Fidelity International has appointed of Ilario Di Bon as head of global equities.
Di Bon will head the global equities investment team, which covers sector, US and global emerging markets desks. He will also have responsibility for broadening the firm’s institutional global equity product range.
Di Bon joins from UBS Asset Management where he was lead portfolio manager across a number of global equity portfolios. During his eight year stint with the firm he was also head of global equity research, and latterly, head of Japanese equities.
He is expected to join the firm in May and will report to Fidelity chief investment officer Nicky Richards.
Richards says: “Ilario’s skills in research and as a portfolio manager make him ideally suited to take on the responsibility for leading the development of our global equity investment capabilities for clients in Europe and Asia. The Fidelity global focus and global special situations funds have excellent performance. Our next step is to build on the range of global and US equity strategies that we manage from London.”