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Markus Pfister

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Markus Pfister, born 1971, Swiss Citizen
Head Structured Solutions & Treasury since January 2020

Education

Advanced education

Various courses in Switzerland and abroad on financial markets, exotic options, software development,
advanced hedging

2009

Swiss Banking School, Advanced Executive Program

2001-2002

Swiss Banking School, Executive Program

1988-1991

Commercial apprenticeship, Swiss Volksbank, Zurich

Professional background

Since 2004

Vontobel

Since 2020

Head Structured Products / Member of the Operating Committee

2019

COO Investment Banking Vontobel

2004-2018

Head of Financial Products Engineering & Development (Managing Director)
includes, among others: Quant Group, Structuring, Trading Applications, Deritrade, Risk Management
Systems, Legal, Documentation, Business Engineering, Products Automation

2002-2004

Head Global Equities and Derivatives (Head of Equity Trading, Equity Product Sales and in-house
IT department)

2001-2002

Banca del Gottardo, Zurich, Head of Equity Trading Zurich

1998-2001

Bank Leu AG, Zurich,

  • Head of proprietary trading
  • Expansion of the team from 4 to 10 people
  • Issuer of warrants, structured products, basket and index certificates, index arbitrage
  • Promotion to Member of the Senior Management
1996-1998

Bank Leu AG, Zurich, Trading of the bank's strategic positions

1995-1996

Credit Suisse Financial Products, London

  • Convertible Bond Arbitrage (Global)
  • Index Arbitrage (Europe)
1993-1995

Bank Leu AG, Zurich

  • SOFFEX Market Maker
  • Promotion to Member of the Management
1992-1993

Schweizerische Volksbank, Zurich, SOFFEX Market Maker

1991-1992

Schweizerische Volksbank, Zurich, Back-Office employee at SOFFEX-trading

Mandates

President of the SSPA (Swiss Structured Products Association)

Since 2012

Chairman SSPA Risk Committee

Seit 2001

Member of the SIX Swiss Exchange Index Committee

2007-2014

Board Member Swiss Futures and Options Association