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As of 1 February 2017, Luigi Vignola will take over the role as Global Head Structured Products. Luigi Vignola joined Julius Baer in 2009 and has held the position as Head Markets Asia since 2012. From 2014 he has been additionally in charge of Markets and Advisory Solutions Asia.Zurich/Hong Kong /Singapore, 10 November 2016 – Luigi Vignola, who is currently heading Markets and Advisory Solutions Asia, will take on a new role as Global Head Structured Products as of 1 February 2017. He succeeds Philipp Rickenbacher, who was in charge of Structured Products for almost seven years, before being appointed as new Head Advisory Solutions and member of the Executive Board of Julius Baer on 1 August 2016. During the first few months of his new mandate, Luigi Vignola will operate out of Singapore and focus on the integration of the Structured Products Asia offering into the global Structured Products organisation, before relocating to Switzerland by mid-2017. Senior appointments in Asia will be communicated in due course. Luigi Vignola joined Julius Baer in 2009 as Head Tailored Solutions Group in the Structured Products area and successfully developed the firm’s fund derivatives activities into a comprehensive offering of tailored investment solutions for (U)HNWI and institutional clients. In January 2012, he was appointed Head Markets Asia and has since been responsible for further developing and expanding the trading, execution and advisory platforms. Since November 2014, he has been additionally in charge of Markets and Advisory Solutions Asia (formerly Investment Solutions Group Asia Pacific). In his new role, Luigi Vignola will continue to report to Peter Gerlach, Head Markets and member of the Executive Board. “I am confident that with his broad expertise and international network, Luigi will positively shape the future development of Structured Products for the Bank,” Peter Gerlach said. “Our Structured Products platform with its capacity to deliver tailored solutions and its innovative distribution infrastructure in the form of the Derivative Toolbox is very well positioned in the market,” he added.