Delio has appointed a former private banker as senior client director to focus on growth in West and Southern Europe.

Ed Cotton will join the FinTech firm’s office in London and will work across Delio’s client network in the UK and Europe as the company continues to expand.

Delio, a platform which helps financial institutions connect high net worth clients with investment opportunities, also operates from offices in Cardiff, Brussels and Sydney.

“We’re thrilled to have Ed on board, he brings valuable experience to our team which will only enhance our business growth as we continue to build strong foundations for expansion at home and abroad,” co-founder and chief operating officer David Newman said.

Before joining Delio, Cotton worked with a number of global institutions, most recently with Edmond de Rothschild.

Prior to this, he completed a three-year international graduate programme where he worked with a UHNW solutions team in Mumbai, and with a private equity team in London, originating and distributing funds to bankers across Europe.

Cotton said: “From my years working with international entrepreneurs and family business owners, it has become ever clearer that these wealthy and sophisticated individuals want access to private deals and to share and participate in opportunities alongside fellow minded entrepreneurs.

“Delio’s solution perfectly caters to that demand. It empowers banks and other financial institutions with the tools and wherewithal to deliver a truly effective and engaging private asset offering that the vast majority are either currently not able to provide or, if they do, do so in an inefficient and friction-heavy manner.

“Furthermore, the growth plans and ambitions of Delio’s co-founders really resonated with me and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be part of an exciting high-growth business which has found its niche by offering a compelling and market-leading solution for the changing needs of today’s wealth-creators who are looking to invest directly in opportunities across private equity and debt, social impact and real estate, both direct and via funds.”

As well as working with clients in the UK and Europe, Delio is continuing to expand in the Middle East and Asia.