Graduate Trainee Program

External Asset Managers

Vontobel offers tailor-made services to External Asset Managers (EAM) and their private clients in the area of private wealth management. Our investment advisory, custody/reporting and trading/execution services as well as our fully integrated digital product and service platforms offer EAMs an optimal basis to service their clients worldwide and 24/7. A dedicated advisor provides individual solutions in collaboration with investment specialists from our team to best fit the EAM’s needs. Our teams are based in Zurich, Geneva, Basel and New York.


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The GTP "External Asset Managers" is primarily focused on business management activities, investment advisory and daily relationship management with EAMs to offer our banking services. During the GTP, you will get broad insights on the EAM business and a deep understanding of Vontobel’s products and offerings to EAMs as well as our internal capabilities in Capital Markets.

External Asset Managers modules:

  • Business Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Investment Advisory


Candidate profile

  • Master’s degree in banking & finance, business administration or (regulatory) law
  • Dedicated for graduate functions, preferably with little relevant practical experience
  • Interest in banking, financial markets and operations
  • Analytical and structured thinking
  • Pro-active attitude, team player, able to work under pressure
  • Willing to complete additional training courses
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Good MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel
  • CH or EU citizen


Insights from our graduate



  • B.A. Banking & Finance from ZFH Zürich, M.Sc. in International Business from ZHAW
  • Various working experiences in Wealth Management (Universal Banks and EAM)

What convinced you about this program?
I was particularly attracted to this program by both, the brand Vontobel, since it was my desired employer, and the business environment of EAMs, in which I was already experienced in. Thus, this program combined my fields of interest topped with possibilities to strengthen my experience in new business fields, specifically Business Development and Investment Advisory. All this convinced me to start this program. On top of that, the long term orientation Vontobel communicates its employees was very crucial for me.

What has been your personal highlight in your program so far?
Luckily, there are a lot of highlights so far. From the very first day, you are encouraged to actively take decisions and bear responsibility, leaving your mark and building up a helpful network. Beside the very interesting projects regarding digitization, new business and other opportunities in the current banking environment, the social events with my team and the community with other GTPs is extremely valuable and motivating.

What is your advice for anyone interested in this GTP?
In my opinion, if you are interested in the banking industry, Vontobel is the best company to go for. Not only because of the culture and environment itself,  but also regarding the possibility the GTP offers you. Be confident, curious and ask a lot of questions and try to learn from every situation you come into.


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Are you interested in joining our team at Vontobel? Do not hesitate to contact us anytime. We are looking forward to hear from you.

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