Lombard International Assurance, a global leader in wealth structuring solutions, has announced the appointment of David Liebmann as Head of French Market. This appointment highlights the group’s continued commitment and further enhances its presence in France, which is a key focus for growth during 2017.
In this role, Mr. Liebmann reports to Luca Bertacchi, Regional Sales Director Central and Southern Europe of Lombard International Assurance. Mr. Liebmann, based in Luxembourg, has responsibility for the overall sales strategy for France and for further developing new opportunities in the market, growing business with new and existing distribution partners. This appointment follows the opening of the French representative office in Paris last year which was an important step to reinforce Lombard International Assurance’s presence in France, providing its partners with dedicated local points of contact and greater access to expertise and support.
“We are delighted to welcome David to the team. His knowledge and expertise of the French market will prove invaluable in the development of our operations there,” said Luca Bertacchi. “His distribution experience will enable us to maximise the growth opportunities we are seeing in the French market, providing our partners with the highest quality support in developing expert wealth structuring solutions that we are synonymous with.”
Mr. Liebmann joins Lombard International Assurance having spent the last seven years in his role as Deputy Head of Sales France & Monaco at Carmignac, where he was in charge of the distribution of Carmignac Funds through private banks, discretionary wealth managers and family offices. Prior to this, Mr. Liebmann worked at Rothschild & Cie in Paris, and Banque Privée 1818.
Mr. Liebmann commented: “I am excited to be joining the firm in this period of growth. Lombard International Assurance has an excellent reputation of supporting their partners and clients by offering world class solutions and excellence. I am looking forward to further enhancing our presence in the market.”
About Lombard International Assurance
Lombard International Assurance is a leading global life insurance-based wealth solutions provider, combining the strength and expertise of two specialist life insurance companies with over 25 years’ experience and market leadership in their respective fields. Lombard International Assurance provides wealth-structuring solutions using unit-linked life assurance solutions to high net worth individuals, their families and institutions around the globe.
The global group, branded as Lombard International, launched to market in September 2015. With head offices located in Luxembourg and Philadelphia, a combined global presence enables Lombard International to serve clients’ complex needs on a global basis while being sensitive to local cultures and attitudes. The firm is an industry leader in providing multi-jurisdictional wealth planning solutions through its partner networks across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Global assets under administration are in excess of USD 80 billion with a global staff numbering over 600, including more than 60 technical experts specializing in 19 jurisdictions.
Funds managed by Blackstone own Lombard International. Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms with assets under management of over USD 360 billion.
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