General Counsel passed away
Enrico Friz, General Counsel of Vontobel since 2017 and a member of the Executive Committees of Vontobel Holding AG and Bank Vontobel AG, passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2021.
Zeno Staub, CEO, stated, "With his great expertise and strong judgment, Enrico Friz played a significant role in the positive development of Vontobel over the past few years. We owe him a great debt of gratitude and will always honor his memory. The Board of Directors, the Global Executive Board and all employees are deeply saddened by his death and extend their deepest sympathy to his family."
Thomas Heinzl, CFO, and Felix Lenhard, COO, will take over the lead of Legal & Compliance until further notice.
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 September 30, 2020, Vontobel held CHF 294.1 billion of total client assets. Around the world and in our home market, we serve our clients from 26 locations.
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