Milan, 20 December 2023 – Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the fund management industry, today announces it has been selected by Banca Aletti, private bank and investment center of Banco BPM Group, to facilitate its clients' access to alternative funds. This is in line with keeping with the private banking industry's increasing focus on private markets.
In particular, Banca Aletti will adopt the technology provided by Allfunds Alternative Solutions (AAS) to facilitate the distribution of closed-end, semi-liquid and ELTIF funds. Through Allfunds' technology, in fact, the operational aspects of investing in private assets are simplified, and access to alternative funds is made as quick and immediate as access to conventional funds.
Stefano Catanzaro, Country Head Italy of Allfunds said, "Being selected by Banca Aletti is a further confirmation of our positioning in the Italian market. We are among the leaders in mutual fund distribution and now we aim to consolidate our position also in private markets. Our goal is to break down the barriers to investing in private markets funds through technological and process developments that simplify distribution by private banks and wealth managers."
Alessandro Varaldo, CEO of Banca Aletti, adds “Extra returns, greater diversification, more efficient portfolios consistent with the current market environment. These are the plus of an allocation in private markets that must, however, also take into account the illiquidity of solutions, the high complexity of analysis and the lower transparency compared to the world of listed investments. This scenario explains why Banca Aletti has chosen a selective approach in making instruments that invest in private markets available to its clients. Only a small number of solutions characterized by speed in the deployment and return of capital, excellence in the track record of the investment team, leadership of the selected partner on the asset class being invested in, high commission competitiveness and, finally, efficiency from an operational and administrative point of view. On this last point, which is far from being of secondary importance, Banca Aletti has identified Allfunds as a strategic partner.”