La Française announced that Alex Ricchebuono has joined La Française to head-up Southeastern business development.
Alex Ricchebuono comes with a wealth of experience in the asset management industry and specifically in market development having worked with Brevan Howard (UK) where he was instrumental in expanding the distribution of alternative products in Southern Europe and with Credit Suisse Investment Banking (IT) as Managing Director where again he played a decisive role in the promotion of Fixed Income derivatives and the Custom Markets Platform. He is operating out of the Italian branch of La Française AM and managing the local team. As Head of Southeast Europe, he will continue to pursue development opportunities. His goal will be to expand business in Italy, Switzerland and Austria through third party networks, both institutional and retail. Marco Peri will maintain his role as Head of Italian Sales with the goal to consolidate La Francaise AM’s presence in this key market, considered strategic by the firm. Additionally, Maria Grazia Bevilacqua, in charge of marketing support and client service, has joined the Italian team.
Alex Ricchebuono commented, “I look forward to working with such a solid structure that has made international development a top priority. Through the creation of local offices and associations with asset management industry leaders, La Française strives to be one of the most international French asset management firms”.
Philippe LECOMTE, CEO of La Française AM International and Head of Institutional Development (France and International) said, “I am confident that Alex is an excellent match for this position. He will be a strong asset to the La Française AM team. His appointment underpins our commitment to the Italian market. The message we want to send is: La Française is here to stay.”