Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Competence, Enterpreneurial Spirit, Track Record.

Massimiliano Saccone, CFA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Massimiliano has over 20 years’ experience at major financial institutions and consultancies. Before founding XTAL, he was a Managing Director at AIG Investments, most recently as Global Head of Multi-Alternatives Strategies and, prior to that, as Regional Head of business development for Southern Europe. Earlier, he was a Vice President and Head of the institutional Portfolio Management team at Deutsche Asset Management in Italy. He also served as a Member of the GIPS Alternative Strategies Working Group at the CFA Institute and is the author of the first guide of the Italian CFA Society on Alternative Investments.

Aureliano Gentilini
COO, Benchmarks and Analytics

Aureliano is an experienced benchmark professional, Financial Economist at Bank of Italy, former Global and European Head of Research at STOXX and Lipper and Head of Product Development & Research at LIMEYARD, with quantitative background, entrepreneurial experience and deep understanding of indices, products, processes and technology associated with the management of benchmark administrators.

Vittorio E. Terzi
Senior Advisor

Vittorio founded Terzi&Partners in 2014, after a successful career at McKinsey started in 1985 as a consultant to leading firms and financial institutions in Italy and Europa. Managing Director of Mediterranean Complex with offices in Milano, Roma, Verona, Atene, Istanbul, Cairo, Tel Aviv, in 2014 he became Senior Leader della Global Banking Practice. Past President dell’American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, he is currenly a Board Member of Value Italy SGR S.p.A., Money Farm SIM S.p.A., Banca Generali, Serenissima SGR, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Vittorio is also a Senior Advisor at Coller Capital and BC Partners.

Stefano Pellegrino
Senior Advisor

Stefano has over thirty years’ experience in the investment banking and wealth management industry. From 1995 to 2018, he has worked at Mediobanca. As Head of Direct Investments, Strategy & Business Development of Mediobanca SpA, he has led several M&A transaction for bank’s clients and Mediobanca’s balance sheet. From 2014 to 2018 he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Spafid Spa, Mediobanca’s Wealth Management & Corporate Services Hub for listed and unlisted companies. In that capacity, in 2016 he has acquired from the London Stock Exchange Group and managed the Data Market & Information Services of Borsa Italiana. In mid 2018 he joined Terzi&Partners.