Federico Buccellati has 30 years’ experience in Investment Banking and M&A with major international institutions: SG Warburg & Co, Schroders, Citi, Dresdner Kleinwort, HSBC. Specialisation in Financial Institutions M&A since the late 80’s.

At Citi Federico headed Investment Banking and FIG Team in Italy. Experience in insurance includes major remunerated roles in transactions for: Aegon, Allianz, Assitalia, Banca di Roma, Aviva, BNL, INA, MMA, Uniorias, Unipol, Republic of Italy.

Significant wealth of transaction experience: M&A, disposals, financial and business restructuring, IPO, voluntary public tender, defence from hostile takeover, bank assurance partnerships.



Economist by background, Dietrich has been involved in the financial services industry for almost 30 years, with wide-ranging experience in investment and commercial banking as well as asset and wealth management business. This has included assignments in Japan, Taiwan, the UK, Germany and South Africa.

Dietrich headed Dresdner Kleinwort’s activities since 2002 in Southern and Eastern Africa focusing on Debt Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and Asset Management.

Following an assignment as a financial consultant in Zimbabwe for the World Bank, Dietrich was until 2011 an Executive Director in the wealth management business of UBS in South Africa.



Michael has 35 years of experience in Investment Banking & Capital Markets. He started his career with Citibank in New York. Following he worked for Merril Lynch in London & Frankfurt. He was MD of Capital Markets of Metzler Bank, Managing Director of Nomura’s Corporate & Investment Banking activities in German-speaking countries and established Instinet ( A Reuters Company) in Germany, Switzerland & Austria.

He has extensive experience in capital markets, structured finance and was involved in the largest IPO’s in Germany (Deutsche Telekom AG, Lufthansa).