La Française AM appoints head of Southeastern Europe
Alex Ricchebuono has been appointed head of Southeastern Europe for La Française AM, operating out of the manager’s Italian branch in Milan.
Ricchebuono is tasked with expanding business in Italy, Switzerland and Austria through third party networks, both institutional and retail.
Previously a similar role at Brevan Howard (UK), where he helped expand the distribution of alternative products in Southern Europe, and with Credit Suisse Investment Banking (IT) as managing director, where he helped promote fixed income derivatives and the Custom Markets Platform.
His colleague Marco Peri will maintain his role as head of Italian Sales, and will look to consolidate La Francaise AM’s presence in this market, considered strategic by the firm.
Maria Grazia Bevilacqua, in charge of marketing support and client service, has joined the Italian team.
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.”