We are inspired by Amadeo P. Giannini, the founder of Bank of Italy and Transamerica Corporation, whose legacy built today's Bank of America.
A. P. Giannini was a progressive banker in the early 1900s who first offered banking services to middle-class Americans and immigrants. He built the first financial institution for the underserved communities.
As an investor, Giannini had an eye for opportunities that many others overlooked. He funded Walt Disney's Snow White, the first U.S. full-length, animated motion picture that made today's The Walt Disney Company. He also invested in William Hewlett and David Packard to form today's Hewlett-Packard.
By borrowing the pioneer's first name we seek to build an investment firm progressing underserved communities and opportunities.