Swiss private bank makes senior management push

Ridhima Sharma
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Swiss private bank makes senior management push

Zurich-based private bank Falcon has made a number of senior management appointments that will lay a new basis for future growth.

Matteo Maccio will join Falcon on 1 December 2018 as new CFO and member of the Executive Committee. He succeeds Urs Zgraggen.

Maccio joins Falcon from Banque Cramer (former Valartis Bank), where he has worked as chief risk officer and member of the Executive Committee. From 2010 to 2013 he was CFO and member of the Executive Committee at Finter Bank Zurich, as of 2011 he also acted as their CRO. Prior to that, he was head of Group Accounting & Reporting at Julius Baer as well as senior manager at EY, and held various positions at several Swiss banks, including Credit Suisse and ZKB.

Alastair Fiddes will join the private bank on 1 August 2018 as new COO and member of the Executive Committee. The position had remained vacant since the departure of Tobias Unger in 2016. He joins from Mubadala Investment Company where he spent nine years in various senior finance leadership positions, including as director of Treasury and Investor Relations, head of Group Treasury, head of Financial Risk Management as well as being a member of the Board of Directors for Mubadala Reinsurance.

Prior to Mubadala he held a number of senior finance positions, predominantly focused on risk management, asset management, treasury, finance and internal audit within the UK financial services sector.

Marc A. Ritzl joins Falcon from Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) SA as head of Human Resources on 1 September 2018. Previously, he worked in various senior human resources management positions for Swiss Re, Credit Suisse and other financial institutions.

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