idea mensch conducted this month a Q&A with Raffaele Riva. Riva is the Founder of AUREA Multi Family Office, and the interview story dives into Riva’s background, strategies and successes. The article also features some interesting tidbits about his life outside of the business world.
Before starting AUREA, Raffaele Riva worked for eleven years, as a managing partner for several advisory companies. He had many specialties. Among them were corporate financing and restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. He also excelled in cross-border transactions, estate planning and wealth management.
Raffaele Riva earned his education from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He graduated from the Milan, Italy university with honors in 1987. Riva obtained a degree in Economics. Two years later he would become a Qualified Accountant, also receiving this education from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Canton Ticino Management Business School would be his next place of study. Here he would complete in 1997 a post graduate program in SSQUEA. After this program, Riva would again complete another post graduate program. This times his studies were in SUPSI at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
The 57 year old has dual Italian and Swiss citizenship. He speaks English, French and Italian. When not working, Raffaele Riva enjoys collecting contemporary and modern art. He is also somewhat of a wine connoisseur. Riva is a fan of the orchestra, and he also enjoys car collecting, diving, show-jumping, skiing and racing. He is a member of the London Reform Club and the Monaco Yacht Club.
Riva attributes much of his success to having a positive attitude and making sure that he provides value to his client’s lives. His can do outlook on life is reflected in his work ethic and the numerous successes that have come from his work.