SEC & Partners

Corporate and financial communication in Rome

This is the challenge taken on board by the new SEC and Partners: to give the historical presence of SEC on the market in Rome a strong reputation for consultancy in corporate and financial communication, by incorporating the spin-off formed by the communication branch of the company PMS, one of the leading companies in that sector. SEC and Partners is therefore a new company with a different structure, featuring a larger number of professionals and a market position that is already consolidated thanks to the skills and history that have contributed to its existence.

A new milestone in the development of the SEC Group on the national market, reached by designing ways of increasing market share and offering a well-planned type of communication that is continuously evolving in line with the changing world in which we live.

A valuable incorporation

The former branch of Pms incorporated into SEC and Partners has fifteen years of experience in top management consultancy regarding corporate communication, acquired in particular in the field of financial communication for large national and multinational companies. In this sector, the company has been responsible for floating several customers on the Stock Exchange and for other extraordinary financial operations considered to be among the most important over the last 15 years (from the floating of Il Sole 24 Ore and Zignago Vetro of the Marzotto group to the takeover of Beni Stabili by Foncières de Régiones) which have pushed the company to the top of the list for merger & acquisitions operations several times.

Giancarlo Frè, former vice president of PMS and now managing director of SEC and Partners, and his employees, have brought their vast range of experience to the new company, together with the professional attitude that is already a SEC value: maximum focus on all customer relations regardless of size, and the real and measurable effectiveness of the results.


Giancarlo Frè, partner and managing director

A graduate in Law at the “Sapienza” University in Rome, with a thirty-year long career in different sectors of the communication market, both nationally and internationally. In 1985 he managed the External Relations department of the Selenia-Elsag (Stet) group; two years later he became head of the group’s foreign press office and subsequently managed the press office. In 1992 he was appointed as head of the central management foreign press office for external relations at Alenia, in 1996 becoming manager of communication, image and marketing support at the AIR National Consortium (ATR and British Aerospace). Subsequently, in 1999 he became head of the press office of Alenia Spazio.
In 2001 he joined PMS, where in particular he was responsible for the following financial operations: IPOs of Astaldi, Pirelli & C. Real Estate, Terna and Ansaldo STS; Montedison/Edison, Interactive Group/Freedomland, Newco28/ Autostrade and Autogrill/Aldeasa takeovers; increases in capital of A.S. Roma and Fastweb; issuance of bonds for the Municipality of Milan, which can be converted into AEM shares. He managed the communication activities of Wheater Investment during the purchase of Wind from Enel. He also managed the crisis communication campaign relative to the Parmalat affair for the Deutsche Bank and did likewise for Capitalia with regard to the Eurolat Ciapazzi affair.

Rome “capital city”

As the emblem of Italy in the world, the heart of Italian politics but also the hub of much of the national industry (what was once known as “nationalised interests”) and the capital of a significant part of the cultural production (in particular cinema, radio and television, theatre), Rome maintains intact her key role in the economy and society of Italy as a whole.
It was here that SEC first chose to expand beyond Milan and the incorporation of the new company, fifteen years after the first office was opened, confirms our belief that the company plays a strategic role. We are using this privileged identity to fill our capital with history and renewed energy.


The new SEC and Partners offers an A to Z consultancy service, with specific skills and specialisations in corporate and financial communication, positioning strategies and reputation management, issue and crisis management, building company popularity, sustainability and social responsibility, internal communication, events and support for strategy and the planning of advertising campaigns.

SEC and Partners – key customers

  • Astaldi
  • Ansaldo STS
  • Autogrill
  • Beni Stabili
  • Fondazione Aci
  • Gas Natural
  • Gruppo Sole 24 Ore
  • HRS
  • Logista
  • Parlamento Europeo
  • Studio legale Chiomenti
  • Studio legale Delfino Willkie Farr & Gallagher
  • Teleperformance
  • Thales Alenia Space Italia
  • Unicredit
  • UE, Direzioni Generali

Where to find us

SEC and Partners
via G. Gioacchino Belli 39
00193 Roma
Tel. 06.3222712


Giancarlo Frè, partner and managing director
Maurizio Maione, vice president


This information is provided by SEC S.p.A. in accordance with EU Regulation no. 2016/679 relating to the protection of personal data (hereinafter "GDPR") and to Legislative Decree n.196 of June 30, 2003 regarding the protection of personal data.

Data controller

Personal data can be collected through our site. The data controller is SEC S.p.A. (hereinafter "SEC"), with headquarters in Milan, via Ferrante Aporti 8 (phone 026249991, fax 026592475, email, PEC O&DS srl, via Pordenone 34, Milan, is responsible for publishing the data.

SEC intends to guarantee the maximum transparency of its work, especially so in the processing of personal data that it collects for the fulfilment of its contractual obligations towards users, suppliers, and in general all its stakeholders, for the achievement of its mission. SEC is, in fact, convinced that transparency is a fundamental element of any relationship.

This policy describes privacy practices and illustrates the type of personal data that SEC collects, how it uses it, what controls it may perform, and what measures it applies to ensure confidentiality.

This information applies only to the SEC website, and not to other websites that may be consulted by the user through posted links. In this regard, it should be noted that SEC has no responsibility with regard to the sites accessed via links within the SEC site and whose contents are the sole responsibility of the sites owners.

Navigation Data

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This is information that is not collected in order to be associated with identified interested parties, but which by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

This category of data includes the IP addresses and/or the domain names of the computers used by the users connecting to the site, the addresses in the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the file size obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the operating system and the user's computer environment.

This data is used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning and is kept for the time necessary to perform analysis activities and comparative statistical processing, not exceeding 36 months.

Data provided voluntarily by the user

The optional, explicit, and voluntary transmittal of personal data by e-mail to the addresses listed on the website, or the completion of forms and contact forms contained therein, entail a necessary processing of data in order to satisfy the requests of our users.

In order to better contextualize the request formulated, users can be contacted by email, telephone, or other communication systems by one of our representatives. This personal data will be kept for the time necessary to satisfy the requests received and, in any case, not exceeding 12 months.

The data will not be disclosed to other parties, nor will it be disclosed to third parties except for statistical purposes, in respect of anonymity.


No personal data is acquired by the use of cookies on the site.

We do not use cookies to transmit information of a personal nature, nor do we use persistent cookies of any kind, or systems for tracking users.

The use of session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user's computer and disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow safe browsing and site efficiency.

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Apart from the specified site navigation data, the user is free to provide personal data contained in the request forms or in the contact form to receive communications from SEC and/or any documentation.

Failure to provide certain personal data (e.g. personal data, e-mail address, telephone number) will make it impossible for SEC to respond to requests.

Data processing methods

Personal data is processed with automated tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected.

Specific security measures are taken to prevent data loss/breaches, illicit and/or incorrect use of data, and unauthorized access to it.

Subject’s Rights

The subject(s) to whom the personal data belongs has/have the prerogative to exercise the following rights: (i) to ask the data controller to access personal data and to correct or delete it or limit or object to its processing; (ii) ask the data controller for its portability, in accordance with the provisions of art. 20 of the GDPR; (iii) to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (e.g. in the Member State in which the person concerned habitually resides, works, or the place where the alleged violation has occurred), in accordance with the provisions of art. 79 of the GDPR, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial appeal.

Interested parties may at any time exercise the aforementioned rights via communication with the undersigned company at e-mail address:

To ensure that user data is not subject to violations or illegitimate use by third parties, before accepting a request to exercise one of the rights indicated above, we will ask for information to be sure of the identity of the user requesting access to said data.

Data communication

Without prejudice to communications made in the fulfilment of legal obligations, all data collected and processed may be communicated, for the purposes referred to above, to subjects operating on behalf of SEC, such as those responsible for processing, for the execution of activities directly related or instrumental to the provision and distribution of services offered through the website.

Link methods

The link to this site is subject to prior authorization from SEC, and subject to the conditions indicated below:

Any subject who intends to post the link must give prior communication to SEC by sending an e-mail to and provide their identification data. Likewise, any variations concerning the publication of the link (deletion, modification, or other) must be communicated to said e-mail address.

Linking to the SEC site is authorized under the following conditions:

  • the link must not confuse the user regarding its ownership, or the activities of the subject providing the link and those offered by the portal.
  • linking must be made so that the user is taken directly to the sites home page.

SEC reserves the right to revoke this authorization at any time. In any case, the creation of a link to the site constitutes full acceptance of these rules.


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Reproduction, communication and making available to the public, rental, lending, or distribution without the authorization of the rights holder is strictly prohibited. All content may be downloaded or used only in the manner provided for by the rights themselves and in any case not for commercial use. The penalties provided for by Articles 171 to 174 of the aforementioned law shall apply to all violations.

Use of the site

Under no circumstance can SEC be held responsible for damages of any kind caused directly or indirectly by access to the site, by the inability or impossibility of accessing it, or by the use of the information contained therein. Citations are allowed for news or review purposes if accompanied by the tag "SEC" and its URL. SEC will post updated news on the site. SEC reserves the right to reproduce the text in other publications. SEC reserves the right to change the content of the site and legal notes at any time and without prior notice.


Every object on this site available for downloading (download) such as technical documentation, regulations, forms, and/or software, unless otherwise indicated, is free and openly available under the conditions established by the owner.

Computer viruses

SEC does not guarantee that the site is free of errors or viruses. SEC and its suppliers are not responsible for damages suffered by the user due to such destructive agents.

Twitter Policy

The Twitter account of SEC Spa is an area where Twitter users can discuss and exchange opinions on the activities carried out by the agency, but also in particular on topics relative to the company, public and corporate communication, the responsibility of doing this job and on the context that influences us and requests our intervention.
It is not a commercial profile, nor is it a customer management platform: those interested in the consultancy services provided by SEC may contact us via the appropriate page of our web site.
Should any user tweet obscene or illegal content, spam, viruses, insults or libellous comments etc. on the profile, SEC will remove the perpetrators from its list of followers, report the tweet as spam and may also take legal action to defend its rights and interests.

Facebook Policy

The Facebook page of SEC Spa is an area where Facebook users can discuss and exchange opinions on what SEC Spa “does” and “thinks”.
For this reason, all comments and posts are more than welcome, provided that they comply with the most basic rules of mutual respect, correct interaction with other users and confidentiality with regard to third party data and information. Should any user post obscene or illegal content, spam, viruses, insults or libellous comments etc. on the page, SEC will cancel these and may also take legal action against the perpetrator.
It is not a commercial profile, nor is it a customer management platform: those interested in the consultancy services provided by SEC can contact us using the Contacts section of our web site.
All images and content posted are protected by our own copyright and/or that of any customers who may have authorised us to post them. They cannot be used by third parties for commercial purposes.