Alessandro Tome

Director, C5

Having started his career in Geneva for a family wealth management firm, he did a spell at Drexel and Private Merchant Bank, Robert Fraser & Partners after which he worked for a family office originating and executing transactions in multiple sectors. With over 25 years in the financial services and banking industries, Alessandro spent 15 years, latterly as a Partner, with third-party alternative investment distribution and administration firm, Anchor Asset Management. More recently, Alessandro was a Senior Advisor for Canaccord Genuity across their three Divisions of M&A Advisory, Capital Markets and Wealth Management in the UK and Europe. He currently holds various Strategic Advisory roles including with InvestIndustrial, a leading pan-European PE firm that is the controlling shareholder of, amongst others, Aston Martin, PortAventura, Chicco (Artsana), Polynt, B&B Italia, Floss and Sergio Rossi. He is Chairman of Thalia, a leading provider of Hedge Fund solutions that is also part of the group. He also advises a large Italian family investment vehicle with particular emphasis on strategic PE investments and partnerships. He is also a Founding Partner in Wistla, a social discovery app being launched in the US in Q2 of 2017. Pitching pitfalls You will be given the chance to pitch to a seasoned investor and get live feedback
1. The team must work together
2.What’s obvious to you isn’t obvious to others
3.Be able to explain it to an alien or a child