How Raffaele Riva Built a Business Empire


Raffaele Riva is an extremely successful businessman and is the founder of the Aurea Multi-Family Office. Mr. Riva created this company in the year 2008. Aurea Multi-Family Office is a business that acts as a parent company for a number of other companies, such as Aurea Consulenti Associati SA, BGB AUREA Ltd., Aurea Gestioni Patrimonialia SA, and Milano Fiduciaria.

These companies provide a variety of financial services for customers including: accounting, asset management, investment planning, wealth management, and auditing. These work that these companies do is a reflection of Raffaele’s skill set and interests. Mr. Riva has spent most of his career working on estate and wealth planning, real estate, trust investments, international business, asset management, etc.

Mr. Riva is not only highly-skilled in these business areas, but he is also very passionate about them. In fact, he founded a number of companies in these niches before he founded Aurea Multi-Family Office. Between 1997 Raffaele launched several different startups in the financial services industry and international business industries. In addition to founding them, he also stayed on at these companies and was critical to their operation for many years.

However, even though Mr. Riva gained an incredible amount of experience during this 11-year period of his life, the period before this also provided him with highly valuable financial services and international business experience. In the early 1990s, Raffaele ran a multi-national corporation and its affiliates in South Africa, Canada, Western Europe, and South and Central America.

In addition to running this corporation and its affiliates, Raffaele also worked for a “Big 4” auditing and accounting firm in Italy and the UK. Raffaele’s extensive work history and experience have made him one of the leading experts in the world in his field.

Although Mr. Riva has had an excellent and exciting career to date, his education was instrumental to his success. Raffaele studied at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where he received a degree in Economics with a focus on accounting, corporate financing, tax law, and mergers and acquisitions. With this degree, Raffaele was able to work as a Public Accountant in Italy.  Raffaele also earned two masters degrees, one in SUPSI at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland and one in SSQUEA at the Canton Ticino Management Business School. These degrees adequately prepared Raffaele for his career.

Throughout his career, Raffaele has become a member of a number of different professional organizations including, the Italian Association of Anti-Money Laundering Officers, Associazione Il Trust in Italia, the Register of Legal Auditors in Rome, and Register of Chartered Accountants in Milano.

Mr. Riva is trilingual and is a fluent speaker of Italian, French, and English. He was born in the year 1962, and he has both Swiss and Italian citizenships. In addition to being extremely passionate about his businesses, he also loves art and wine. He is a collector of fine art, and he is also a wine connoisseur. Further, he is very passionate about classic cars, driving, racing, skiing and show-jumping.

Mr. Riva’s business acumen and strong work ethic have enabled him to live a luxurious lifestyle. When it comes to business, his philosophy is to always strive to think about how he is adding value to his clients’ lives. He believes that waking up every single morning, thinking about how to make his clients’ lives better is the key to his success. He also believes that staying away from negative people is key because negative people cast too much doubt over everything and stifle progress with their negative views.

Mr. Riva is also a big believer in staying well-informed. He is an avid reader and does his best to keep up to date on all new trends, breakthroughs, and newsworthy events. He uses information from his research combined with following his passion and curiosity to find excellent investment and business opportunities.

However, even though Raffaele Riva believes that staying well-informed and following his passions are instrumental to his business success, he still works 12-13-hour days regularly. Working hard is a part of his nature and it is another reason why he has been so successful.

Another thing that separates Raffaele from many other entrepreneurs is his ability to continue to believe in himself and to push forward with a positive attitude even when others doubt him or where others may give up due to a fear of failure. When Mr. Riva gives advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, he frequently advises people to do what they like and to do what makes them feel better. He believes in going with your heart and with your gut and having the courage to see projects through even when they are difficult.

This mindset has worked extremely well for him, and there is a good chance it can work for entrepreneurs who follow his advice.



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