Isabella Pedrazzini started her career in finance in 1986 and has worked for 26 years at private bank Lombard Odier in Geneva. As an Executive Vice President, she assumed several positions in portfolio management and was in charge of a significant private clientele. In 2013, together with Gabriel Gumener, she founded Dalia Capital, which became DECALIA Asset Management in 2014.
Isabella Pedrazzini gained a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and a postgraduate diploma in Public Administration from Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique, Lausanne.
Francesco Marini Clarelli obtained a BA with honors in 1980 majoring in Economics at the University of California in Santa Barbara, and developed his career in the alternative asset management field, where he sports a 35 years’ experience.
In 2008, he founded and led Astor Investment Advisors SIM, predecessor to DECALIA Asset Management SIM, a multi-thematic, multi-asset class concern dedicated to manage alternative funds for private and institutional clients.
Rodolfo De Benedetti has worked for Lombard Odier and Shearson Lehman Brothers in the United States. Furthermore, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and majority co-shareholder of the Italian group CIR, of which he was the CEO for 18 years. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School’s European Advisory Board and member of the European Round Table of Industrialists.
He holds a Master’s degree in Political Economy and a master’s degree in Law from the University of Geneva.
Gianmarco Maffioli is a chartered accountant. Within the context of financial intermediaries, he provides advice on regulatory issues regarding governance risk and compliance, in addition to management accounting (IAS/IFRS), supervision (Basel 2) and organizational (start-up phase for new vehicles). Since 2007, he works at Gentili& Partners e TMF Compliance, of which he is Managing Director. Prior to that, as senior manager of KPMG, he built a ten-year experience in the audit of leading national and international banking entities.
He holds some positions in financial intermediaries and has published a number of articles in specialized journals. He holds a degree in Economics from “Luigi Bocconi” University of Milan.
Jody Vender has over 40 years of experience in alternative investment. In 2008, he co-founded Astor SIM, which was acquired by DECALIA Asset Management in 2016. Prior to that, Jody Vender founded and managed Sopaf in 1978, a company active in private equity, financial intermediation, real estate intermediation and trading, before selling the company in 2005.
Jody Vender holds a BA degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, where he has also been a Finance Professor from 1977 to 2004. He sat on the Board of AIFI (Italian Venture Capital Association) and of several companies, such as Rinaldo Piaggio, Buitoni, Zanussi, Mondadori and Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura. He is currently a Board Member of Humanitas, Coeclerici, Prelios, Assiteca, Guber and Jove Invest.
Nicoló Miscioscia is a chartered accountant (ACCA) and holds a Bsc with honours in Management from Cass Business School in London. He began his career as an auditor in the financial sector, spending 4 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Geneva and Luxembourg. He then co-founded U-Start Club in Lugano, a venture capital platform targeting family offices and private investors, as well as an e-commerce platform based in Torino. At DECALIA, he takes part in the development of new products, with a special focus on illiquid strategies.