All the CIP management team are experienced professionals with noteworthy track records and extensive know-how in specialized areas of investment. The background of each individual member has been matured and enhanced thanks to a close working collaboration of over the years.

CARLO SGARBI, Managing Partner

Mr Sgarbi is a well-known investment banking professional who has been operative in global markets for over 20 years. After ‘filling’ many major positions within the Global Market , he landed the prestigious role as responsible for market activities (equity, fixed income, risk arbitrage) for Banca IMI in 1999, the investment bank of the Intesa Group where he was responsible for managing approximately 300 professionals specialized in different areas of risk. From 2007 to 2013 he was responsible for managing all investment activities within the primary Swiss family office. Since September 2013 he has been managing partner and founder of CIP.

MARCO FUMAGALLI, Managing Partner

Marco has a significant transaction track-record as a Global Partner at the PE house 3i Group, with significant results in the management of investments in both private (eg, Giochi Preziosi, Coelsanus Preserves, Vis Pharmaceuticals, Newron) and listed companies (Biosearch Italy, Datamat Novuspharma). The €200m investments generated a 2.6x return of capital. From 2010 to 2013 he was responsible for managing the private equity activities within the primary Swiss family office. Marco is founder Managing Partner in CIP


Fund Manager with a focus on proprietary trading and market making in government bonds at some of the major Italian banks (BCI, Banca Akros, Banca IMI), covering high-profile positions and generating substantial returns. At Banca IMI Domeenico was responsible for market making for credits, IRS yields and high notes. In 2008 he was appointed in the management team at a major Swiss family office. Domenico is actually fund manager in CIP, in charge of the liquidity strategies.

MARCELLO NESTA, Investment Manager

Marcello began his career at SAI Investimenti SGR, Real Estate investment manager of the Italian insurer UnipolSai. In 2011 he joined a financial advisory firm in Switzerland, where he advised small and middle enterprises in raising debt and equity capital as well as valuated alternative investments. Marcello combines corporate finance skills with experience in alternative markets. Investment Manager at CIP since 2017, he dedicates to the Private Equity and Real Estate activities.


Investment Manager at CIP, Alexander began his career in 2007 as Analyst at Deutsche Bank Kiev and later as Associate at Deutsche Bank Moscow, focusing on commodities and FX products sales, and became main regional specialist in CIS region for Environmental Financial Products. In 2011 Alexander joined the Russian based Coal Company Zarechnaya LLC and co-led the creation and operation of CCZ Trade SA, Lugano based trading company of Zarechnaya Group, in the role of CFO. In January 2016 Alexander joined CIP as Investment Manager, responsible for Private Equity and Real Estate activities.

VALERIA GIRALDIN, Administration and Office Manager

Valeria has developed his career starting in 90’s in the accounting/administration departments of diverse multinational companies, in Italy and Switzerland. From 2003 to 2013 she was in charge of the administration activities for a major Swiss family office. Since October 2013 Valeria is in charge of the accounting and administration activities in CIP.