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Vanguard appoints head of Italy


Vanguard has appointed Simone Rosti as Head of Italy, a newly created position based at Vanguard’s European headquarters in London, UK, with responsibility for the Italian market.

Thomas Merz, Head of Distribution, Europe, Ex-UK, says: “Hiring Simone is an important milestone for Vanguard, as we look to continue expanding our presence across Europe. Simone’s knowledge and experience will be key to giving investors the best chance of investment success. We’re delighted to add him to the team.”
Simone joins from UBS Asset Management where he was Head of Passive and ETF Sales for Europe. Simone joined UBS in 2012 as Head of ETFs Italy. Previously, Simone worked for iShares/Blackrock as a senior sales representative for the Italian market, and as Head of Marketing from 2007-2010. He began his in the financial industry in 2002.
Simone holds an MSc in Political Science and International Relations from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.
Vanguard manages USD5.0 trillion on behalf of more than 20 million investors worldwide. One of the world’s largest investment companies, Vanguard offers a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. Established in 1975, it is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Vanguard’s European operations currently have over USD175 billion in assets under management as at the end of May 2018. In the past year, Vanguard has grown its presence and footprint in Europe, making a series of senior ETF hires. In June 2018 Vanguard opened its first office in Frankfurt, Germany having listed its European ETF range on Deutsche Börse in October 2017.

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