The more insatiably curious Raffaele Riva becomes, the greater his success

Raffaele Riva is an international businessman known for his expertise in financial products and services, and he serves as founder and head of the AUREA Multi Family Office and its subsidiary companies. These include Milano Fiduciaria, Aurea Gestioni Patrimonialia SA, Aurea Consulenti Associati SA and BGB AUREA Ltd., located in the U.K., Italy and Switzerland.

Riva gained his expertise between 1997 and 2008, when he founded and launched several start-ups in asset management, trusts, estate and wealth planning, real estate and international transactions and investments.

An “irrepressible optimist,” the “insatiably curious” Riva advises those around him to “think positive and to be kept up to date. Be curious to learn in any circumstance. Read a lot and everything; watch and listen to any topic of interest.”

Above all, Raffaele Riva stresses the importance of taking action and following through on one’s vision. “Everyone has his or her business idea and his or her own roadblock,” he notes. “Take the first vital step and just do it!”

While Riva always remains open to investing in new ventures and new products, he is also inflexible about remaining faithful to his values and priorities and is strongly against putting other people’s priorities ahead of one’s own.

Riva stresses the importance of living a well-rounded life, enhanced by several personal interests, and of pursuing happiness. This, he says, is in keeping with his belief that one is rich when he is not scared of becoming poor.

A wine connoisseur who is also passionate about the arts and culture, he owns several pieces of contemporary art and is a benefactor member in the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. A citizen of Switzerland and Italy, he fluently speaks Italian, French and English. He is happily married and enjoys skiing, auto racing, scuba diving and boating.