and co-founder of the Kairos Group, he came to the company from Giubergia Warburg, where he was in charge of proprietary trading. He also worked for more than three years at Fineco SIM, where he managed by fund Cisalpino Bilanciato and then the fund Cisalpino Indice, the number-one Italian equity fund in 1996.
Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Manager business
Michele Gesualdi is the Chief Investment Officer of the Kairos Multi-Manager business. After obtaining a M.Sc. in Economics and Financial Markets (summa cum laude) from the Bocconi University in Milan, he joined Citco Fund Advisors in 2000 working in both London and New York. He joined Kairos in 2003 as Head of research in the London office and became a portfolio manager and member of the Investment Committee in 2005. In 2008 he became a Senior Partner of the firm and finally assumed responsibility for the Multi Manager business in 2012.
Deputy CEO Kairos Investment Management Limited
After obtaining a degree in Economics and Business from Rome’s La Sapienza University, he began his career in 1998 with Citco Fund Advisors in New York as analyst for the fund-of-funds management team. In 2000 he opened Citco London office as head of research for European Markets and in 2002 he returned to New York to head Citco Fund Advisors. He joined Kairos in early 2003 to open the New York office of the Group and co-manage the multi-manager business. In 2006 he opened and run the Kairos Hong Kong office. In 2012 he moved to our London office. He is the CEO of Kairos Investment Management Limited, the London branch of the Group specialized in managing single-manager and multi-manager alternative funds.
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