DCALTA is committed to education on global defined contribution retirement schemes and trends affecting industry stakeholders. As part of our mission, we seek to gather news and perspectives from other regions to foster dialogue on investments, cost/performance benchmarking, product innovation, governance and transparency initiatives.  Our EMEA Ambassadors help support and drive these key educational initiatives.



Massimiliano Saccone, CFA

DCALTA EMEA Ambassador

Massimiliano is the Founder and CEO of XTAL Strategies, an innovative private market indices and derivatives platform. He has developed a patented methodology for analyzing, indexing and hedging private fund performance and combines it with prior pioneering experience in the field of the retailization of alternatives at AIG Investments (now Pinebridge), where he most recently was a Managing Director and Global Head of Multi-Alternatives Strategies. Prior to that, Massi was Head of Institutional Portfolio Management at Deutsche Asset Management Italy (now DWS). He is a CFA Charterholder and a Qualified Accountant and Auditor in Italy, has a Master in International Finance from the Collegio Borromeo and the University of Pavia and a Degree cum Laude in Economics from the University La Sapienza of Rome. He is also a Lieutenant of the Reserve of the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian financial law enforcement agency.

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Victoria Rock

DCALTA EMEA Ambassador


Victoria Rock is Head of Alternatives Product for Legg Mason.   She is responsible for Legg Mason’s Alternative products and structures including the U.S. closed end funds. Ms. Rock has worked as a consultant to Legg Mason since 2014 delivering a number of strategic projects including the launch of an Alternative fund as well developing an enhanced Institutional coverage model for the firm. She has been involved in the integration of new affiliates including Clarion Partners and RARE Infrastructure which the firm has acquired in the past 12 months. 


Prior to Legg Mason Ms Rock consulted to Coutts and Co, the UK Private Bank. She was hired by the COO to help set up a new product unit Strategic Solutions within Coutts Products & Services organisation. She successfully launched a commercial real estate advisory and a corporate finance service for Coutts’ clients.


Ms Rock spent more than 20 years at Citigroup where she was a Managing Director at the Citi Private Bank, heading up the Global Alternative Product Group. She oversaw a platform of $40 billion in assets across a range of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity and real estate. As part of her role she sat on the Fund Boards as the Citigroup representative alongside the independent directors.


Miss Rock was educated at Manchester College Oxford where she studied history.