Your innovative gateway to the Italian financial community

Specialized consultancy firm focussing on innovative, sustainable and profitable business development and institutional investor introduction into and out of Italy.

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Where tradition meets disruption: indirect and direct investments

Whether you are expecting digital disruption in the way asset managers and investment banks deal with their clients or weather you believe in good old personal relationship centred deal making, we are good at both. Benefit from combined proven track record of:

25+ years in matching institutional investors with investment opportunities throughout all major asset classes, traditional and alternative, indirect and direct investments, into and out of Italy.

4 years in developing digital platform models (from conception to design, intelligent market tests and appropriate communication strategies) which facilitate interaction with institutional investors and enhance traditional business development.

Silke Blume, Founder and CEO

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Silke is an Alternative Investment professional (MBA, CAIA) with 20+ years of international track record in matching institutional investors with investment opportunities throughout all major asset classes. (stocks and bonds, absolute return, private equity, real estate, real assets)


She has been living and working alternately in Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, Lugano, London and Hamburg, focusing on international business development into or out of Italy, where she counts on extensive local market knowledge and on a strong consolidated network within the italian investment community.


Silke is also an intuitive innovator. During her executive MBA studies she deeply researched digital business models, wrote her MBA Thesis (2017) on multi-sided platforms as instruments to reduce market failure and market coordination problems in the real asset direct investment space and developed a white label digital real asset e-marketplace.


Her deep understanding of institutional investors needs and concerns and her strong ability to identify trends and opportunities led her to found ICA In Crowd, a Hamburg and Milan based specialized consultancy firm where she combines traditional business development services with digital platforms and communication strategies.


ICA In Crowd supports

International asset managers and financial service companies entering the Italian market

In order to be successful in the Italian investment sector, which has its own strong investment talents, international managers and financial service providers have to be outstanding from the crowd. ICA is dedicated to work with outstanding assets managers, investment talents, risk managers and experts in their specific fields and asset classes and help them to get a foothold in Italy.

Italian asset managers, banks and financial service companies going abroad

ICA In Crowd also supports Italian asset managers and investment banks getting in touch with international institutional investors for direct investments in Italian real estate, renewable energy, loan portfolios, distressed debt etc. ICA also offers a white label real asset E- marketplace solution which can be tailored to asset managers and investment banks needs and enhance their traditional business development, for more detail please check next section (www.incrowdassets.com)

Our consultancy services

Digital transformation

Supporting asset managers and investment banks in the digitization of their traditional business models. Development of Multi Sided Platforms in the real asset and private market investment space.

Business development

Business development and capital raising support for international asset managers and financial service companies entering the Italian market and for Italian asset managers and investment banks going abroad.

Communication strategies

Development of Multi Sided Platforms which facilitate interaction with investors and enhance traditional business development and appropriate online communication strategies as in InCrowd Arts for art and cultural projects.

Our projects

Project incrowdassets.com

incrowdassets.com

White Label Real Asset and Direct Investment E-marketplace solutions for Real Assets and Direct Investments into the Italian Real Economy.

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Project incrowdarts.com

incrowdarts.com

Multi Sided Platfrom which facilitates interaction between Chinese and Italian artists, museums, investors and cultural institutions.

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Our philosophy for digital transformation

Business management and organisational research is increasingly concerned about how companies have to be run, in order to simultaneously push forward innovation (exploration) and optimize the already existing (exploitation). We are pursuing the proposed approach of Ambidexterity, bilateral steering: In this sense, we help our customers to drive innovation without having to withdraw resources from the old business model and eventually "cannibalize" it too early.

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Let´s start building innovative, sustainable and profitable business relationships in Italy together. Enhancing what works and improving what can be done better.