Italian writer and renowned business entrepreneur Guido Maria Brera was born in Rome, Italy, on August 27, 1969. In addition to being a minority member and co-founder of the Kairos group, he holds the role of Chief Investment Officer for asset management at Kairos Partners SGR S.p.A.
Born into a Roman family, Brera grew up in the San Saba neighborhood, where his father worked as a bank employee and his mother was a homemaker. He graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” before relocating first to Milan in 1994 and later to London.
In 1994, he embarked on his professional journey within the Fineco Group, taking on the role of manager for the Cisalpino Bilanciato and Cisalpino Indice funds. He later became the head of proprietary trading at Giubergia Warburg.
A dedicated scholar and admirer of Federico Caffè’s economic theories, Brera co-founded and became an administrator of the Kairos group in 1999, operating in the private banking and asset management sectors.
In 2014, Brera published “I diavoli,” his first autobiographically tinged novel. The book follows the story of Italian financier Massimo Ruggero, living in London for 20 years, professionally nurtured by the ruthless businessman Dominic Morgan. In 2020, Sky Italia and Lux Vide produced a TV series of the same name, featuring Patrick Dempsey and Alessandro Borghi.
Brera even made a brief cameo in the fifth episode of the first season. The series was renewed for a second season in 2021, delving into the theme of Brexit.
In 2015, he was among the promoters, alongside Elisabetta Sgarbi and Umberto Eco, of the foundation of the publishing house La nave di Teseo.
Collaborating with Edoardo Nesi in 2017, Brera co-authored the book “Tutto è in frantumi e danza,” published by La nave di Teseo. The book revisits major events related to the advent of globalization, including the 2008 financial crisis, the subsequent Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, the Brexit referendum, and the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
Brera’s third novel, “Candido,” was released in 2021, co-written with the collective “I Diavoli,” founded by Brera himself. The book portrays the precarious reality of riders engaged in-home delivery services.
In April 2022, he published his fourth novel, “Dimmi cosa vedi tu da lì. Un romanzo keynesiano,” marking his debut with Solferino, an imprint of Corriere della Sera. Simultaneously, the second season of “Diavoli” was released on Sky Atlantic.
Who is Guido Maria Brera’s First Wife?
Caterina Balivo is the first wife of Guida Maria Brera. Caterina is a television presenter and they have been married since 2014. They share two children, Guido Alberto and Cora.