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Sussex Partners, an independent specialist advisory firm focused on single manager hedge funds and founds of funds, has appointed Filippo Montalbano as Managing Director of the firm’s office in Zurich.

Montalbano has joined from Credit Suisse Private Bank where he was one of the earliest members of the Bank’s Alternatives Investment group, joining in 2008 and subsequently helping to grow the Bank’s advisory business from three to 50 staff, and from zero to CHF10 billion of assets during his eight years with the bank.
Since 2010, Montalbano’s focus has been advising clients on single manager hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, the creation of customised portfolios and selection of private equity funds. Prior to Credit Suisse, Montalbano worked in business development for a USD5 billion Swiss alternative assets management firm which was acquired by Vontobel Group.  Montalbano, 45, is a graduate of the Universities of St Gallen, Vienna and Fribourg, where he received a bilingual Master of Arts in Management and is fluent in German, French and English as well as his native Italian.  
Patrick Ghali, Managing Partner of Sussex Partners, says: “We are delighted that Filippo has joined our team in Zurich. Filippo brings over a decade of experience in the alternatives markets, a wealth of knowledge and an impressive network.   He will be looking after our Swiss and Italian institutional clients and will help in further growing our business in those markets. I greatly look forward to working with Filippo”. 

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