La Financière de l’Échiquier accelerates its European expansion and commercial momentum with the appointment of Marco Negri as Country Head for Italy

La Financière de l’Échiquier (LFDE) announces the appointment of Marco Negri, effective 8 March 2021, as Country Head for Italy.

As the head of a five-person team and reporting to Bettina Ducat, Chief Executive Officer, Marco Negri will have the job of accelerating the expansion in LFDE’s assets under management in Italy with retail, wholesale, private banking and institutional clients, and of enhancing the brand’s name recognition in Italy.

Italy is a long-standing market for LFDE, and the firm plans to expand its offering there of international and thematic equities and to raise its sustainable investment and impact investment ambitions even higher.

Bettina Ducat, Chief Executive Officer of La Financière de l’Échiquier, said :

We are accelerating our expansion throughout Europe. We are very pleased to welcome Marco Negri, whose solid experience in asset management and mastery of the special features of the Italian market will be advantageous in stepping up our commercial momentum (beyond the borders of France). We’re on our way. La Financière de l’Échiquier is taking on the best talents to become a benchmark player in asset management in Europe.

Marco Negri, Country Head for Italy, added :

This is an exciting new challenge for me, and I’m very happy to join La Financière de l’Échiquier at this stage of its development while helping it to expand on a strategic market that I am very familiar with. The energy and ambition of La Financière de l’Échiquier are highly stimulating.

About Marco Negri | Country Head for Italy

A graduate of Bocconi University, Marco Negri began his career in 2004 at Dexia Asset Management in Italy as a customer relationship manager before joining UBS Global Asset Management in 2006 as Senior Client Relationship Manager. In 2009, he became Head of Wholesale Business before being appointed Head of Business Development. In 2010, he joined Legg Mason Global Asset Management in the same role and became Country Head for Italy in 2011, and then Head of Southern Europe in 2017. Marco Negri joined La Financière de l’Échiquier in March 2021 as Country Head for Italy.