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Appointment of chief operating officer for the Mirabaud Group

Geneva, 20 February 2020 - François Leyss, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Mirabaud Asset Management, has been appointed as COO of the Mirabaud Group. He will take up his new position on 1 March 2020.

François Leyss' future duties will include overseeing IT, Operations and Trading activities for all of the Mirabaud Group's business lines (Wealth Management, Asset Management and Securities).

A member of management for Mirabaud Asset Management since 2012, François Leyss has played a key role in the institutionalisation of this business line for all areas of support (IT, Operations, Trading, Reporting, Fund Supervision and Administration and Project Management), contributing to the business development. As well as a degree in Business Management from the University of Geneva, he has also gained extensive experience in banking and financial fields.

The Managing Partners have appointed Raphaël Ducret to replace François Leyss as the new COO of Mirabaud Asset Management. As the Head of Organisation at Mirabaud since 2016, Raphaël Ducret has helped strengthen and develop the Group and has been directly involved in the management of numerous operational projects for Mirabaud Asset Management, alongside François Leyss. A graduate of EPFL with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he will take up his new position on 1 March 2020.

Lionel Aeschlimann, Managing Partner of Mirabaud and CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management, welcomed these appointments: "Thanks to their complementary skills and excellent knowledge of Mirabaud, François Leyss and Raphaël Ducret, together with their teams, will help enhance the excellence of our services and develop our Group and our Asset Management activities". 

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