Villalba joins from MerchBanc where she headed business development; prior to that, Villalba was a deputy general manager at Banco Madrid for five years. A Portfolio Management Master alumnus from IEB in Madrid and Economics graduate from the Bentley College in Boston, Villalba is certified in various Asset Management modules from the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the course of her 20 years’ experience serving the needs of investors or managing portfolios directly, Villalba has built her career at firms such as Credit Suisse and American Express as well as in boutique businesses such as Focus Capital Ltd where she was a Founding Partner and co-CIO.
Antonio Rodriguez will report to the new local Head of Sales while Raimundo Martin, who has been instrumental in setting up Mirabaud’s initial coverage of investors in the region, has decided to pursue a personal project; we thank him for everything and wish him all the best in his new venture.
Commenting on the appointment, Bertrand Bricheux, Global Head of Sales and Marketing said: "Over the past five years, Mirabaud Asset Management has established a strong presence in the Iberian wholesale and institutional market. With Elena Villalba's experience and dedication to the business, we are confident we will take Mirabaud Asset Management to the next level in Spain and Portugal by continuing to expand our investment solutions and our reach to clients who are at the heart of everything we do."
Elena Villalba added "Mirabaud Asset Management remains focused and specialized in active management where it follows its conviction-based approach and passion for investing; it is exciting to join the team at a moment where every individual is empowered to make a difference."