Raffaele Riva and the Success of the AUREA Multi-Family Group

David Humphrey
Authored by David Humphrey
Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:44am

Raffaele Riva is an international businessman with a history of successfully managing international financial transactions. Having worked in a variety of contexts with companies from all over the world, Riva is now the founder and co-owner of the AUREA Multi Family Office, an international financial management firm that serves wealthy clients in various countries by providing a variety of customized financial services.  

Through AUREA, along with its tributary companies in several countries, Raffaele Riva and his team of international financial experts manage wealth, assets, taxes, real estate, trusts, and investments for elite, high profile clients with properties and investments in various countries.  AUREA is a parent company to four firms in Switzerland, U.K., and Italy, all of which provide diverse, customized financial services to serve the needs of elite individual and corporate clients. 

Riva’s Vision and Experience 

With his background in wealth management, corporate financing and restructuring, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and international transactions, as well as his experience with getting startups off the ground and thriving, Riva brings an enormous wealth of experience to his position at AUREA. 

Between 1997 and 2008 Riva founded and launched several startups, having developed a keen understanding of international business logistics as a senior executive of a multinational conglomerate doing business in several countries around the world.  Riva also served as a board member for the company’s subsidiaries in Canada, Europe, Central and South America, and South Africa. From the start of his career working as an accounting and auditing specialist for a Big 4 corporation in Italy and the U.K., with operations in Milan and Manchester, Riva was groomed for a career in the area of international wealth management and investments.

Riva is a graduate of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, where he earned a degree in Economics and a certification as a National Public Accountant.  In 1997, Riva completed a post-graduate program in SSQUEA at the Canton Ticino Management Business School. He completed a second post-graduate program in SUPSI at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland the following year.  A dual citizen of Switzerland and Italy, Riva is fluent in English, French, and Italian.

Riva’s vision when he founded the AUREA Multifamily Office was to serve as both a facilitator and advisor to his clients consisting of high-net-worth investors and entrepreneurs, and to provide the best and most customized service possible to those clients. Riva and his team engage a network of international banks, asset managers, investors, fund managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, tax attorneys, international tax specialists and other specialists to develop and offer lucrative products, support client transactions and investments, and ensure successful outcomes for these activities. The AUREA team also provides asset and wealth management services for private individuals and corporations, and serves both alternative and traditional investors.

AUREA’s Elite Clientele

AUREA, with its group of subsidiary companies, provides personalized financial services such as asset and wealth management, financial planning, real estate trusts, private and corporate investment management, tax assistance, auditing and accounting services, and other customized financial services for an affluent, international clientele.

AUREA, which functions as a Multi-Family Office, follows a contemporary business model that has been developed recently in response to the demand for more personalized services to serve investors and clients in upper-income brackets whose lives and holdings span multiple locations.  A Multi-Family Office can offer a much more customized service than conventional firms that offer standard investment and asset management plans. Instead of developing generic products to sell to all investors, the a family office such as AUREA instead devises one-of-a-kind, personalized investment strategies that target each client’s unique interests, preferences, and goals.

Riva remains active as chairman of the board of directors for three of AUREA’s subsidiary companies, and vice-chairman of the fourth. This means he remains in close contact with his most important and elite clients, personally overseeing high-profile transactions and contracts.  Thanks to Riva’s meticulous attention to detail and logistics, the AUREA Family of businesses and its team of qualified international professionals have earned an impressive reputation for excellence in managing business transactions across national borders and protecting the interests of AUREA’s clients and investors at all times. 

Optimism at the Core of all Business Transactions

“Providing value in the lives of your clients has been always extremely important for my long-term business success,” states Raffaele Riva. “When you wake up each morning asking for more ways to better serve and satisfy your clients, you will dramatically boost your business. Always think in terms of serving, and even if your client was the one who was wrong, take the initiative to fix things and correct them immediately: it will provide value in their life.”

Fresh ideas, brilliant minds, ambitious entrepreneurs, current developments, and contemporary global trends catch his attention and inspire Riva. Always ready to welcome new opportunities that can lead to growth, Riva supports emerging companies both as an investor and as a mentor. 

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