Wealth Management and Private Banking are progressively becoming more prominent businesses within the Mediobanca group. The creation of the Wealth Management division, which was the centrepiece of the 2016-2019 business plan, has enabled us to rapidly emerge as a distinctive and innovative player in Italy. Services for affluent customers, private banking and asset management are highly specialized businesses that complement and create synergies with our merchant bank activity. They will be vital drivers for our future growth.
Over the next few years, we plan to continue developing our business in the Italian wealth management market. Its growth will be dictated by the positive secular macroeconomic trend and the positive performance of Italian families’ wealth. We will strengthen our position, revenue and profitability through substantial investments in distribution and technology to build upon our impeccable reputation, founded on quality, innovation and the value of our offerings.
We provide exclusive services to HNWI and UHNWI customers in collaboration with our Investment Banking division. We serve affluent customers with CheBanca!, our digital bank specialized in wealth management. In addition, we have acquired specialized asset management boutiques in order to offer distinctive, world class niche products.