Over the course of time, we have observed several investors making their mark within the industry based on their extensive career and knowledge. Raffaele Riva is one such name who has been able to well establish him in the world’s top financial hubs; London and New York. As a British national, Raffaele has various degrees to his credit including an MBA from the prestigious Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Riva credits his education greatly for all that he has achieved so far. In the last decade, Raffaele’s work was extensive and indeed a testament to his experience; he worked in various capacities including funding startups, financing novice incubations and of course carrying out various successful investment.
An insight into Raffaele’s life dictated to us that one of the major keys to success is to start your day early and get done with work as it comes your way. He also emphasizes greatly on the need for physical exercise. Raffaele is well aware of the need to take time out for one’s self and maintain a work-life balance for both physical and mental health. Daily meditation is one of Riva’s essentials. He also believes that he is a meticulous planner that has helped him stay on schedule and prevent procrastinating and lying off of work. He credits his team for assisting him in sticking to his schedule and avoiding delays. Raffaele is not in the business for money, instead, he enjoys helping businesses is garnering resources and helping their dreams turn into reality. With his nature of work, there are bound to be obstacles but finding that sweet spot is essential.
Despite all this success, there are certain things that Raffaele would have told his younger self; he says he has been in this fast track lifestyle for 15 years so taking things slow wouldn’t be much big of a deal.