Swiss boutique Unigestion has made three senior hires to its newly formed intermediary team.
It is understood that the team will be initially comprised of five members, aiming to make Unigestion’s institutional investment expertise available to intermediaries in the Southern Europe, UK, Nordics, Switzerland and the US.
Simone Gallo joins Unigestion as head of Intermediary Distribution.
He will have responsibility for building the global intermediary channels focusing on wealth managers, multi-managers and sub-advisory mandates.
Gallo joins from Pictet Asset Management where he spent six years as senior vice president in the Global Clients Group.
Prior to this, he was executive director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in charge of the sales relationships across global accounts in EMEA.
Gallo began his career at Schroders in 2001.
Andrea Di Nisio joins as head of Southern Europe Intermediaries. His focus will be on building Unigestion’s presence in intermediary channels in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Di Nisio joins from Dalton Strategic Partnership where from 2009 to 2016 he was the partner responsible for promoting the firm and its funds to intermediaries across Southern Europe.
He held a number of roles including that of fund director responsible for wealth management and fund distribution in Southern Europe at Cazenove Capital Management.
Andrea started his career in 1998 at Schroders Italia in Milan and in 2001 joined the international team of Schroder & Co in London.
Lloyd Reynolds joins as head of Nordic and UK Intermediaries. He will lead the expansion in these markets, leveraging Unigestion’s institutional presence.
Most recently he was with North Hill Capital. Reynolds has also held various international leadership roles for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, JP Morgan, Schroders Private Bank and Flemings.
Unigestion currently has $20bn (€17.8bn) in assets under management.