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Company Overview of Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A.

Company Overview

Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. is a privately owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to institutional and individual investors. It launches equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. It was founded in 1928 and is based in Milano, Italy. Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. operates as a subsidiary of UniCredit S.p.A.

Galleria San Carlo 6

Milano, MI 02109


Founded in 1928


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Key Executives for Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 50
Group Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Head of Institutional Investment
Global Head of Institutional Sales and Global Head of of Institutional Business for the International Division
Head of Research and Due Diligence
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. Key Developments

Pioneer Investments Announces Executive Changes

UniCredit announced that Sandro Pierri will step down as CEO at its asset management arm Pioneer Investments at the end of January 2015. Giordano Lombardo, currently deputy CEO and group chief investment officer, will ensure continuity at Pioneer Investments.

Santander Confirms Plans For Asset Management And Pioneer Merger

Banco Santander, S.A. (CATS:SAN) confirmed that the company is planning a potential merger of Santander’s Asset Management with Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. Federico Ghizzoni, Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit S.p.A. (BIT:UCG) told reporters on September 23, 2014 that the proposal was to combine Santander Asset Management with UniCredit's Pioneer unit, with each bank owning about a third of the new company. "At this time no agreement has been reached as to the potential structure or the terms of that possible transaction. Santander will inform the market if and when it reaches an agreement in the future to implement such a transaction," UniCredit said in a statement to the Spanish market regulator.

Santander Close To Acquire Stake In Pioneer

Banco Santander, S.A. (CATS:SAN) is the frontrunner to buy stake up to 50% in Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A., sources close to the matter told Reuters. UniCredit S.p.A.(BIT:UCG) is scheduled to hold a board meeting but it is not clear if an announcement will be made, the sources said. "They were the last one to enter the auction and now they're very hot on this deal. Their plan is to merge their existing asset management operations with Pioneer's," one of the sources said. UniCredit had considered the sale of Pioneer in 2011 but dropped the idea after failing to conclude a tie up with Eurizon.

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