Boutique asset manager Unigestion has made three senior appointments to its newly formed intermediary team.
The team will initially have five members and Unigestion plans to grow this further as the firm increases its presence in intermediary markets.
Their initial focus will be making 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 she spent six years as senior vice president in the global clients group. Before this he was executive director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in charge of the sales relationships across global accounts in EMEA. He started his career with Schroders Investment Management in 2001.
Andrea Di Nisio joins as head of Southern Europe intermediaries. His main focus will be to build Unigestion’s presence in intermediary channels in Spain, Italy and Portugal. Di Nisio joins Unigestion 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.
Lloyd Reynolds joins Unigestion as head of Nordic and UK Intermediaries. He will lead the expansion in these markets, leveraging Unigestion’s institutional presence. Reynolds was most recently with North Hill Capital. Prior to this he held various international leadership roles for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, JP Morgan, Schroders Private Bank and Flemings.
Tom Leavitt, managing director at Unigestion, says: “It is exciting to have Simone, Andrea and Lloyd on board bringing their collective knowledge of the international intermediary markets. They will help us extend access to our strategies through these markets, sharing the benefits of our institutional quality strategies to fund selectors looking to grow and protect the assets of their clients through multi assets, liquid alternative and equity solutions. We welcome them all very warmly to the team.”