Lemanik Asset Management S.A, the Luxembourg based Management Company and  AIFM with presence in Dublin and Milan , has announced the appointment of Mr Alessandro Silvestro as Managing Director Asia Pacific. Based in the newly created office in Hong Kong, Alessandro will join the management committee and report directly to Mr Philippe Meloni, Lemanik Group CEO.

Alessandro, 43, graduated with a master degree in law (LLM), brings 18 years of experience in the investment fund business. Over the course of his career, he has developed operational, sales & relationship management expertise in both Europe and Asia. He held various senior positions with RBC Investor Services in Luxembourg, Milan and Hong Kong. Most recently, he was Head of Sales at Standard Chartered Hong Kong focusing on the fast growing insurance segment in Asia.

The appointment comes amid a rising interest among Asia Pacific traditional and alternative asset managers to set up UCITs, AIFs, RAIFs or ICAVs.