Born in January 1963, Prof. Paolo Catalfamo started his early education in the High School at Istituto Salesiani Sant’Ambrogio of Milan. Professor Catalfamo holds a Master Degree in Economic and Social Sciences (DES) from Bocconi University in Milano, with a major in International Finance.
He has been the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the American University of Rome, Board Member of the Advisory Board of the Villanova School of Business in Philadelphia and Board Member of the Advisory Board of Bocconi University in Milan.
From 1991 to 2010 he has been teaching Economics of International Financial Intermediaries at Bocconi University, the University of Turin, the University of Miami and the Florida Atlantic University.
He’s currently adjunct Professor at Villanova School of Business, Villanova University.
He has published several pieces including “Marketing investment funds in Europe”(1997),
“The evolution of finance in the Emerging Markets”(1997), “The management of Pension
Funds in Italy”(1996),”The Italian Ship Financing”(1993), “The creation of an off-shore
financial center in an evolving market: Mauritius financial platform for Africa and the Indian
His articles are published on the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Il Sole 24 Ore, MF
Milano Finanza. He is a frequent guest of CNBC, Bloomberg Television, RAI and other
television and radio networks.
4. Business Career
In 1992 he was Founder and President of Cruise Finance in Miami, the leading arranger of
financing to the cruise industry.
From 1994 to 2000 he served as Founder, Deputy Chairman and CEO for Italy and Southern
Europe of Franklin Templeton, the world third largest independent asset management group.
In 2000, he founded Investar SGR and Invesclub SGR, two asset management companies
regulated by the Bank of Italy, which launch and manage mutual, private equity and hedge
He serves since September 2015 as Chairman of Global Capital plc, a financial conglomerate listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. He is also Chairman of Global Capital Life Insurance ltd, Chairman of Global Capital Health Insurance ltd and Chairman of Global Capital Financial Management ltd, all regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority.
He’s also a Board Member of Centtrip Ltd, a London based fintech company regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
He is a Board Member of the National Italian American Foundation in Washington D.C. since 2008 (the association which represents the 26 million Italian-Americans) and since 2011 Chairman of NIAF Italia.
In 2008 he advised the CNEL (the Italian Parliament think tank) on foreign investments
Between 1992 and 1995 he has been Chairman of the Italy- America Chamber of Commerce in Miami and Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.
He has been the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the American University of Rome, Board
Member of the Advisory Board of the Villanova School of Business in Philadelphia and Board
Member of the Advisory Board of Bocconi University in Milan.