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Further senior appointments at Julius Baer International in London




Julius Baer International in London has made further appointments strengthening its team and adding expertise with Loris Vallone joining as Head of Strategic Solutions, Luke Downes as Portfolio Management team leader and Ella Riesco as Head of Marketing and Communications UK.

London/Zurich, 22 February 2017 – Julius Baer International invests in growth and has appointed Loris Vallone, Luke Downes and Ella Riesco. 

Loris Vallone was most recently Head of Italy Domestic Market for Julius Baer and now has joined the team in London to focus on the development and enhancement of Julius Baer International’s product and service offering. Previously, he had been with Credit Suisse until 2011. 

Luke Downes joins from Sanlam Private Wealth, where he was Head of Global Clients. Luke will lead a team of portfolio managers and be a key part of the continued expansion of the portfolio management service in London. He will report to Edward Raymond, Head of Portfolio Management UK, and will help him co-ordinate and develop the discretionary portfolio management offering.

Ella Riesco joins as Head of Marketing and Communications UK from Ruffer. She has an extensive track record in financial services, having spent six years as Head of Marketing and Communications for Alliance Trust Investments, where she led channel and content marketing and founded their digital strategy group. Ella will support the extension of the brand footprint outside London to HNWIs and UHNWIs across the UK.  

David Durlacher, CEO of Julius Baer International, said: “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.”