Amid the dense world of wealth and estate planning, Raffaele Riva is at home

Raffaele Riva is founder, co-owner and a partner of Aurea Multi Family Office, a series of firms specializing in wealth and estate planning, asset management, real estate, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the United Kingdom, Italy and Switzerland. He is a portfolio, asset and investment manager for establishments and for private parties, with his organizations offering both traditional and alternative investments. Notably, he serves as a Swiss asset management company vice chairman.

Raffaele Riva, who holds both Swiss and Italian citizenship, graduated with honors from Milan’s Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in 1987, taking a degree in economics. In 1989, he was awarded a graduate degree in accounting from the same school.

He began his career in 1988 as an accounting audit department assistant at a major firm in Manchester, United Kingdom, leaving in 1992. He then was named a global conglomerate manager, serving on several boards and becoming a senior executive across Africa, Europe and North and South America and traveling extensively to coordinate branch and subsidiary operations.

In the late 1990s, he became founder, manager and co-owner of several advisory companies, delving into corporate finance, international tax and legal issues, wealth planning, estate planning and corporate restructure. He served in those capacities until 2008.

Aurea and Raffaele Riva have served their high-profile clients as a facilitation company and as an advisory organization. They work with a network of major mutual funds, big banks, high-profile professionals, asset managers, fund managers and insurance companies around the world.

Raffaele Riva, who speaks French, Italian and English, is a collector of modern and contemporary art and financial partner of an art gallery in Milan. He is also a wine expert and a member of the Monaco Yacht Club, and as a diving instructor, he has dived in seas worldwide.