The board of directors at Cometa, the national supplementary pension fund for the metal industry, worth more than €10bn in total assets, is seeking to hire fund managers for its ‘sicurezza’ and ’sicurezza 2015’ investment options, which are worth more than €1.4bn.

The investments are mainly in fixed income, following the JPM Italy 5–7 anni (95%) and DJ Eurostoxx 50 (5%) as benchmarks.

Cometa said the manager appointments are expected in April and participating managers can apply online.

The portfolio is oriented towards medium-term bonds, and include investment grade bonds as well as private debt in the OECD area.

The current external asset managers are UnipolSai Assicurazioni and Società Cattolica di Assicurazione.

Additionally, the scheme is also planning to hire an internal auditor.

It said the new role is in compliance with the IORP Directive. it added that interested candidates must communicate their interest in the position via e-mail ( by 18:00 on 21 January.

Cometa will then send full documentation, including an employment questionnaire, which must be completed and sent to the fund by midday 7 February.

Gomma Plastica seeks general manager

Fondo Gomma Plastica, the supplementary pension fund for workers in the rubber, electrical and related cables and plastics sector, which has assets worth more than €1.3bn, is seeking to hire a general manager.

Davide Alliori, the fund’s current general manager, did not return IPE’s requests to comment on his role and future at the scheme.

The fund has recently announced its employer and employee representatives for the next three-year mandate (2019-2022), along with its new administration committee.

Applications for the position of general manager must be sent by midday 24 January via email (

Intesa Sanpaolo scheme to recruit admin

The defined contribution pension fund of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group is planning to appoint an administrator.

Applications must be received only by post at the fund offices (Piazza degli Affari 3, 20123 Milan), by 16:00 7 February.

The call for tenders can be requested from the scheme by 6 February via email (