Raffaele Riva is the founder of the AUREA Multi Family Office where he is a co-owner and partner. Under the umbrella company, Raffaele Riva has created several businesses including BGB AUREA Ltd., Aurea Gestioni Patrimonialia SA, Milano Fiduciaria and Aurea Consulenti Associati SA. He serves as a chairman in some of the companies. Mr. Riva specializes in wealth management, trust and real estate, asset and wealth management, and related issues.
Before kick-starting his career in wealth and estate management, Raffaele Riva graduated from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan in 1987. He took a degree in economics and specialized in tax and banking law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, accounting among other related matters. Two years later, Mr. Riva earned a Dottore Commercialist degree and became a Qualified Accountant. He followed up his degrees with a post-graduate program in SSQUEA in 1997 at the Canton Ticino Management Business School. He finally completed his post-graduate program in 1998 in SUPSI at University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.
Mr. Riva interacted with multinational conglomerates early in his career, and between 1992 and 1996, he served as a Senior Executive. He oversaw operations for the firm’s subsidiaries throughout Canada, South and Central America, South Africa, and Western Europe. Riva also worked for a ‘Big 4’ firm in Manchester and Milan between 1988 and 1992. During his time there, he served in auditing and accounting as an Assistant Supervisor and Assistant Manager.
Riva founded and managed several companies between the years 1997 and 2008. He also served as an adviser in matters of mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and restructuring, estate planning and wealth management and international activities. Raffaele Riva maintains a professional affiliation with the Register of Chartered Accountants in Milan, the Register of Legal Auditors in Rome, the Italian Association of Anti-Money Laundering Officers among others.