Antonio Confalonieri. Studioso, banchiere, gentiluomo

Francesco Cesarini, Andrea Maria Locatelli, Francesca Pino

Rome, Bancaria Editrice, 2017

The proceedings of the conference held on 17 March 2015 at Milan’s Cattolica University, marking twenty years since the death of Antonio Confalonieri (1922-1995), in association with the Historical Archives.

Antonio Confalonieri, who graduated in Business and Economics from Milan’s Bocconi University in 1946, worked in Edison’s economic Research Department for several years. At this time, he also worked with Pasquale Saraceno, Professor of Banking and Finance at Cattolica University, and began his long, fruitful studies of topics such as industrial credit, public sector funding, credit control and various aspects of economics and banking. He taught Banking at Cattolica University and helped develop the Faculty of Business and Economics, becoming its principal in the 1970s. He joined the board of leading credit, financial and insurance institutions, going on to serve as chairman of Cariplo between 1981 and 1987.

Confalonieri dedicated a significant part of his studies to the Italian banking system, focusing mainly on the universal banks’ relations with large-scale industry.