FMA is a family private fund managed by Francesco Micheli and Carlo Micheli, previous founders of Fastweb (FWB.MI) leading italian broadband provider (public company) now part of the Swisscom Group.
Top investment by FMA includes Genextra (biotech), Bravofly (volagratis), Giocodigitale (then sold BWIN), CityNews and musiXmatch
Francesco Micheli has served as chairman of the board since Genextra’s inception in 2003. Previously, a key player in the financial sector (Gruppo Montedison, IMI, Morgan Greenfeld, IWG-Sviluppo), he participated to the setting-up and launch of successful businesses such as e.Biscom-Fastweb in 2000.
Francesco is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies including Allianz and Futurimpresa SGR as well as philanthropic institutes such as Fondazione Teatro alla Scala, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, MilanoMusica, Fondazione Amici della Scala, Fondazione Teatro Parenti, Vidas, Fondazione per le Neuroscienze, Fondazione Basso, Fondazione Mazzotta. Through the Musical Foundation of Umberto Micheli, together with Maurizio Pollini, Francesco launched Milan’s world renowned International Piano Competition Umberto Micheli. He is also President of the Association for the International Milan Music Festival â€œMITOâ€ and member of the organizing committee for Expo2015.