Vanguard has appointed Diana Lazzati as Senior Sales Executive for the firm’s Italian office.

Reporting to Simone Rosti, Vanguard’s head of Italy, Lazzati’s duties will involve business development linked to ETFs, index funds and active strategies among the company’s Italian clients.

Lazzati joins Vanguard from UBS Investment Bank, where she was director of European equity sales. Lazzati was at UBS for over 12 and a half years and brings experience from both the buy and sell side.

Rosti said in a statement: "Our strategies are mainly aimed at investors who mainly use ETFs and index funds to make their portfolios more efficient.

"I am therefore pleased to welcome Diana, whose entry underlines once again our commitment to the Italian market, where Vanguard aims to help simplify investments and reduce costs."