Julius Baer International makes three hires to further UK ambitions

General-Business-People-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgJulius Baer International is continuing its push into the UK market with three appointments to its London office.

Loris Vallone joins as head of strategic solutions, Luke Downes as portfolio management team leader and Ella Riesco as head of marketing and communications UK.

Vallone, who was most recently head of Italy domestic market for Julius Baer, will focus on developing Julius Baer International’s product and service offering.

Downes was previously head of global clients at Sanlam Private Wealth and will be involved in growing the portfolio management service in London. He will report to Edward Raymond, head of portfolio management UK, and will assist in developing the discretionary portfolio management offering.

Riesco joins from Ruffer and was previously head of marketing and communications for Alliance Trust Investments, where she founded the firm’s digital strategy group.

David Durlacher, CEO of Julius Baer International, says: “I am delighted to welcome Ella, Loris and Luke. They bring a wealth of leadership experience that will be important for our growth. These appointments are a further demonstration of Julius Baer’s ambitions in the UK and its commitment to the market.”