100 years of history

Ceresio Investors:
a century of banking history

1915
1919
1922
1932
1945
1948
1958
1960
1962
1967
1969
1984
1994
1998
2001
2003
2004
2006
2011
2017
2018

1915

Antonio Foglia graduated from Bocconi University with Prof. Luigi Einaudi and began trading.

1915

1919

Antonio Foglia (1891-1957) began his activity as a banker and stockbroker in Milan. Internationally active since the early years of his career, he was the first President of the Milan Stock Exchange after the Second World War.

1919

Antonio Foglia, in the center.

1922

Creation of Banca Foglia in Milan. Offices in Via S. Prospero no. 5.

1922

1932-1936

Antonio Foglia's first trips to the United States,

looking for investment opportunities.

1945

Antonio Foglia is appointed Chairman of the Exchange Agents Committee of the Milan Stock Exchange.

1945

1948

The beginning of the  American banking activity with the acquisition of Victor Paullier & Cia in Montevideo, Uruguay. The managers include Giulio Barelli and Gianbattista Foglia, son of Antonio.

1948

1958

Establishment of Banca del Ceresio in Lugano (First Annual Report BdC).

1958

1960

Publication of first studies on listed companies.

1960

Photo: La Rinascente.

1962

First investments with internationally talented managers.

1967

Giambattista Foglia becomes a stockbroker.

1969

George Soros' Quantum Fund is born. Alberto Foglia will be a director and subsequently Chairman of the fund.

1984-1988

Collaboration with Haussmann Holding NV begins and the development of multi-manager funds initiates.

1994

Introduction of the Tiger Selection fund, one of the first Asian long - short multi-managers.

1998-1999

Acquisition of Belgrave Capital Management in London and the creation of the Vitruvius SICAV,  one of the first multimanagers, multisegment

2001

Acquisition of Eurofinleading Fiduciaria in Milan.

2003

Launch of Global Selection SGR in Milan and of the Global Managers Selection Fund.

2004

Collaboration with Levereged Capital Holdings of the Rothschild family begins.

2006

Establishment of Ceresio SIM in Milan.

2011

A classroom is dedicated to Antonio Foglia at Bocconi University.

2017

Opening of a new Milan office.

2017

2018

Start of Corporate Advisory activity in Milan.