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Vontobel Asset Management adds key hire to its CHF 22 billion Multi Asset Boutique


Published on 08.09.2017 CEST


Vontobel Asset Management has appointed Gregor Hirt as Head of Multi Asset Solutions. Gregor will join on 1 July 2017 and also become a voting member of the Investment Committee.

"Gregor has a distinguished career in multi-asset investing, having won several Morningstar and Lipper awards for the funds he managed," says Christophe Bernard, Head of Multi Asset Boutique. "His deep knowledge of our strategic markets for multi asset, namely Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and his experience will be instrumental in helping us further shape a first-class multi-asset product shelf for our clients." Gregor Hirt joins Vontobel Asset Management from UBS Global Asset Management, where he started in 2014 as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Global Investment Solutions for Europe and Switzerland and became Global Chief Strategist Multi Asset in 2016. Prior to UBS, Gregor Hirt held various senior positions at Schroders and Credit Suisse.

Gregor Hirt says: "Vontobel Asset Management has been developing an excellent reputation in the multi-asset space and I am looking forward to working with the team to strengthen the franchise."

Vontobel Asset Management

Since it was established in 1988, Vontobel Asset Management has pursued a multi-boutique approach with a focused offering in the areas of equities, fixed income and multi asset class. Its goal is to create value – or ‘alpha’ – for clients. Vontobel Asset Management has around 400 employees, including over 150 investment specialists, in over a dozen locations around the globe. Its advised client assets totalled around CHF 101 billion as of 31 December 2016. Vontobel Asset Management is one of Vontobel’s three divisions – together with Private Banking and Investment Banking – whose mission is to protect and build the wealth clients have entrusted to them over the long term. In doing so, Vontobel is committed to Swiss quality and performance standards. With their good name, the owner families have stood by these principles for generations. The registered shares of Vontobel Holding AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Vontobel families and the Vontobel Foundation hold the majority of shares and votes in the company.