Vontobel Investment Banking appoints new heads of Financial Products Advisory & Distribution and Transaction Banking

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30.10.2018 Reading time: 3 minute(s)

  • Peter Camenzind as new Head Financial Products Advisory & Distribution
  • Georg von Wattenwyl takes charge of building up EAM business in Asia and global responsibility for advising family offices
  • Nino Ciganovic assumes responsibility for Transaction Banking

Following Georg von Wattenwyl's decision to take charge of building up the business with EAMs in Asia and global responsibility for advising family offices at Vontobel EAM, Peter Camenzind will take over from him as Head Financial Products Advisory & Distribution with effect from January 1, 2019. Since 2008, Peter Camenzind has been in charge of the Transaction Banking business unit, which provides a range of payment and tax services for Vontobel and external financial firms including client execution, clearing, settlement, and corporate actions. Under his leadership, more than 120 banks – including Swiss cantonal, regional, and private banks – and international brokers currently call on Vontobel's services for their securities business. They benefit from Vontobel's strong position in the Swiss marketplace and its technological capability to provide access to international markets. "Through his professionalism and hard work, Peter Camenzind has made Vontobel Transaction Banking the leading provider of transaction banking services in Switzerland. I am pleased to see that he will now be applying his experience, spirit, and know-how to the further expansion of Financial Products. We reserve special thanks for Georg von Wattenwyl, who over the past twenty years – of which 11 years with global responsibility - turned Vontobel Financial Products into a major force in structured products worldwide and is now turning his attention to our business with EAMs in Asia and family offices globally," says Roger Studer.

Peter Camenzind will be succeeded as Head Transaction Banking by Nino Ciganovic, who joins Vontobel from SIX Securities & Exchanges, where his most recent position was Head Global Relationship & Network Management and member of the Management Committee. "We are delighted to have recruited Nino Ciganovic, a proven expert in securities trading and settlement. His experience and expertise will enable him to expand the range of services offered further through innovation, reliability, and competitive pricing," says Roger Studer. This appointment is also a sign of confidence in Switzerland as a production location and in the country's financial market infrastructure. Growing demand for Vontobel's security services resulted in a 70% increase in the overall trading volume between 2013 and 2017, compared with just 34% for the SIX Swiss Exchange.


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