History

Loyal to our Swiss roots

Since our inception in 1988, we have been a valuable and reliable partner for our clients. We are always striving for quality and expertise, which is why the steady increase in the volume of client assets we manage means so much to us. It demonstrates our ability to create added value for our investors through active asset management.

Our parent bank was established around 90 years ago in Zurich, Switzerland and Vontobel Asset Management is one of its three business areas. Vontobel’s solid balance sheet and stable family shareholder structure are two of its distinguishing features. It’s financial strength and stability are confirmed by the independent rating agency Moody’s, who rate Vontobel Holding Ltd. at A3.

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2016

  • Vontobel and Raiffeisen redefine their partnership in the area of asset management and strengthen their collaboration.
  • Vontobel acquires the Raiffeisen subsidiary Vescore Ltd.

2015

  • Bank Vontobel AG outsources its asset management into a legally independent unit Vontobel Asset Management AG with the aim of strengthening its position and as the basis for further growth.
  • Harcourt is merged into Vontobel Asset Management AG.
  • Vontobel acquires a 60 percent stake in TwentyFour Asset Management LLP, a fast growing independent fixed income specialist based in London

2013

  • A strategic alliance with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) is developed. 

2008

  • Vontobel Asia Pacific Ltd. Is founded in Hong Kong.

2007

  • Vontobel Asset Management S.A. opens a subsidiary in London.

2006

  • Majority stake purchased in Harcourt Investment Consulting Ltd., a globally active provider of alternative strategies primarily for institutional investors (full ownership achieved in 2011).  

2004

  • Cooperation between Vontobel and the Raiffeisen Group is expanded: Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft acquires a 12.5 percent stake in Vontobel Holding Ltd.

2003

  • Asset Management business built up in Milan.

2002

  • Asset Management business built up in Frankfurt am Main.

2001

  • Founding of Vontobel Luxembourg SA, now called Vontobel Asset Management S.A., in Luxembourg with branches in London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm and Vienna.

1996

  • Asset Management business built up in Vienna.

1991

  • Founding of the Vontobel Fund (SICAV), in Luxembourg.
  • Founding of Vontobel Fund Management SA in Luxembourg, now called Vontobel Asset Management S.A.

1990

  • Founding of the firm known today as Vontobel Fonds Services AG, the Swiss investment fund manager.

1988

  • Vontobel Asset Management Ltd. is founded, later integrated into Bank Vontobel Ltd. in 2008.

1984

  • Founding of Vontobel USA Inc., now called Vontobel Asset Management Inc., in New York.

1924

  • Beginnings of Bank Vontobel in Zurich with the founding of the brokerage firm F.E. Haeberli & Cie.