100 years of history

Ceresio Investors:
a century of banking history

1915
1919
1922
1932
1945
1958
1960
1962
1966
1969
1984
1987
1994
1998
2001
2003
2004
2006
2011
2017
2018
2019
2020
2023

1915

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.

1915

1919

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.

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.

1932-1936

1945

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

1945

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 money managers.

1966

Alberto and Giambattista Foglia develop, together with Isidoro Albertini, the family’s stockbroker firm that was one of Italy’s most prominent and international.

1969

George Soros starts his Quantum Fund. Alberto Foglia, one of the initial investors, would later become its Chairman for over 30 years.

1984

Beginning of the  cooperation with Haussmann Holdings NV and development of multi-manager funds.

1987

Creation of the first multi-manager hedge fund dedicated to European managers (LynxSelection, then European Selection Holdings).

1994

Founding 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

1998-1999

2001

Acquisition of Eurofinleading Fiduciaria in Milan.

2003

Launch of Global Manager Selection Fund which soon became among the biggest and best performing Italian multi-manager hedge funds.

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

Move to a new Milan office.

2017

2018

Start of Corporate Advisory activity in Milan.

2019

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.

2019

2020

Banca del Ceresio relocates to the historic Palazzo della Posta in Lugano.

2020

2023

The Ceresio Investors group continues to operate forward-looking, preserving the principles and values that have guided its history.