Anton Hötzl appointed to Management Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG
- Anton Hötzl was appointed as the third member of the Management Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG on July 1, 2021
Anton Hötzl, Head of Vontobel’s Frankfurt Branch, was appointed as the third member of the Management Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, effective July 1, 2021. The qualified lawyer will enrich the Management Board with his deep industry knowhow and the extensive knowledge of the company that he has gained over many years.
Anton Hötzl began his career at Rentenbank before joining Vontobel in 2008 as a member of the Financial Products team, where he played a significant role in the development of the issuing business in Germany. As Head of Business Structuring & Development Europe, he was the driving force behind the European expansion of this area from 2013 onwards. He subsequently spent four years at Vontobel’s head office in Zurich, overseeing all legal matters relating to the Financial Products business globally. Anton Hötzl has been Manager of the Frankfurt Branch since the start of 2020, with responsibility for the structured products business in Europe and the Digital Investing and Platforms & Services divisions of Bank Vontobel Europe AG.
With his very deep and specific knowhow, Anton Hötzl brings valuable expertise to the Management Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG. Its members are: Thomas Fischer, with responsibility for Asset Management and Wealth Management, Andreas Heinrichs, who oversees the Centers of Excellence, and Anton Hötzl, who is responsible for Platforms & Services, Digital Investing and Structured Solutions.
In the financial year 2020, Bank Vontobel Europe AG successfully pursued the path it is taking across all divisions and reinforced and further expanded its strategic position within the Group as a hub for the EU. At the end of the financial year 2020, Bank Vontobel Europe AG reported a very positive annual result, with a renewed improvement year on year. The main drivers of this result were successful product placements in Asset Management and the sustained success with structured products in the Platforms & Services and Digital Investing divisions, as well as the marked increase in advised client assets in the Wealth Management division – primarily due to the acqusition of new clients across all locations.
“Anton Hötzl has played a pivotal role in the successful expansion of our structured products business in Europe. With his long and extensive experience in many fields – such as the rollout of MiFID II in his area – he brings essential knowhow to the Management Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG. With this wealth of knowledge, combined with his many years at Vontobel, he will ideally support the future growth of Bank Vontobel Europe AG and help to write the next chapter in its success story. I wish Anton Hötzl every success in his new role and I look forward to working with him even more closely,” stated Thomas Heinzl, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Vontobel Europe AG.
At Vontobel, we actively shape the future. We create and pursue opportunities with determination. We master what we do – and we only do what we master. This is how we get our clients ahead. As a globally active investment manager with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions. We harness the power of technology to deliver a high-quality, individual client experience and to deploy our investment expertise across multiple platforms and ecosystems. We empower our employees to take ownership of their work and bring opportunities to life. We do so based on the conviction that successful investing begins with the assumption of personal responsibility. We continuously scrutinize our achievements as we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients. The registered shares of the Vontobel Holding AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Vontobel families' close ties to the company guarantee our entrepreneurial independence. We consider the resulting freedom as an obligation to also assume our social responsibility. As of March 31, 2021, Vontobel held CHF 290.6 billion of total client assets. Around the world and in our home market, we serve our clients from 26 locations.
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