Leonteq AG

  • ISIN: CH0190891181
  • Land: Schweiz

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Press release: Leonteq announces change to its Executive Committee

Leonteq AG / Key word(s): Personnel

12-Nov-2020 / 07:00 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Zurich, 12 November 2020

Leonteq AG (SIX: LEON) announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Alessandro Ricci as Head Investment Solutions and Member of the Executive Committee. He is succeeding David Schmid, who will leave Leonteq after 12 years with the company.

Alessandro Ricci (1974), currently Leonteq's Deputy Head Investment Solutions and Head Switzerland & EMEA, has been appointed Head Investment Solutions and new Member of the Executive Committee effective 1 January 2021 at the latest and subject to regulatory approval. He re-joined Leonteq in June 2020 after an earlier stint at the firm in 2016/2017 as Head Sales EMEA.

From 2017 to 2020, Alessandro Ricci was Co-Head Derivatives & Head of Structured Products at Exane, and worked in various senior management positions in the Structured Products division of Nomura International from 2008 to 2016. He was at Lehman Brothers in Equity Derivatives Sales and Structuring from 2004 to 2008 and worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey from 2000 to 2002. Alessandro Ricci is an Italian and British national and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II as well as an MBA in Finance from the Columbia Business School, New York.

David Schmid joined Leonteq in 2008 and was appointed to Leonteq's Executive Committee in 2016, where he was responsible for the issuance and distribution of structured products across Switzerland, Europe and Asia.

Lukas Ruflin, CEO of Leonteq, stated: "During his tenure at Leonteq, David played an important role in the expansion of our product range and global market presence, in particular in Switzerland and Asia. We are very grateful to him for his many years of service and wish him all the best in the future."

Lukas Ruflin added: "We are delighted to announce Alessandro as an ideal successor who knows our business, our clients and the team very well. His industry experience and leadership qualities will help us take Leonteq to the next stage of growth and profitability in this fast-changing environment."

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Leonteq AG is a Swiss company active in the finance and technology sector with a focus on the structured products segment. Based on proprietary modern technology, the company offers derivative investment products and services and predominantly covers the capital protection, yield enhancement and participation product classes. Leonteq acts as both a direct issuer of its own products and as a partner to other financial institutions. Leonteq further enables life insurance companies to produce capital-efficient, unit-linked pension products with guarantees. The company has offices and subsidiaries in 11 countries, through which it serves over 50 markets. Leonteq AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: LEON). www.leonteq.com

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