Vontobel Asset Management Broadens Leadership Team

News 5/16/2018
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Vontobel Asset Management announced today that it is broadening the leadership of its Asset Management platform in the United States in an effort to better serve the evolving needs of clients around the world. Thomas Wittwer has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., the U.S. platform of the Quality Growth Boutique. Thomas Wittwer, a 30-year veteran of the firm, is ideally suited for this role, given his extensive investment, client and consultant experience. As a leader and head of marketing and sales, Thomas Wittwer helped shape the boutique’s client-focused and investment-led culture. He replaces Dr. Philipp Hensler, who has served as CEO of Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. since 2014 and has chosen to leave the firm to pursue another executive position outside of Vontobel.

Charles Falck, who has served as Chief Operating Officer of Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. since 2013, has taken on the expanded role of Global COO of Vontobel Asset Management, supporting all boutiques and regions.

The tenured investment team of Vontobel’s Quality Growth Boutique, under the leadership of Chief Investment Officer Matthew Benkendorf, continues to execute its time-tested investment approach with unwavering focus on bottom-up, fundamental research, seeking sensibly priced, high quality companies with consistent and sustainable earnings growth over the long term.

"We thank Philipp Hensler for his dedicated leadership", said Axel Schwarzer, Head of Vontobel Asset Management. "Thomas Wittwer is an outstanding leader and has a strong track record as an institutional investment professional. The Quality Growth Boutique represents a global success story that, with the appointments of Thomas Wittwer and Charles Falck, we believe we can replicate across our multi-boutique asset management business."

With USD 37.4 billion in assets under management, the New York-based Quality Growth Boutique, is one of six boutiques within Vontobel Asset Management. The Quality Growth Boutique is dedicated to managing global and regional long-only equity portfolios. Its proven investment process seeks to invest in high quality growth companies with the goal of outperforming the benchmark, with less risk, over a full market cycle.

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Vontobel Asset Management is an active asset manager with global reach and a multi-boutique approach. Each of our boutiques draws on specialized investment talent, a strong performance culture and robust risk management. We deliver leading-edge solutions for both institutional and private clients. Our commitment to active management empowers us to invest on the basis of our convictions. We deliver value through our diverse and highly specialized teams. Employing over 400 professionals worldwide – including 170 investment specialists – we operate across 13 locations including Switzerland, Europe and the US and create strategies and solutions covering equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative investments. The goal of achieving excellent and repeatable performance has been fundamental to our approach since 1988. A strong and stable shareholder structure guarantees our entrepreneurial independence and protects the long-term mindset that guides our decision-making.

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