Antonio Foglia graduated from Bocconi University with Prof. Luigi Einaudi, although the war will postpone the discussion of the thesis until 1919. The same year he began his activity on the Italian stock exchange.
Antonio Foglia (1891-1957) began his activity as a banker 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.
Antonio Foglia, in the center.
Creation of Banca Foglia in Milan. Offices in Via S. Prospero no. 5.
Antonio Foglia's first trips to the United States,
looking for investment opportunities.
Antonio Foglia is appointed Chairman of the Exchange Agents Committee of the Milan Stock Exchange.
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.
Establishment of Banca del Ceresio in Lugano (First Annual Report BdC).
Publication of first studies on listed companies.
Photo: La Rinascente.
First investments with internationally talented managers.
Giambattista Foglia becomes a stockbroker.
George Soros' Quantum Fund is founded. Alberto Foglia will be a director and subsequently Chairman of the fund.
Collaboration with Haussmann Holding NV begins and the development of multi-manager funds initiates.
Founding of the Tiger Selection fund, one of the first Asian long - short multi-managers.
Acquisition of Belgrave Capital Management in London and the creation of the Vitruvius SICAV, one of the first multimanagers, multisegment
Acquisition of Eurofinleading Fiduciaria in Milan.
Launch of Global Selection SGR in Milan and of the Global Managers Selection Fund, introducing alternative equity investment to the italian market.
Collaboration with Levereged Capital Holdings of the Rothschild family begins.
Establishment of Ceresio SIM in Milan.
A classroom is dedicated to Antonio Foglia at Bocconi University.
Move to a new Milan office.
Start of Corporate Advisory activity in Milan.
The Group Banca del Ceresio becomes Ceresio Investors.
The name Ceresio Investors emphasises the strong identity of the group, capable of providing independent advice and listening to the ideas of its clients: a true investors' club in a financial world that is becoming depersonalised.
Banca del Ceresio relocates to the historic Palazzo della Posta in Lugano.
The Ceresio Investors group continues to operate forward-looking, preserving the principles and values that have guided its history.